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Vanier Museopark

The Vanier Museopark is a non-profit organization located in the heart of Vanier, a popular neighbourhood near downtown Ottawa. It celebrates the rich heritage and history of its community. Through its exhibits, talks, workshops, school programs and interpretive tours, the Vanier Museopark allows curious people of all ages – and all cultures – to discover and learn about the habits and customs of the local francophonie.

It is the only French-language museum in Ottawa and one of the few Canadian museums outside Quebec devoted entirely to the French-speaking communities.

The Vanier Museopark also operates an authentic sugar shack in the heart of an urban sugar bush, the only one of its kind in the world. It also hosts the Sugar Festival, a family-friendly annual event that promotes the culture of maple syrup as well as Franco-Ontarian and Aboriginal artists.

Proud of its roots, the Vanier Museopark has been anchored in the community since 2004.

Admission Information


  • Monday: exhibit closed to the public
  • Tuesday to Sunday: from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Closed on statutory holidays


  • Museopark Members: free
  • Children 17 and younger: free
  • Adults 18+: $6.50
  • Students and Seniors (65+): $5
  • Thursday visits: free for everyone!


  • Explore Ottawa’s francophone history and heritage
  • Discover Ottawa’s only urban sugar maple forest
  • Learn about maple syrup production at the sugar shack (restaurant and museum)
  • Enjoy the Sugar Festival (annually, at the end of March-early April)
  • Walk, run or bike 4 km of trails in Park Richlieu
  • Take a stroll in the forest and discover Franco-Ontarian authors in the Authors’ Path

Plan Your Visit


Phone: 613-842-9871

Address: 300 des Pères-Blancs Ave., 2nd floor, Vanier, ON K1L 7L5