In December I crossed the Alexandra Bridge into Gatineau, to visit the Canadian Museum of History, formerly the Museum of Civilization. The ice on the Ottawa River was taking shape. The two wings of the museum are seen on the shoreline.
Here we see the entrance of the exhibit wing.
While here is the curatorial wing. The current museum was designed by the First Nations architect Douglas Cardinal, who lives in the area. His style with its sweeping curves can be seen in other examples of his architecture, large or small, and this museum is his signature accomplishment.
Between the two wings is a staircase and a view across to Parliament Hill on the Ottawa shore.
Inside, I paused to photograph the Grand Hall with its collection of totem poles.
One last view outside at the curatorial wing. In the distance, beyond the bridge, landmarks like Nepean Point and the National Gallery can be glimpsed. Tomorrow we start looking at the temporary exhibit which was my primary reason for coming over.