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Address: 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0M8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 800-555-5621
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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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Amazing part of our history

My husband and I recently went to the War Museum on a recent trip to Ottawa and it was one of the highlights of our trip. We had planned on 1 1/2 hrs to tour the museum and the... read more

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Winnipeg
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I recently went to the War Museum on a recent trip to Ottawa and it was one of the highlights of our trip. We had planned on 1 1/2 hrs to tour the museum and the next thing we knew 3 hrs had gone by. A must see!!!

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Gatineau, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

the history under one roof is fanttastic. the exhibitions are second to none, as a retired air force person, I walk around the museum in aw. you need to visit more than once just to appreciate the history and the models

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum is a great history of the forging together of a Nation. What is hauling is that you have to pay to see it and to park. The parking is outright robbery at $2.50 and hour that turned into $12.50 for 2.5 hours. This museum is pivotal in understanding how Canada became the nation it is and should be... More 

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Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed this site. We went at child's pace (quick at times and slower at other points of interest). The highlight was the volunteers who are war veterans and extremely knowledgable and eager to share their info and experiences. My son was enamoured by the veteran who told us about the armoured tanks (weights, uses etc). Big learning curve... More 

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I spend over 5 hours on a rainy Sunday discovering the museums secrets. So very emotional. Very well done, but almost had too much to see. There's no way you can remember everything or take it all in.

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Fonthill, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is well worth visiting, walking distance from downtown and free on Thursdays after 4pm. Dozens of tanks, vehicles on display each vehicle has its own history... Also uniforms and weapons and peoples stories, lots to see.

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Fingal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we didn't arrive until after lunch and spent until after 5pm and still did not see all there was. the displays were excellent, and very informative staff were friendly we definitely have to go back again

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can see many information of World War I and II. There are many tanks and planes displays. You don't want to have any wars again after visiting.

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the war museum and thoroughly enjoyed the time there. It was a great interactive type museum. Would be fabulous for young people and students.

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London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was an amazing experience walking through the history of Canada's wars and conflicts. I would recommend setting aside 4 hours to do the attraction as there is a lot of reading and it is not hard to get caught up in the stories. Would highly recommend

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