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Canadian War Museum

Closed Now: 09:30 - 20:00
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Canadian War Museum Admission
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a visit to Ottawa on a rainy day decided to visit the Canadian War Museum. a well displayed and set up Museum. On entering the display you are taken through static displays in chronological order from the early Canadian settlements in Quebec up into...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank peterJB56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited other war museum in America and so far, after the WWII Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, I have to say that this one is the 2nd best we visited so far. If you want to visit everything, I suggest at least 3 hours....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 999Vince
Reviewed 1 week ago

visited this place with relatives. it was a really great visit for a rainy day. nice to explore and learn about Canadian (short (:-) ) history.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Peter Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in Ottawa and this is one of my children's favorite places to visit during the summer. You can spend an hour in one section or spend several hours touring the whole Museum. There is something for everyone. Staff is always available to answer...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 368courtneya
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best military museum I’ve been to. The displays are well laid out and informative. There’s a lot to take in as you navigate through the different periods of time in Canada’s history. I’d love to see the special exhibit on camouflage return....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank KRWeng
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You need at least 3 hours to take in all of the exhibits and artifacts. Exceptionally well laid out and informative. Takes you through the entire history of Canadian wars

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank moorekv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A trip to our capital is not compete without a trip to the war museum. Full of history from the early European settlers, all the way through Afghanistan, it tells our story.Very interactive for kids. You feel a part of the trenches in WW1 area,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank telahm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent 1/2 day viewing this museum. We had a fabulous time, we can't wait to go back with our son and let him experience it.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really didn't know what to expect at the war museum, since I've been to many museums in other places that seemed to do nothing but glorify war and celebrate aggression. This is not that kind of museum. It's really a history museum that uses...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dmbia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re travelling with your children then I highly recommend this place for their learning as well as yours. The museum gives you plenty of history of our veterans and role of Canada during WWII. Highly recommended

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SamreenAhsanCanada
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6 November 2018|
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Response from Stephanie F | Property representative |
Hello, yes you can bring backpacks into the Museum. We offer a self-serve Coat Check and coin-operated lockers. Regards, Stephanie Fortin Canadian War Museum
20 August 2018|
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Response from laurenhogan87 | Reviewed this property |
There is, it's underground.