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Canadian War Museum

Open Now: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Canadian War Museum Admission
from US$15.02*
Canadian War Museum Admission
from US$15.02*
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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...more
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1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0M8, Canada
+1 800-555-5621
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Reviewed yesterday

Our visit to the War Museum was an Ottawa highlight. The displays and the write-ups were exceptional. Canadian war history was clearly described and shown and, in turn, heightened my interest to learn more about our war history. We were thankful for the restaurant in...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This is a very interesting museum to visit. It’s historically accurate, and a lot can be learned here. Every school should bring their students there for them to see what our history is, and how Canadians helped the war efforts!

Thank Julie Ann S
Reviewed 3 days ago

They have a great collection of artifacts. Guns, ammunitions and weaponry. Everything related to war is there. You need about 2 or more hours to go around the museum. Even Hitler's car is on display there.

Thank Manolito M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a very good experience visiting the Canadian War Museum. Lots to see and do, recommend 2 to 3 hours for your visit.

Thank John W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The museum has an impressive collection of artifacts. It is very well laid out, has great informational displays and demonstrates to us Canadians all that we have to be thankful for! Allow yourself a few hours so you are not rushed.

Thank Diane F
Reviewed 5 days ago

A amazing museum with nice staff members and really good (and fair) priced cafeteria! Sadly, the fire alarm (false alert) triggered when we were there, but the staff brought us thermal blanket and made sure to keep us updated. A must go!

Thank pierreluco504
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wonderful experience of Canadian history. Expect to be there for at least three hours. Take walking shoes. Price of admission reasonable. Wonderful experience for families.

Thank Bonnie R
Reviewed 6 days ago

We found this museum fascinating and we needed at least half a day to appreciate what it had to offer. It neither glorifies violence nor preaches against it, enabling visitors to come to their own conclusions. The information was all presented from a Canadian viewpoint...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a avid history lover of the Canadian contributions to the Great Wars, this was a must stop for my husband on our trip to Ottawa and it did not disappoint. Every conflict Canadians have been involved in over the entire history of Canada is...More

Thank Cindy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum has a great collection of really interesting artifacts. The exhibits are in need of upgrades as lighting is really not good in spots. Shadows cast on diaramas and content making it difficult to see and read. Curators should really take a look at...More

Thank Lisa G
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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