50th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association: 2017 Ottawa-Gatineau, Ontario May 10–13, 2017

CAA 2017 Gatineau-Ottawa – Field Trips & Tours

The National Capital Region is home to several national museums, including the Canadian Museum of History, as well as facilities/laboratories which are very important to the work that archaeologist do. Conference attendees will have the opportunity of visiting some of these facilities.  Personnel who will provide behind the scenes opportunities to learn more about the resources and services available.

Too often visitors to the NCR are overwhelmed with information regarding the building of the country's capital and only cursory statements about an earlier Indigenous history. The Ottawa Chapter of the Ontario Archaeological Society plans to provide some texture to those banal statements.

Field trips are based on a minimum number of participants. If there are not enough registrants the tours will be cancelled and money refunded.


Facilities Tour

Tour of the A.E. Lalonde AMS Laboratory, Ottawa U and the Canadian Conservation Institute

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 (9:30 AM – 4:00 PM)
Cost: $30
 

Join us for a combined tour of the AMS labs at the University of Ottawa and the Canadian Conservation Institute with a scheduled lunch stop at Liam McGuire’s pub (participant’s own expense).  Tours will be offered in English and French.  Registration required as space is limited.

A.E. Lalonde AMS Lab website 

CCI website


Parks Canada Collection Tour 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 (1:00 PM – 4:00 PM)

Costs: $30
 

A guided visit of Parks Canada’s terrestrial and marine archaeology collections. Transportation to and from event will be provided, departing from and returning to the Four Points Hotel, Gatineau.


Sneak Peak Tour of the Not-Yet-Open-to-the-Public Canadian History Hall - Canadian Museum of History

Thursday, May 11, 2017 (5:00 PM – 7:30 PM)
Cost: free
 

Receive early access to the newly developed Canadian History Hall before it opens to the general public on July 1, 2017. This tour will consist of a preview of Gallery 1, “Early Canada, From Earliest Times to the British Conquest in 1763.” There is no cost, but advanced registration is required.


Open House - Canadian Museum of History

Thursday, May 11, 2017 (5:00 PM – 7:30 PM)
Cost: free
 

Come see the renovated archaeology collection storage room. This is the largest and most diverse collection of Canadian archaeological material in the country. There is no cost, but advanced registration is required.


Post-Conference Field Trips

National Capital Region Archaeology and History Walking Tour

Sunday, May 14, 2017 (9:30 AM -12:30 AM)
Cost: free
Meeting Place: Four Points Hotel

Join the Ottawa Chapter of the Ontario Archaeological Society for a walking tour of local archaeology and history. Transportation to starting point and return to hotel provided.


Tour of the Diefenbunker

Sunday, May 14, 2017 (9:oo AM -1:00 PM)
Cost: $30
Meeting Place: Four Points Hotel

Experience Canada’s Cold War Museum. This archaeological tour of the Diefenbunker will highlight the industrial archaeology of the site as well as provide access to features not regularly available to the public. Cost includes transportation to and from the Diefenbunker.


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