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Address: 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0M8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 800-555-5621
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Fri - Wed 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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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The Realities and Horrors of War

We spent 2 hours in the museum, looking specifically at the Canadian involvement in the South African or Boer War. As a South African by birth this was exceptionally interesting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Elsabe F
Kingston, Canada

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Kingston, Canada
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent 2 hours in the museum, looking specifically at the Canadian involvement in the South African or Boer War. As a South African by birth this was exceptionally interesting to me. The "boer" point of view was also somewhat exposed. The first world war exhibit was very well done, and an informative experience for the high school students who... More 

Thank Elsabe F
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very well presented with a balanced narrative that respects our nation's history of sacrifice and heroism. The galleries of pre-WW1 events are particularly interesting.

Thank Peter B
Burnaby, Canada
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is very historical and they have a great selection of war crafts on display. The entry fee is reasonable and you can easily spend the entire day there.

Thank Peter C
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wow the artifacts and exhibits were stellar! PreWW1, WW1, WW2 are presented along with a comprehensive display of artifacts, arms, and vehicles. We'd definitely recommend it. There was enough to keep us busy for most of the day.

Thank RamponaO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with my 12 and 16 yr. old boys. They loved it! Very in depth and informative! I am not hugely interested in war history, but this museum was great! We were there about 3 or 4 hrs.

Thank Tcmj43
Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Going to the Canadian war museum was a fun experience. Anyone who is a history buff will really enjoy seeing all the artifacts and personal stories. My boyfriend grew up outside Canada so he really learnt a lot. My only critique is that I felt it overly glorified war. Canadian soldiers are undoubtably heros, but I would've liked to see... More 

Thank Hannah T
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to this museum 2 or 3 times and I haven't seen the entire museum yet. This museum is truly impressive and recounts Canada's role in the world before Canada was a country. I found it to be incredibly moving and made me so very proud to be Canadian. This museum is truly a must-see for all Canadians.

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Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a hugely educational museum about our nation, this is a must do for any family. Don't miss the vehicle lot located downstairs with all the old war tanks, trucks, and ambulances.

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Cranbrook, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Canadian history and the part the Military played over the years in this museum. Tons of artifacts are on display. Much of the material is zig zaged through out the building.like the trenches of World War 1. Some have even said due to the amount of material it is layed out like Ikea! There is so much. Don't forget to... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Housed in an amazing building, the War Museum is a fascinating insight into all wars that Canada has participated in. I visit everytime I am in Ottawa and will continue to go back!

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Thank you for your comments. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit to the Canadian War Museum. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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