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Address: 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0M8, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 800-555-5621
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09:30 - 17:00
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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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This museum portrays Canadian History - not just the perils of war but the compassion of our country regardless of race, creed or colour. A mistake if you leave Ottawa without a... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum portrays Canadian History - not just the perils of war but the compassion of our country regardless of race, creed or colour. A mistake if you leave Ottawa without a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent the whole day there. Thought we'd stay a couple hours but it was so well done that we lost track of time.

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Thank TheMadBean
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I brought our son to the museum - we all completely enjoyed the time. Not a lot words required to cover this one -- very educational and fun, great use of 3-4 hours. The museum is well laid out and takes you on a trip through time obviously focusing on how we progressed and grew as a... More 

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Thank stanclark
Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Must have the time to visit this museum. Worth every minute. Interactive displays a must for kids, big and small.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I live in Ottawa and hadn't been to the new War Museum yet. I took out-of-town friends to the site this year. They absolutely loved the visit as did I. The background info and exhibits were well worth seeing. The galleries and exhibitions are focus on the human aspect and public understanding of our military history in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent museum for history buffs and for teaching children and teens about the world's wars and the cost of defending freedom. Great school programs for visiting schools.

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very good displays showing many facets of the wars. Great learning experience for kids and adults. Loved going through it

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a truly wonderful museum and a must see for anyone interested in Canada's military, and its participation in operations worldwide. There is a real sense of wanting to tell the story of the men and women who have served (and who continue to serve), as well as providing excellent distplays of military kit and paraphenalia. A must see... More 

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Thank Michelle S
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum gives a great historical overview of the Canadian Forces in conflicts around the world. Great for all ages and gives parents an opportunity to speak with children about the evil of war.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've visited this museum numerous times over the past 7 yrs. Excellent WW I and II exhibits. Check out the casts for the Vimy Ridge Memorial. Haunting and beautiful.

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