November 11th, Remembrance Day at the Canadian War Museum

The Canadian War Museum is Canada’s national museum of military history and one of the world’s most respected museums for the study and understanding of armed conflict.

The Museum traces its origins back to 1880, when it consisted primarily of a collection of militia artifacts. The Museum opened at its new location on the LeBreton Flats site in downtown Ottawa on May 8, 2005. Its opening not only marked the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe (V-E Day) but also the 125th anniversary of the Museum itself. Since its opening in 2005, the Museum has welcomed approximately 500,000 visitors every year.

On Remembrance Day, November 11 there is free admission to the Museum and on this day it is the ideal place to learn more about Canada’s military history and remember Canadians’ service, sacrifice and loss. There is also a very moving event that occurs at 11am e.s.t. when the sun shines in the Memorial Hall on the commemorative plaque. You can watch this via the web on a live web cast or if you apply early enough you can be one of the lucky ones to be there. Watch the moving video here Memoral Hall video


The Canadian War Museum is a fifteen minute walk from Albert House Inn and the National War Memorial where the Remembrance Day service takes place is also only about a fifteen minute from our bed and breakfast. We are very centrally located for your stay in downtown Ottawa and your visit to the Museum and attendance at the memorial service.

Canadian Museum of Nature

The Canadian Museum of Nature is a wonderful attraction which some visitors are not too familiar with.  This fascinating facility is actually Canada’s first national museum completed in 1912, but its scientific research in the Arctic goes back to 1862.  Originally named the Victoria Memorial Museum Building, it served as home to Canada’s House of… Continue Reading

Summer Events in Ottawa

There is a lot happening in Ottawa this summer so plan your visit early.  Stay in our comfortable bed and breakfast where you will enjoy a restful sleep and a fabulous breakfast  before you head out for a full day.  Here of some of the events to check out: The Sound and Light show on… Continue Reading

Tulip Festival Ottawa May 8-18th

It’s that time of year again and we are all hoping that the tulips will be up in time for the festival.  After the winter we have all experienced we are all looking forward to this wonderful floral event. The festival runs from May 8th until 18th.  Check out their website and get all… Continue Reading

Arts and Crafts in Ottawa April 2015

The art’s and crafts in Ottawa are spotlighted this month and here are a few events to check out.  Most of these shows are just a walk away from Albert House Inn. April 18th Capital Pop Up! Handmade Show at the Bronson Centre Capital Pop Up! Handmade Show is back by popular demand.  Care… Continue Reading

Annual Irish Festival March 6-17th 2015

Come and have a whale of a time at Ottawa’s Annual Irish Festival! The festival is full of lively Irish music, poetry, history, dancing, and live performances to celebrate Irish and Irish-Canadian culture.   There will be lots of fun things to do during the festival including: Friday March 13th – The final steps of… Continue Reading

Lover’s Walk Parliament Hill Ottawa

We have written previously about Thomas Seaton Scott, the builder and original resident of Albert House Inn Bed and Breakfast and touched briefly on his work in the landscaping of Parliament Hill.  This post is about a long forgotten but very important landscape design of his and, at one time, a must see tourist attraction… Continue Reading

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

One of the more popular items on our breakfast menu are our Apple Cinnamon pancakes. These are great to make on cold winter mornings – here is how we prepare them. You must first of course start with your favourite pancake mix.  We make our dry mix from scratch and mix the batter up fresh… Continue Reading

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