Located on the shores of the Ottawa River in Gatineau, Quebec, the Canadian Museum of History is one of Canada’s largest and most popular cultural institutions, attracting over 1 million visitors each year. The Museum’s principal role is to enhance Canadians’ knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the events, experiences, people and objects that have shaped Canada’s history and identity, as well as to foster appreciation of world history and culture. The Museum safeguards a collection of over 3 million artifacts and specimens, including some of Canada’s most valued national treasures. It is home to the Canadian Children’s Museum and an IMAX® Theatre. The Canadian Museum of History is a federal Crown corporation that is also responsible for the Canadian War Museum.