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Address: 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0M8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 800-555-5621
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Description: 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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This is a wonderful experience for adults and children. The museum is very big and roomy. There are many people who work and volunteer there to answer all your questions. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful experience for adults and children. The museum is very big and roomy. There are many people who work and volunteer there to answer all your questions. The displays are very well organized and are very interesting. There is a gift shop and cafeteria as well. When visiting Ottawa this is a stop that you will remember.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Very well laid out and modern looking museum, offering at least 3 hours worth of exhibits. Very good display on the sub ground floor, nothing cramped, a great deal in pristine condition. Very interesting tour on the RC level. If you plan to stay less than 3 hours, pay the meters on the entrance, otherwise the indoor parking is expensive.

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Madison, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I know of no other museum that treats "war" as a continuum, from the wars that the continent's inhabitants fought before Europeans came here through to the terrorist conflicts of today. It doesn't glorify war but simply considers it to be part of human civilization. War exists because that's the nature of people; it's not a nice thought but it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We had a fabulous time touring this museum. A lot of history there to be learned. We will have to go back again.

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Very clean and well organized. Many exhibits to see and many large vehicles in the lower vaults area as well. Great way to understand the forming of Canada through history as well as her commitment to the World Wars and conflicts. Very well done in comparison to similar museums I have visited while travelling in other countries. Budget about four... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This museum was great. It was informative, easy to follow, included "Coles notes" type exhibits and in depth type exhibits for everyone to enjoy. The building was clean too. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting the city!

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Plattsburgh, New York, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I was a little reluctant to go to a museum that was all about war, but am very glad I did. The exhibits are well done, with good balance between text and photos/other visuals. It goes back in history to wars that were fought on this land before Europeans came, and continues to present time, with all conflicts in which... More 

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Chatham, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I spent a few hours at this museum which is a short walk from the downtown core. The museum walks you through early days, charting conflicts related to Canada. The displays are very good and they have extensive artifacts from all eras. We spent 3 hours but had to speed up during the last couple sections, I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is a must visit for young or old. If you are in the city it is a wonderful to visit several times.

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This museum has veterans in most sections available to recount first hand experiences. The museum is filled with beautiful paintings and artifacts in various sections. They even have the car Hitler rode in with bullet holes.

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