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Canadian War Museum

1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0M8, Canada
819-776-7000
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Ranked #2 of 144 Attractions in Ottawa
Type: Military Museums, History Museums
Owner description: Discover the military history of Canada through a vast collection of artifacts, moving personal stories, works of art, and unforgettable photography.... more » Owner description: Discover the military history of Canada through a vast collection of artifacts, moving personal stories, works of art, and unforgettable photography. Explore the human conflicts that have shaped Canada, Canadians and the world. With its prize-winning, richly symbolic architecture, the War Museum, provides a spectacular setting for exhibitions, public programs and other events that illustrate the way in which human conflict, in Canada and around the globe, has changed the face of the world. « less
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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A great museum, well worth the admission! The historical information and story telling is very well done.

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Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Every Canadian should visit at least once to honour those who served on our behalf. Then take an hour just to appreciate the architecture and the beautiful site lines across the Ottawa River.

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Toronto, Canada
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274 reviews 274 reviews
116 attraction reviews
287 helpful votes 287 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The Canada War Museum is probably an apt title. More than the casual student of Canadian history may know, war (like in most countries) played a huge role in shaping Canadian history, borders, and national identity. There are lots of nice exhibits here that will satisfy history buffs of all ages. One of the more impressive things here to me... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Beautiful museum, a little far for a walk from downtown Ottawa but worth the visit. Coffee shop was just ok ; not enough choice and pricey. Museum exhibits are well done and display of tanks interesting

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St. John's, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It's a beautiful museum and a must-see for anyone interested in our Canadian military heritage. The only thing I didn't like about this experience, and I've been there a few times since it opened, is how they have veterans placed throughout the different sections. That's fine and dandy and all, but we found it a bit intrusive when trying to... More

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Irvine, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This museum is very well organized and gives a wealth of information. You get to know Canada and world history also.

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Madison, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

More than just a military museum, it gives good view of Canada's history from a military perspective

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Belleville, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

This was my husband's choice to where he wanted to go. He really enjoyed it. I found the admission alittle on the pricey side. We seen the old War Musuem, now we can say we have seen both of them.

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Berkel en Rodenrijs
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We had high expectations of this museum but were heavily disappointed during our visit. Upsides of the museum were the friendliness of the personnel and the quality of the WWI section which I did not encounter before. However, the downsides of the museum were numerous; - information provided in most sections of the museum was unclear. it seemed that the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This place covers every war that Canada participated in and more! It is neat, organized and interesting. The museum itself is very big and it is difficult to see everything in one visit. Everything is clearly identified so you can chose to learn about a certain event without having to enter another exhibit. The museum also has a collection of... More

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