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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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Proud to be Canadian

The museum is a good place to see the involvement of Canadians in the World War. Some of the presentations are moving and inspiring. A veteran escorted us to the basement to see... read more

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Oakville, Canada
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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum is a good place to see the involvement of Canadians in the World War. Some of the presentations are moving and inspiring. A veteran escorted us to the basement to see the tanks and vehicles used during some of the Canadian operations. It was truly a bonus! This place caters for everyone, even family with children like us.

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Beamsville, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum building is a modern concrete structure which dominates the surrounding area. The entrance hall is vast and is rather imposing. The permanent exhibits cover 4 halls and describe early canadian military history, boer and 1st world war, 2nd world war and then everything after. The remaining hall contains exhibits of tanks, field guns, light armoured vehicles and many... More 

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Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum does an excellent job telling the story of Canadian involvement in military operations. It provides insight on the conditions soldiers faced, the political environment surrounding the missions and the equipment. I was surprised by how interesting it was.

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Calgary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited this museum on a Thursday night, when admission is free. There is a lot to see here, so make sure you allot enough time. We spent so much time on the lower level where all the vehicles are that we had to forego some of the other exhibits. What we dis see was VERY good.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The striking impact of the architecture of this remarkable building disrupts the visitor and stimulates curiosity. This curiosity is captured as the exihibits drew us in. Well researched the narrative of Canadian involvement in war and peace is presented in an incredibly engaging way. It was hard not to be moved by the material and stories on display. Especially poignant... More 

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South Porcupine, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great museum. So much to see and well placed exhibits show he history of Canadian participated conflicts from before confederation to present day. Actual artifacts really make you stop and put yourself in the situation depicted. Sometimes a little overwhelming but a must see for educational purposes and history buffs alike. I would recommend you go early in the day... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The museum was amazing. My teenage sons thought some of it was neat but they were the most excited about the room with all the tanks. Spent about 3 hours but could have been longer

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the new Building and location, easy too get too and looks beautiful. I know the glass company that had too install the Curtain wall system, there some of the best in the Glazing trade.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really well done. Thank you to all the creative, caring, diligent people who have worked so hard to provide us all with this window into our past. So much information. It will take several more visits to fully take it all in.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in Ottawa too late for the main ceremonies so decided to visit the War Museum. It was a great way to remember the contributions of our veterans. We focused on the World War I segment but also viewed a special exhibit on the war in the skies in world war i. The special exhibit was designed to engage... More 

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