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Address: 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0M8, Canada
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+1 800-555-5621
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Thu 09:30 - 20:00
Fri - Wed 09:30 - 17:00
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The Canadian War Museum is more than a museum that is internationally...

The Canadian War Museum is more than a museum that is internationally renowned for its symbolic architecture; it is synonym for inspiring and touching stories. Canada's rich military history is showcased through personal stories, artwork, photographs and interactive presentations. Tour the extensive permanent exhibitions and expand your knowledge of the conflicts that shaped Canada, Canadians and the world, as well as the roll Canadians played in them.

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Visited with my cousin who is in the armed forces...so were able to get a reduced admission rate! Very well laid out and displays are very informative. War history that spans... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
mariwana1964
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London, Canada
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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited with my cousin who is in the armed forces...so were able to get a reduced admission rate! Very well laid out and displays are very informative. War history that spans centuries! Quite impressed!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

well worth it. We spent the better part of the day here. Lots to learn. Lots to remember. Lots to be thankful for

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Oro Station, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This Museum presents the history of conflict involving Canadians from pre-settlement to current day. The layout is exceptional, facilitating access to any time period in this historical adventure without having to retrace your steps. The exhibits are well laid out with enough interactive variety to entertain adults and kids alike. It’s historically interesting but a poignant reflection of man’s inability... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really, really interesting exhibits. A lot to read, a lot of things to see, artifacts. Really well set up. Really interactive and fun. We couldn't finish the museum because we came after 5pm when it is free (at least on some days). You really need several hours to truly appreciate everything the museum has to offer. We'll have to come... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loads of history and allot of war machine items from tanks to military cars and planes. You can see all things from the past to present day.

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Camden, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

More than a guns and battle museum, this is a history museum, starting with the European-Aboriginal conflicts to present day. It covers all aspects of conflict, including the home front, politics, conscription, moral issues; individual stories, etc. It has film, recordings, interactive stations. Well-laid out. We spent 4 hours. There is a cafeteria with floor to ceiling windows; nice place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We wished we had more time to spend at this museum. Our kids, 9 and 12 years old, loved it and definitely want to go back. It is very well laid out and the mixture of artifacts, filmed clips, pictures and explanations makes history very tangible. The Le Breton Gallery with all the different vehicles was definitely a highlight for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was design by a Japanse Canadian Architect and the little windows on the top near the roof are meant to project morse code on the inside of the building. Will not ruin it for you. Go and find out for yourself. Good exhibits. And free on Thursday evenings.

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New Brunswick
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the War Museum on a Thursday evening when admission was free. We were very impressed by the exhibits and how much there was to see/learn. We had only budgeted two hours of time and likely could have used another hour as we missed an entire room. This is a great historical adventure that would appeal to people of... More 

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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I believe every Canadian needs to experience the emotions you get while exploring this museum. Very powerful and educational.

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