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As the National capital, Ottawa has much to offer to visitors from all parts of the world. From exploring the many cultural venues to learning about the Canadian Parliament and the many men and women who have walked its hallways of power, Ottawa has much to offer to partners and other family members alike.

Our goal for the 2007 Diamond Jubilee Conference is to offer a comprehensive and informative Partner Program spanning all days of the conference. Planning for the partner program is in the preliminary stages – here are just a few of the ideas the local organizing committee is considering:

National Gallery of Canada

The National Gallery is a Canadian cultural treasure, containing the works of many well know and lesser known national painters and sculptors, as well as international artists. Did you know that only a portion of the holdings is on display at any one time? Our tour can take us behind the scenes to view the treasures that are not always on display in the permanent collection.

Canadian Museum of Civilization

Explore the history of Canada and its people at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. The most popular permanent exhibitions include the Canada Hall where visitors embark on a remarkable journey across the country from east to west to north, covering 1,000 years of Canadian history in a series of life-sized environments, and the First Peoples Hall – a dynamic blend of artifacts, works of art, archival documents and audiovisual presentations celebrating the diversity and contributions of Canada’s First Peoples, from their earliest origins to the present day. Special exhibitions will be underway to mark the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Museum of Civilization at the time of the conference.

Parliament Hill

Visiting the buildings and grounds of Parliament Hill is rewarding. As a site of architectural beauty, historical significance and federal decision-making, the Hill belongs not only to those who work here, but also to allCanadians.  The recently restored Library of Parliament has special significance.

Full OttawaGeo2007 Partner Program details will be posted early in 2007.