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While attending the Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection symposium, take some time to visit some of Canada's most prestigious museums and galleries.

Canadian Museum of Civilization.
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Canadian Museum of Civilization (2 km from hotel)
At over one million square feet (100,000 square metres), the Canadian Museum of Civilization is one of the world's largest museums. The Museum has three major galleries presenting permanent exhibitions where sound, images, and treasures from the collections create memorable impressions of our Canada's colourful past. The Grand Hall displays the world's largest indoor collection of totem poles and artifacts from six different coastal nations. The Canada Hall portrays key periods in Canadian history from the arrival of Norse adventurers around the year 1000 right up to the settlement of western Canada in the twentieth century and the First People's Hall showcases the rich diversity of First People's cultures.

Canadian War Museum.
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Canadian War Museum (2 km from hotel)
The role of the Canadian War Museum is to provide a record of Canada's war-related history, to serve as a memorial to Canadians lost in war and to document Canada's continuing commitment to peacekeeping and the maintenance of international security.

Canada Aviation Museum.
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Canada Aviation Museum (7.75 km from hotel)
Deemed one of the world’s best aviation museums it presents the history of Canada's aeronautical legacy, from the pioneer era to the jet age. Over 130 aircraft chronicle the ancient dream of flight and the significant part played by Canadians in the development of aviation. Visitors can explore the story of flight through demonstrations, guided tours and more.

Canadian Museum of Nature.
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Canadian Museum of Nature (2.3 km from hotel)
Canada's national natural history and sciences museum, a newly renovated gothic castle, is home to brand new world-class exhibitions from fossils to mammals, dioramas to bird specimens.

National Gallery of Canada.
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National Gallery of Canada (2.6 km from hotel)
Designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie, the Garden Court inside the National Gallery of Canada brings art to life through its unique architectural spaces as well as its outstanding seasonal exhibitions of works by both Canadian and international artists. The Gallery's outdoor garden emulates the ruggedly beautiful landscape of Northern Ontario that inspired Canada's most famous artists, the Group of Seven.

Parliament of Canada.
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Parliament of Canada (0.6 km from hotel)
Parliament Hill, the seat of Canada's government is home to both the House of Commons and the Senate. Visitors may watch the debates or listen to audio guides in the Public Galleries of both the Senate and the House of Commons. You must pass through security similar to an airport.

Notre Dame Basilica (2.6 km from hotel)

Ottawa's Cathedral Basilica, the first catholic chapel of Ottawa, with Neo-Gothic architecture, twin spires and stained-glass windows, is the oldest church in Ottawa that is still in use. You can go on a guided visit to learn more about the construction and the vocation of the church.

Rideau Hall (3.4 km from hotel)

Rideau Hall has been the residence of every one of Canada's Governors General (the Queen's representative in Canada). Visitors can learn more about the history, roles, responsibilities and activities of the Governor General while exploring this beautiful residence and its grounds.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (6.1 km from hotel)

The RCMP invites visitors to tour the training centre for the famous RCMP musical ride, performed with 32 horses and riders. It is sometimes possible to see the horses and riders practice when they are not away on tour.

Supreme Court of Canada (0.2 km from hotel)

Take a tour of the Supreme Court of Canada, the National Library of Canada and the National Archives of Canada. The Supreme Court, as its name suggests, is the highest court in the land. The National Library has more than 10 million books and publications, with two copies of every written article ever produced in Canada, including sheet music and sound recordings. The National Archives preserves unpublished documents like diaries, letters, photos, maps and computer discs.

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