We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Open today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Canadian War Museum Admission
from US$14.89*
Canadian War Museum Admission
from US$14.89*
All photos (1,129)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hitler's car”(47 reviews)
“vimy ridge”(70 reviews)
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...more
Open Now
Hours Today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
See all hours
1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0M8, Canada
+1 800-555-5621
Ways to Experience Canadian War Museum
from US$14.89
More Info
from US$29.23
More Info
from US$48.00
More Info
from US$85.20
More Info
Reviews (4,033)
Filter reviews
3,596 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsmilitary vehicleshitler's carvimy ridgepeace keepingthe lower levelhistory bufffirst nationswell worth the visiton displayinteractive displaysall agesgreat exhibitsspecial exhibitfew hoursunknown soldiervisiting ottawaparliament hill
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 3,596 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

Spent a lot of time here but had to leave , so concentrated on the WW1 & WW 2 rooms, which were excellent but we missed the other two galleries and the tank exhibition. If they were as good as the world war galleries then...More

Thank Ian W
Reviewed yesterday

Iam very glad went to the war Museum and realize so much History there and I did enjoy the visit and would recommend it to Anyone.

Thank 418butterflys
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Can only comment on the building as only visited the perimeter, foyer and memorial room. Excellent architecture. Clever use of morse code on the chimney/fin visible from outside ("lest we forget..."). The memorial stone is free / accessible to all, and well worth a moment...More

Thank AbitCrisp
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is huge and can take hours to go through. My kids favourite was the large collection of tanks. If you plan on visiting three of the large area museums, there is a pass you can buy for $35. Thursday evenings 5pm-8pm free admission...More

Thank mrpetsaver
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wow. I was blown away by the exhibits here. Totally unexpected stuff. Hitler's car being here was my biggest shock. The collection of tanks is crazy. Make time for this jewel. Well worth the price.

Thank wonderhacker649
Reviewed 4 days ago

I've seen many war museums throughout the world and this one is one of the best that I've seen. So easy to navigate through, plan at least 4-5 hours.

Thank BingJ1893
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wonderfully educational, informative and well thought out displays. Would thoroughly recommend visiting and is suitable for children and adults alike. You could easily spend a day here listening, watching and looking at exhibits or just dip into for a couple of hours.

Thank sandkey2017
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spectacular museum. Exhibits are wonderful. I took my grandsons here. My youngest is very interested in the 1st and 2nd wars. When we were there we came across a computer. I input my grandfather's name and my great uncle's name and up popped their army...More

1  Thank EnnismoreGal
Reviewed 6 days ago

The information in the museum is summarised really well. It's easy to follow and doesn't feel too crowded. There aren't hundreds of items on display which actually helps you remember what you've seen. The cafe is quite expensive so consider bringing your own food.

Thank Tereza T
Reviewed 6 days ago

it takes about roughly an hour or so to take in the sights of all these planes which vary in all kinds of sizes … each one having a story to tell throughout history … worth the tour

Thank Rosalyn T
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
July 8, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Carrie S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is. Most of it is metered.
May 15, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Stephanie F | Property representative |
Hello, the Canadian War Museum is fully accessible by wheelchair and by scooter. We have elevators throughout the Museum and parking spaces for those using wheelchairs on level P1. Courtesy wheelchairs, a motorized... More
February 11, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Stephanie F | Property representative |
Hello, as well advised by John H, you should plan at least 3 to 4 hours to visit. The Museum has five permanent galleries, as well as a special exhibition to visit. Check our website for a list of all programs available the... More