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Canadian War Museum

1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0M8, Canada
+1 800-555-5621
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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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1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0M8, Canada
+1 800-555-5621
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We live to visit museums. To learn and interact. This was a very disappointing experience. Too much reading not enough interaction. Will never go back

Thank LillyP3
Reviewed 3 days ago

Been to this museum a few times, twice for events. I'm not crazy interested in tanks, guns and war but it's still a cool place everyone should visit once. The room with all the large tanks and planes was quite cool. You don't get cell...More

Thank Alissa D
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is so well done. The exhibits are laid out in a way that make for a leisure stroll through history. I especially enjoyed the huge array of tanks – from a host of countries. The signage with the exhibits are short and to the...More

Thank Willrude
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We didn't have the amount of time we would have like to go through here but what we did see was amazing. You can tell how much though and consideration was put into constructing this building. We cannot wait to visit again.

Thank ke_jayhawk
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are into WW II tanks and vehicles, well worth the time to take this in. Several different tanks and wheeled and tracked vehicles of the period.

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My parents and I enjoyed a visit to this museum. We have each been there at one point before, but some of the exhibits have since changed (even since my last visit 2 years ago). We enjoyed a little snack in the cafeteria area (the...More

Thank SportsJack
Reviewed 5 days ago

Moved by wall of lights for Canadians who died at Vimy. Lots to see, our group had a guided, but brief tour. We were fortunate to get to see "The Vault" and got a sense of the expanse of the collection and how it is...More

Thank Debra M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Without realizing it, I spent five hours at this museum and likely I could have spent more. The organization of the museum is logical and very informative. A visit here could help dramatically in preparation for visits to sites abroad. The museum allows one to...More

Thank greentree33
Reviewed 6 days ago

When I came to the Ottawa War Museum it was evident to see that every tour guide in the museum has an idea of what they are talking about. The atmosphere in the museum takes you back to WW1 and WW2 as the museum is...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a dinner in the tank room is what I call it. Lots of military paraphernalia Would love to go back and see more.

Thank Garry L
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Are the Museums in Ottawa wheelchair and scooter accessible Thank you
15 May 2017|
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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
I'm trying to set an itinerary for a one-day visit to Ottawa. How much time do you recommend I set aside for a visit to the War Museum?
11 February 2017|
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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
Shar S
Is there a senior rate and can you walk to it from the Byward Market?
26 October 2016|
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Response from Stephanie F | Property representative |
Hello, the War Museum is located a fairly good walk from the ByWard market. It is however only approximately 10 minutes by car. The War Museum offers a senior rate of $13.00 plus taxes. Hope to see you soon!