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Address: 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0M8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 800-555-5621
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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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A really great experience Every parent should take their kids there A must to understand our world and to set one's priorities straight

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A really great experience Every parent should take their kids there A must to understand our world and to set one's priorities straight

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We recently visited the Canadian War Museum for the first time. It was very moving and educational. The building itself is an imposing structure that sets the mood for the visit and as a backdrop for the very impressive and interesting exhibits that walk you through Canada's war history. The exhibits flow in a chronological order and are divided into... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place I recommend - place was full of history and it was nicely presented - starting from early days of Canada. When I went there early in the morning - I think I was one of the first ones and I spend almost six (6) hours here. If you have time - highly recommended for a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This an important place to educate and remind Canadians and our foreign visitors of some very dramatic and painful experiences. I suppose you can find elements of the terror of warfare and peacekeeping in most countries but it's especially poignant for our rather large and sparsely populated yet relatively peaceful nation. Canada shared some of the more brutal aspects of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an absolutely marvellous museum - well laid out, and an abundance of choices of time period to investigate. The only problem I found was the lighting - some of the explanations were in heavy shadow, one 360 display was difficult to see as the light from one side shone very brightly into one's eyes when viewing the other... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The museum is a good place to see the involvement of Canadians in the World War. Some of the presentations are moving and inspiring. A veteran escorted us to the basement to see the tanks and vehicles used during some of the Canadian operations. It was truly a bonus! This place caters for everyone, even family with children like us.

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Beamsville, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum building is a modern concrete structure which dominates the surrounding area. The entrance hall is vast and is rather imposing. The permanent exhibits cover 4 halls and describe early canadian military history, boer and 1st world war, 2nd world war and then everything after. The remaining hall contains exhibits of tanks, field guns, light armoured vehicles and many... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum does an excellent job telling the story of Canadian involvement in military operations. It provides insight on the conditions soldiers faced, the political environment surrounding the missions and the equipment. I was surprised by how interesting it was.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this museum on a Thursday night, when admission is free. There is a lot to see here, so make sure you allot enough time. We spent so much time on the lower level where all the vehicles are that we had to forego some of the other exhibits. What we dis see was VERY good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The striking impact of the architecture of this remarkable building disrupts the visitor and stimulates curiosity. This curiosity is captured as the exihibits drew us in. Well researched the narrative of Canadian involvement in war and peace is presented in an incredibly engaging way. It was hard not to be moved by the material and stories on display. Especially poignant... More 

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