My friend Amy
Upon entering the Museum of Civilization there was a BIG throne to advertise the Queen and Country exhibit. Any of my friends know I'm just a big kid on the inside! I just couldn't help myself and Amy did egg me on!
Before going to the Mayan Exhibit we checked out the Native Peoples exhibits including these spectacular totem poles. You can rent this area for functions and weddings. Amy assures me its VERY expensive!
These are genuine real-sized totem poles! Of course I'm a wee 5ft 2in on a good day!
Finally before leaving I wanted to take a bit of a walk outside on the grounds of the Museum, its a beautiful building and my understanding is there is not one single corner on the building. There is also an amazing view of Ottawa and Parliament Hill as we were just across the river in Hull, Quebec.
See, Parliament Hill in the distance, museum on the right
Le Chateau Laurier (a hotel) much better view from the "other side of the river"
Checking out the Japanese Zen Garden
It is definitely a neat museum to go visit!