The grand sight of the Parliament buildings is something even the most jaded city resident doesn’t easily tire of, but everyone needs a fresh perspective once in a while.

Head across the river for a different vantage point, and while you’re in Gatineau, check out what our closest neighbour has to offer.

The Canadian Museum of Civilization’s The Horse exhibit — which explores the relationship between horses and humans and how the animal has influenced civilization in areas including warfare, trade, transportation, agriculture and sports — is scheduled to run through early 2011.