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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

There is no doubt that the museum is informative and there is a lot to look at and absorb, but frankly , I found that there was a lot of planes . I'm not particularily interested in that aspect of war as opposed to the humanity angle, so this disinterested me.

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Ottawa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I have a family military history, so I always enjoy going to the war museum in ottawa. They have lots of great exhibits, including tanks, weaponry, and one of Hitlers cars! Really informative and knowledgable staff help make this an amazing place to visit!

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Toronto
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

If you have even a little knowledge about WW1&2 from school or TV then you will probably appreciate this place even more.War is hell!!!I have visited cemetaries in Europe and have read the tombstones.These were young men,sons and boyfriends and fathers who gave their precious lives to save the world from insane murderous dictators.If you can even imagine the courage... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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153 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Worth every minute of your time to learn the millions of things you never knew about Canada's military. Great planes, tanks of all kinds, Hitler's town car, numerous WWII German war machines. WWI, all wars and arms, torpedoes. You cannot miss this museum, it even has great historical value for children over 10-years old.

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Ontario Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We spent about 3 hours in the museum. It is so informative and the displays, historical artifacts and recorded recollections were amazing. Almost overwhelming in some areas. We should be very proud to be Canadians. This is a wonderful memorial to our soldiers and veterans past and present. Very worthwhile in our opinion.

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INNISFIL
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

If you are a Canadian, you must visit this attraction. Make sure that you have a lot of time to spent here. We were there for 3 hours and could have been there so much longer. What a wonderful tribute to our brave Canadians who served our country and sacrificed so much. This one is a MUST see.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Well spaced out, easy to get too, and very informative on Canadian involvement in past Wars/conflicts

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Goderich, Ontario
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Well put together exhibits. I am a reader, so I couldn't get out of the one gallery to see the rest. The only thing I disliked is when parents weren't on top of their kids when it came to running or yanking on things.

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Orillia, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I'm not a war or history buff, but my husband wanted to go here. I'm so glad we did. I loved it. It is incredible. Definitely worthwhile to see. You will need about 3 hours to see it all. The only parking we could find was on the street (max 3 hours, $9)

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Port Coquitlam
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Wow. This is a must see. The history of our country and our soldiers and civilians that served for our freedom. Tribute to many brave souls that sacrificed so much.

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