Notice of Temporary Closure

The Bank of Canada Museum remains closed due to COVID-19. Our museum experience is highly interactive, and our top priority is the safety of our staff and visitors. We look forward to welcoming you again once it is safe for us to reopen.

Special Exhibitions

WHAT’S ON

Luck and Lore

To November 1, 2020

When you toss a quarter in a fountain, lift a penny off the sidewalk or bake a nickel into a cake, you are taking part in rituals dating back hundreds or even thousands of years.

Explore the spiritual, the ceremonial, the seemingly impractical uses we have for money. Learn the surprising stories behind some of the transformed money, the replica money and the real money we’ve used for millennia to bring good fortune to ourselves and others.



30 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0G9, CANADA
613-782-8914