Canadian War Museum
Canadian War Museum
4.5
Military Museums • Points of Interest & Landmarks • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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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Steven L
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
Feb. 2023 • Solo
Very informative and interesting! There’s tons of things to learn you could be here for hours, especially if you are a big history and military connoisseur.

I went during a weekday and it was quite slow, so it felt a bit empty. The employees were also not the friendliest for whatever reason.

Overall a good place to visit but you may want to go when it’s a bit livelier or there’s an event going on.
Written February 5, 2023
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rtdunne
Ontario, Canada130 contributions
Feb. 2022
Beautiful museum that pays tribute to Canada's past and present military. Exhibits were well presented and available in both languages. There is something for everyone here
Written January 18, 2023
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CanadaHumblepie
Canada102 contributions
Dec. 2022
The war museum is an outstanding place to visit. The displays are excellent and current. If you are a Canadian veteran, you and your spouse are admitted free. Highly recommended.
Written January 9, 2023
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Doug L
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
Jan. 2023
It is a great place to visit if you are interested in history. I especially liked the collection of military equipment from 1700 to very recently. It contains the biggest collection of tanks that I have ever seen. The galleries covered about 1600 to present. WW1 and WW2 were very interesting.. Wars after Korea were barely covered and not much interest to me.
Written January 9, 2023
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Kay
Ballyclare, UK8 contributions
This museum is easy to access and the galleries are well laid out and informative. Leave yourself plenty of time as there is a lot of information and fascinating artefacts to take in. A few of the interactive exhibits need fixed, but this didn't take away from the overall experience.
Written January 9, 2023
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Kelly
2 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Friends
Very detailed. It covers everything from the early days of the vikings in Canada to modern day conflicts. There is old artillery, arts, medals, personal stories. Give yourself hours to get through it and wear comfortable shoes
Written January 3, 2023
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jim
Minneapolis, MN157 contributions
Dec. 2022
Interesting review of Canadian history in wars and conflicts around the world.

For me, the most interesting parts were early conflicts, between Britain and France, and the later years, with Canada's involvement in peacekeeping missions with the UN. Personally, I would have enjoyed more on both.

Overall, a very good museum and experience.
Written December 13, 2022
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Blair B
70 contributions
Nov. 2022
This was an excellent layout for a museum. The flow of history allowed one to stop in the era of most interest. Truly it would take an entire day to visit and read all of the exhibits. It was an easy walk for our downtown Marriott hotel but be aware winds off the river in November can be chilling and dress warmly. I put I went solo but my sister was with me. She is not a teen, a child or part of a couple so who did you go with category does not work yet is required.
Written December 2, 2022
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Peter H
Mississauga, Canada341 contributions
The Canadian War Museum provides a detailed account of Canada’s military past from the early French colonial days to the present. There are lots of artifacts, personal accounts and videos which are on display.
Written October 30, 2022
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ozart
Salmon Arm, Canada259 contributions
What an interesting experience, we came back a second time as it was so interesting. A few downfalls, they didnt let us or the hop on hop off bus know that their hours had changed after Thanksgiving, we would have gone earlier had we known but had to come back to finish the next day (thus paying twice) Also found the hoards of young people taking and servicing the museum and coffee shop, bored and not interested in interacting or helping the public.
Written October 19, 2022
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Canadian War Museum is open:
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Thu - Thu 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Fri - Sun 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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