Canadian Museum of Nature

Affectionately known to many as ‘the castle’, the Canadian Museum of Nature has a great history and a great story to tell.
Canadian Museum of Nature at night

Affectionately known to many as ‘the castle’, the Canadian Museum of Nature has a great history and a great story to tell. With a fusion of historic and modern venues and gothic architecture, the hundred year old building offers both perfectly-preserved classical spaces as well as intriguing modern salons, all of which provide elegant, dramatic backdrops. Since its renovation, the museum has become one of the city’s most popular locations for both private and corporate events.


For events large or small, daytime or evening, the museum offers a range of appealing venues including an outdoor plaza. Among the museum’s unique spaces is the signature two-storey Barrick Salon, featuring restored maple flooring. If your tastes are more modern, the fourth floor industrial-style gallery offers white walls in a loft-like atmosphere; it’s the ideal blank slate for events.

At the heart of the museum is the Queens’ Lantern, a 64-foot high glass tower with a central, butterfly-style staircase. At the foot of the lantern is an intimate space perfect for small dinners, cocktail receptions or wedding ceremonies. Each space is uniquely welcoming and, as an added bonus, you can book exclusive evening cocktail receptions in the museum’s galleries.

"A landmark attraction with a great story, the museum makes for unforgettable events!"  - NATHALIE BOULET, HEAD OF SALES, FACILITY RENTALS AND EVENTS

Unique features

  • Museum building is a Gothic-style castle
  • Glass lantern offers dramatic event space
  • Hold cocktail receptions in exhibition galleries

Accomodations

  • Close to dozens of hotels
  • Bed and breakfast locations nearby
  • Group rates available

Onsite services

  • Audio-Visual and WiFi
  • In-house catering
  • Nature Boutique for gifts / mementoes

Major events

  • Corporate meetings
  • Weddings
  • Fundraising galas