Canadian War Museum
Military Museums • Points of Interest & Landmarks • History Museums
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Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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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Blair B
67 contributions
Nov 2022
This was an excellent layout for a museum. The flow of history allowed one to stop in the era of most interest. Truly it would take an entire day to visit and read all of the exhibits. It was an easy walk for our downtown Marriott hotel but be aware winds off the river in November can be chilling and dress warmly. I put I went solo but my sister was with me. She is not a teen, a child or part of a couple so who did you go with category does not work yet is required.
Written 2 December 2022
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Peter H
Mississauga, Canada336 contributions
The Canadian War Museum provides a detailed account of Canada’s military past from the early French colonial days to the present. There are lots of artifacts, personal accounts and videos which are on display.
Written 30 October 2022
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ozart
Salmon Arm, Canada259 contributions
What an interesting experience, we came back a second time as it was so interesting. A few downfalls, they didnt let us or the hop on hop off bus know that their hours had changed after Thanksgiving, we would have gone earlier had we known but had to come back to finish the next day (thus paying twice) Also found the hoards of young people taking and servicing the museum and coffee shop, bored and not interested in interacting or helping the public.
Written 19 October 2022
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Barry J
125 contributions
Oct 2022
Museum is one of the best I've been to. Excellent exhibits well displayed and well explained. A deficiency is in the vehicle and artillery display on the lower level. They need at least twice as much room as they have. Many of the items are crowded together in a way that does not do them justice.

Museum Cafe - Good chili, but overpriced for a bowl. Good chili, but overpriced at C$12.00 for a bowl. Typical of a captive market. This price is basically a donation. Good coffee though. If possible, eat before or after.
Written 14 October 2022
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Sarah L
Bedford, UK77 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
As a non-Canadian, I really didn’t know anything about Canada’s history. This museum was thorough, and full of interesting information about Canada’s past, and well structured to go through each phase of history. Lots of interesting artefacts to see. I would strongly urge anyone visiting Ottawa to visit here.
Written 30 September 2022
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Leigh C
Courtenay, Vancouver Island, BC138 contributions
Sep 2022
Very well-organized museum, which takes the visitor through a chronological trip of Canada's involvement in conflicts, from before Confederation to present day.
Written 29 September 2022
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Codiak!
Abbotsford, Canada10,413 contributions
Sep 2022
On previous travels we have visited different war museums: The National WWll Museum in New Orleans, Army Museum Halifax Citadel, and The Dome (Tomb of Napoleon) Musee de L’Armee in Paris. None can compare with The Canadian War Museum in Ottawa in its size and scope. While my pics are random the exhibits are not. They are sequential for all of the conflicts experienced by this country over time. The artifact collections are incredible having been sourced from original battles (e.g. the Nazi flag was taken by a Canadian soldier when they liberated Holland and Hitler’s parade Mercedes is his actual car not a replica.) The National Holocaust Memorial is located next to this museum. Lest We Forget.
Written 29 September 2022
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David M
Lakefield, Canada43 contributions
Sep 2022
A very comprehensive museum in terms of Canada's historical and ongoing involvement in the wars and international affairs of the past to the present. Not just a museum but a memorial to all who served. Very well done.
Written 23 September 2022
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Pam L
45 contributions
Sep 2022
The exhibits are extremely well laid out and easy to follow from one room to another. Very well done and thought out. The gentlemen downstairs that were Vets were awesome to talk to and shared some great stories. Very fortunate to have met them.

I do recommend if coming from the US that you have Canadian dollars on hand as they are unable to accept US currency -- but they will take a credit card.
Written 23 September 2022
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stephen j
Gatineau, Canada223 contributions
Sep 2022
the exhibits are fantastic. The history and stories bring real life meaning to what it was like for our servicemen and women to serve during war time.
Written 20 September 2022
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Canadian War Museum is open:
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Fri - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Canadian War Museum admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost S$21.92, while a popular guided tour starts around S$8.28 per person. See all 9 Canadian War Museum tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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