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Canadian War Museum
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Ranked #2 of 290 things to do in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed 13 August 2014

Went on a Sunday afternoon. Admission was $32 for two adults and one student.
Museum is very well laid out and tells the story of our nation from early settlers to present time. Displays are well done, well taken care of, some interactive. Explanations were clear and concise.
The Labritton Gallery contained what appeared to be the castings for the Vimy Monument in France. The models were titled and a description of the original monument and restoration was there to read.
Building was sleek and modern and accessible. Guides were helpful.
Unfortunately we didn't have time to see the gallery with the art from WWI but I would go back again to see it.
There was a restaurant and gift shop, plenty of washrooms and area for coats and lockers.
I was impressed and proud of this museum.

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Reviewed 13 August 2014

Really enjoyed the display of tanks and other equipment. Lots of walking and parking not cheap. Staff and vets very helpful. Takes about 4 hours if you don't stop to read everything.

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Reviewed 12 August 2014

This was an excellent museum covering the Canadian history of warfare since colonization. It seems maze-like, but the flow follows chronologically, and there are ample opportunities to step out to another section. The collection of items on display is vast, and each seems to have its own story. You can spend hours in just one section. The Jackson/Dix art collection was fascinating, displaying war art from the perspective of a Canadian and a German artist, and how the artists' experiences shaped their later works. There is an excellent gallery of vehicles, tanks, and artillery pieces. I only wish there was more on Afghanistan, where five of my friends (including my two hosts) served. There is a good gift and book shop, and a good food court. Admission (including a guest) and parking are free with your military ID.
As someone deeply interested in military history, I could have spent days there.

Thank user621
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

I went in thinking it will be boring and I will be done in 30 minutes but 2 hours flew by as the old war stuff reminds us about our history. They also have Hitlers car there

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Reviewed 9 August 2014

I cannot stress how wonderful this museum was. We spent 8 hours at this museum and could have easily spent another day. We had the good fortune of having one of the veterans accompany us on the first floor and explain the equipment and its history. The museum traces Canada's involvement with the history of war from the beginning to the present. Make this museum a must see when you go to Ottawa. It was amazing.

Thank mickey448
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