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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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Interesting war exhibits.

The displays in the War Museum provide a visual impact along with the information presented. It is well organized by conflict and accounts for Canada's interests and involvement... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Kent H
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The displays in the War Museum provide a visual impact along with the information presented. It is well organized by conflict and accounts for Canada's interests and involvement in each.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is my second visit to the Canadian War Museum. It is a combination of recreations, artifacts, audio and video history of Canadian conflicts from the Aboriginal encounters with the Vikings to the present day. It is well laid out and is a must see for every Canadian and history buff in Ottawa. It gave me a greater appreciation for... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you value the sacrifice of our men and women in uniform you should visit this museum. You won't be disappointed. Unique and one of a kind exhibits. Gift shop carries wonderful souvenirs. Special events and displays. Great location.

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Orleans, Ontario Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I toured the museum with my Father and was moved by the array of military exhibits that reflected the history of the Canadian Military. We both serviced in the military and were very proud to experience the displays especially when my father was able to see many of the vehicles types that he personally worked on during his career. Very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just a reminder what Canada went though during its young life. From tanks, planes, anti aircraft guns. It's a place where we should all visit

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Thank Sal B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great visit with the kids. Certainly geared more towards 13 and up but a few things kept the younger one engaged. We spent 2 hours there.

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Thank Mo D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been there on average once a year with I or more of my kids/ teens, parents over the years and I/ they are never disappointed. Current special exhibition is deadly skies about world war 1 air warfare. Very well presented , interactive, factual, presented from several people's personal experience. Anything that engages young males has to be doing... More 

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Thank Marlene39forever
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Different with every trip. The war art is truly moving particularly the portrait of General Dallaire. Not really a museum for very young children.

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Thank Margaret S
OTTAWA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent. Well prepared. Well Presented. Gives a very good presentation of Canada's military activity during World War I, World War II and the Korean conflict.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum is very big and great to go to with friends and families. The awesome part is that it was free the certain day we went which made things even better. I'm not the biggest fan of war stuff but this museum was great and had many cool things to look at.

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