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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
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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My family and I enjoyed the museum. The gallery with all the tanks was fun to see. I was also a fan of the special exhibit on the Roman coliseum and the history of the gladiator.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Quakertown, Pennsylvania

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

My family and I enjoyed the museum. The gallery with all the tanks was fun to see. I was also a fan of the special exhibit on the Roman coliseum and the history of the gladiator.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We spent nearly 4 hours here and still rushed through the last 2 'rooms'. What a great overview of Canadian participation in war [and this is from an American]. We also saw the Gladiator exhibit which was very cool. If it's a rainy day, swing by the museum.

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Calgary, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Visiting Ottawa for Canada Day, I've been trying to fit on all the must sees in one week. I was planning on seeing two or three sites in a day, but upon arriving at the War museum before lunch, and finding myself exiting the building at supper, left me wondering where the day went. I usually meander my way through... More 

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Orleans, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

To be honest, I only went to this museum because my husband was keen on seeing it. However - I was in for a surprise. This museum, from its unique and appropriate design, to each display is compelling and beautifully designed. Each era leads the visitor to the next. The staff is extremely helpful should you need more detail, or... More 

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Calgary, Canada
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The museum opens itself up for free for the National celebration, and it was good for a 3 hour stint. Great for kids and adults alike. Lots of tanks and impressive historical items (like Hitler's parade car)

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I think the displays are very well done and it is easy to self-direct your tour. I was hoping to see more about the women in the war, the bomb girls and also children impacted by war. Although all of these were incorporated into displays, there was not as much as I felt there could have been and perhaps made... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The Canadian War Museum is now ten years old. I approached it on foot from Hull. The building is muscular, large and beautiful. It is placed on a plain with clear sightlines from every vantage point. The exhibits are extensive and interesting. I can imagine visiting here several more times in the future such was the breadth of the information.... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Interesting and well laid out museum. Information was succinct and engaging. A range of media including video, imagery, text and artifices. Takes you through the history of Canada.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I had a great time at this museum. It is very Canadian-Euro centric (what I mean by that is post-colonization) but overall a great museum with great artifacts and history. Even the architecture makes you feel.

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ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great museum to visit in Ottawa. They have done an excellent job showing Canada's involvement in all the great wars. Excellent for Children and Adults. Great outing for families, couples or travellers.

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Additional Information about Canadian War Museum

Address: Address: 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0M8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 800-555-5621
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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