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Address: 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0M8, Canada
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+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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A don't miss museum. Phenomenal for kids and adults alike. So much information, great displays, and an absolute mega-ton of appreciated history saved for generational... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Edmonton, Canada
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A don't miss museum. Phenomenal for kids and adults alike. So much information, great displays, and an absolute mega-ton of appreciated history saved for generational appreciating. Thoughtful, respectful and appreciative displays of all the great contributions to Canada's and the worlds' current borders, freedoms, and values we hold dear.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is a definite must for all Canadians to really learn what our military went through in all Wars. I did not know about the Korean or Boer War. You really need an entire day to soak up all the knowledge from the great displays and artifacts and information given. I loved the display called Enemy Skies. This was... More 

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Thank Marybeth S
Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots of walking through many exhibits showing Canada's military contribution to the World.... very accessible...

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Thank Senorbolero
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were there about 4 hours and went through about 60% of the exhibits. Very well done and learned a lot. Next trip to Ottawa we will return to complete our tour.

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Thank TorontoTraveler2525
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum portrays Canadian History - not just the perils of war but the compassion of our country regardless of race, creed or colour. A mistake if you leave Ottawa without a visit

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Thank davidlW5798JW
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent the whole day there. Thought we'd stay a couple hours but it was so well done that we lost track of time.

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Thank TheMadBean
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I brought our son to the museum - we all completely enjoyed the time. Not a lot words required to cover this one -- very educational and fun, great use of 3-4 hours. The museum is well laid out and takes you on a trip through time obviously focusing on how we progressed and grew as a... More 

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Thank stanclark
Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Must have the time to visit this museum. Worth every minute. Interactive displays a must for kids, big and small.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I live in Ottawa and hadn't been to the new War Museum yet. I took out-of-town friends to the site this year. They absolutely loved the visit as did I. The background info and exhibits were well worth seeing. The galleries and exhibitions are focus on the human aspect and public understanding of our military history in... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent museum for history buffs and for teaching children and teens about the world's wars and the cost of defending freedom. Great school programs for visiting schools.

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