The Digital Wall

A spectacular interactive display

The Digital Wall


You’ve never seen anything like it: a 6.5 metre-long touch screen featuring 400 artifacts that you can explore with a tap, a drag and a swipe. Enlarge and rotate the images, view more content and then let your fancy lead you onto the next artifact that catches your eye.

Decoding E-Money — November 21, 2017 to May 6, 2018

A new exhibition at the Bank of Canada Museum

Decoding E-Money


It’s money that’s neither in your bank account nor in your wallet, but somewhere in between—and stored electronically. It’s e-money and it’s beginning to change the way we spend. Explore the ways we used to pay, the ways we pay now and how we might pay in the future in this dynamic new exhibition.

Museum Blog

May 16, 2018 Not Your Run-of-the-Mill School Visit

By: Graham Iddon

Our visitors were students from the Curatorial Studies Graduate Diploma Program at Ottawa’s Carleton University.
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May 10, 2018 For teachers: how to use the new bank note to teach about historical significance

By: Heather Montgomery

The new bank note featuring Viola Desmond provides an excellent opportunity to teach about the concept of historical significance.
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May 8, 2018 Operation Fish

By: Robert Low

Operation Fish was the largest movement of physical wealth in history.
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Monday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 17:00

Free Admission

Learn more about the exciting, interactive Bank of Canada Museum.

A Com"ODDITY": The Canadian Tulip Festival at the Museum

Pop into the Museum during the Canadian Tulip Festival and see the strange objects people have used as trade and investment items over the last few thousand years. It’s not all madness.

May 11–21
Join our Com”ODDITY” workshop and test your currency knowledge in a Museum version of “The Price is Right.”

May 12-13 and May 19–21
Enjoy a 40-minute guided tour of the Museum collection and see the oddest money you could ever imagine.
French tour: 11:00
English tour: 14:00

May 19

Join the Tulip Festival’s featured artist, Monique Martin, for an origami workshop and presentation about tulip mania in the 1600s.
English presentation: 11:00
French presentation: 14:00

Doors Open Ottawa 2018

Join a guided tour of the Museum and learn about the re-imagining of our museum, the building of our facility and its exhibitions. Hourly tours beginning at 10:00. Come see us in the tent in front of the Museum or at our kiosk in the Bank’s atrium. Last tour is at 16:00.

Plan Your Visit

Welcome to our Museum!

Complete Commemorative Note Series

Since issuing its first series of bank notes in 1935, the Bank of Canada has issued four commemorative bank notes. Each commemorative note marks an important milestone for the reigning monarch or a defining moment in Canadian history.

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Search the Collection

Looking for specific items in our Collection? Here you will be able to access all of the items in our Collection that have been digitized so far.

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Travelling Exhibitions

If you are unable to come to us, then we’ll just have to come to you. Welcome to our travelling exhibitions program. It’s our way of extending the walls of the Bank of Canada Museum all across Canada.

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