Important places in our past are all around you. No matter where you live or travel in Canada, there are museums, historic sites and all kinds of other special places to explore. In each issue of Kayak, we tell you about some that relate to our theme — check them out below! And if you have a favourite historic place, tell us about it.

PMs on Display

Discover more about our Prime Ministers, from the interesting and inspiring to the unusual and unexpected when you visit Ottawa and area.

Statue of Lester B. Pearson, our 14th Prime Minister. Photo: Douglas Sprott.


Statue of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, our seventh Prime Minister, Photo: Doug Kerr.


Portrait of Sir Charles Tupper, our sixth Prime Minister. Photo: John Horsburgh, Library and Archives Canada.

If you take a tour of the inside, you’ll likely go through a hall lined with paintings of all Prime Ministers up to and including Jean Chr├ętien.


William Lyon Mackenzie King relaxes in 1950 at the house he called Kingsmere. Photo: Gar Lunney, National Film Board of Canada.

A short drive away is the Mackenzie King Estate, where our 10th Prime Minister loved to go to get away into nature.

Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.