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Cultural Surprises in the Capital 

Some of the lesser-known cultural attractions in Canada’s Capital Region deserve a second look, and your itineraries to Ottawa would be enhanced by a stop at one or more of the following: 

Billings Estate Museum: This is Ottawa’s oldest house and was the home of the Billings, one of the Ottawa’s founding families.  This heritage site showcases five generations of the family, and the site also includes an historic cemetery, colourful flowerbeds and gardens, and centuries-old pathways. 

Currency Museum of the Bank of Canada: The history and evolution of money over the past 2,500 years is traced in this museum.  It includes the most complete collection of Canadian notes and coins, as well as early tokens such as shells, beads, and tea, all of which were used prior to the acceptance of coins. 

Rideau Hall: As the official home for the Queen’s representative in Canada (the Governor General), Rideau Hall is a magnificent tour stop.  Tours of the residence visit spectacular 19th century rooms, and depending on the time of year, the staterooms are also included.  Outdoor tours of the gardens and greenhouses are a treat for any gardener. 

St. Patrick’s Basilica: As the oldest English-speaking Catholic parish in Ottawa, St. Patrick’s was founded in 1855 and named for the patron saint of Ireland.  (This explains why you’ll find shamrocks in the most unexpected places!)  The architecture and magnificent interior of this basilica are well worth a visit. 

For more info on this itinerary, contact:  

1. Billings Estate Museum:
1 hr, (613) 247-4830
2. Currency Museum: 
1 hr, (613) 782-8914
3. Rideau Hall:
1 hr, (613) 998-7113
4. St. Patrick’s Basilica:
1 hr, (613) 233-1125
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