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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
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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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One of the best I have visited!

I have been lucky enough to have visited historical military sites and museums all over the world, and this museum is top-notch and one of the best. The Canadians have a military... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have been lucky enough to have visited historical military sites and museums all over the world, and this museum is top-notch and one of the best. The Canadians have a military history they can be very proud of, and it is all on display here. The museum is on the edge of the CBD, so it is in walking... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Layout was very good and exhibits are excellent. An emotional experience particularly if family member involved in war effort. A good reminder to all generations to always be on guard.

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Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To make the most of your visit to this museum, you must allow at least four hours. At that we couldn't cover it all. The museum is very well done, presenting the information through personal stories and artifacts. There are some interactive displays and an incredible collection of equipment in the Lebretto Gallery. This museum has information on Canada's participation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very well presented exhibits. Easily spend 3+ hours. Make it the first part of your day because you will spend more time than expected. Use the parking garage so that you do not have to ho out side and feed the parking meter because you are there longer than expected.

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Thank Richard K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There is so much to see! We only looked at one floor. Have to go back for sure! 😀We had a free pass through our library. Its good for 2 adults and 3 children.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Truly a wonderful museum honouring our war veterans and Canada's history for the last 4 hundred years. Was a little disappointed in the gift shop not having a better selection of posters

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was an experience that I quite enjoyed. There is especially a room that when the time and sun are right everything lines up and is very moving.

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The comic style stories made war history easy to read. The collection of war equipmen brought it to life.

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

This is by FAR my favourite museum. It is not "fun" or "exciting" but you will not forget it. I found myself moved to tears more than once. It is not geared toward children, it is mostly printed word and photographs but it is something everyone should see at some point (maybe in the tweens or early teens to adulthood)... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was hesitant about visiting with young children, but I am so glad I read the reviews because this was one of the highlights of our trip. Exhibits were tastefully done. The kids loved seeing tanks up close. There was one section (regarding concentration camp victims) that I felt my kids were too young to handle, so we ushered them... More 

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