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Address: 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0M8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 800-555-5621
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Thu 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Wed 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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 must see for learning about Canadian war history.

The Canadian War Museum is a striking building from the outside, with the silhouette of Regeneration Hall standing tall towards one end. Inside, the staff are friendly, and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Mike D
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Lantzville

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Lantzville
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Canadian War Museum is a striking building from the outside, with the silhouette of Regeneration Hall standing tall towards one end. Inside, the staff are friendly, and the exhibits well laid out. The chronology of them lets you easily follow Canada in time from conflicts before confederation, through the World Wars, to the Cold War and present. It was... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I arrived on a special day which memorized the Canadian soldiers who helped the dutch to regain liberty. The visit was free and they had a special outdoor exhibition and talented artists from The Netherlands Youth Orchestra were playing. Apart from these special stuff, the museum itself has a complete record of all the wars Canadians fought for. I personally... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must for any and all. There's not much to say except it's awesome and fulfilling to say the least. This a place to learn of what the world has been through. Highly recommend.

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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great museum for Ottawa. I love seeing all the new exhibits and visiting all the tanks and planes in the show room.

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Stephanie F, Manager at Canadian War Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and for taking the time to share your experience. We strive to provide unique, fun, interactive and quality learning experiences to visitors. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Ottawa, Canada
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275 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Vets get free admission any day. Everyone free Nov 11. Spend time there. Have lunch or coffee. Take a photo with a meaningful military background & you will cherish it forever.

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Thank Norm W
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a self guided tour and got to pretend ride in a few different war planes! It was great! So many educational areas and all around an amazing and fun experience

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tarabrown
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am ex-military so I will start off by saying that I got in free with my spouse which was nice. I found the exhibits dark and hard to see and very confusing to find your way out of each area. It was very interesting but I don't think I would go back.

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Stephanie F, Manager at Canadian War Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and for taking the time to share your experience. We really appreciate receiving visitor comments and feedback. Your comments are well noted and will be shared with our exhibitions team. More 

Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building is beautiful with many thought-provoking details (like the walls made of copper from the Parliament Buildings). The unobstructed view of the Peace Tower is a nice reference. The sound art in that area is unexpected and reflective.

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Stephanie F, Manager at Canadian War Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and for taking the time to share your experience. Indeed, the Museum has spectacular architectural details. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. More 

Ottawa, Canada
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70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The exhibits are interesting and very well organized. It's interactive enough that it's not boring but still very informative. The building itself is absolutely breath taking and there are so many fascinating additions to its design that are a really touching tribute to Canadians who've been affected by war. I'd really recommend a guided tour if you can coordinate one... More 

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Stephanie F, Manager at Canadian War Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and for taking the time to share your experience. We really appreciate receiving visitor comments and feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. A guided tour is definitely recommended to learn more about the architectural details of the Museum and main highlights. We hope to see you soon! More 

Tamworth, Australia
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I spent almost a day here and didn't see it all. It is a well laid out, cleverly planned space that is large enough with its open spaces to be ceremonial but also allows close investigation of the galleries. The design leads you intuitively through the spaces so you really can't get lost. Clever use is made of sound and... More 

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