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Ottawa: Canadian War Museum Admission

Ottawa: Canadian War Museum Admission

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Visit The Canadian War Museum to immerse yourself in Canada's military history. Explore thoughtful exhibitions to learn the touching stories of Canada's military contributions.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the Museum's fascinating architectural theme
  • Hear compelling stories from Canada's military history
  • Reflect and pay homage in the Memorial Hall
  • Chat with a veteran and have history come alive
  • Explore permanent and special exhibitions at your own pace
Full description

The Canadian War Museum is Canada’s national museum of military history. Designed by Japanese–Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama, the Museum’s structure and surrounding grounds reflect the concept of regeneration. From windows spelling out “Lest We Forget / N’oublions jamais” in Morse code, to uneven floors and rough concrete walls, the building acknowledges the price of conflict, while also showing hope for a more peaceful future. The Museum brings Canada’s military history to life for visitors of all ages through thousands of personal stories, objects, works of art, photographs, interactive presentations, and immersive environments.

In addition to a series of galleries exploring Canadian military history from early wars in Canada to contemporary conflicts, the Museum features an impressive collection of large artillery and military vehicles in the LeBreton Gallery, as well as thought-provoking temporary exhibitions on everything from the First and Second World Wars to art produced by women in conflict zones. Memorial Hall and several additional spaces in the Museum encourage quiet reflection on the cost of war. To stand in the presence of the headstone of Canada’s Unknown Soldier in Memorial Hall is a powerful and moving experience, as is experiencing the Moriyama Regeneration Hall and visiting the Royal Canadian Legion Hall of Honour. The Canadian War Museum’s collections are among the finest military holdings in the world, comprising rare vehicles, artillery, uniforms, medals, small arms, and rare books and archives, as well as the outstanding Beaverbrook Collection of War Art.

In addition to showcasing exhibitions from around the world, the Museum hosts vehicle demonstrations, scholarly lectures, engaging family programming, and a wide range of special events.

Includes
  • Admission to the Canadian War Museum
  • Access to permanent galleries and special exhibitions
  • Multilingual museum guide
  • Self-serve coat check
  • Food and drinks
  • Parking
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Go to the Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Once at the Museum, please go directly to the exhibition access point (you do not need to go to the Museum Box Office). The Museum is easily accessible from downtown Ottawa by foot, bicycle, public transit or car.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Food and drinks
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • Museum opening hours vary seasonally.
  • Parking is available onsite.
  • Children 12 years of age and above can visit the Museum by themselves.
  • Children under 12 years of age need an adult escort.
  • Courtesy wheelchairs, walkers, and strollers are offered at the Information desk and subject to availability.
  • Photography is permitted inside the Museum, except in the special exhibition galleries or otherwise signposted.
  • As of December 1, proof of vaccination for all visitors ages 12 and up will be required to access all exhibitions and public areas of the Museum. This includes either a vaccination passport or proof of vaccination (digital or printed), as well as an ID with a name and date of birth.
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Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 97 reviews

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Bring good shoes since the concrete floor brings a lot of discomfort for your back! Very beautiful collector's items despite the fact that war is never a very happy part of our history. This museum can only be done in 1 hour. A second visit is to be rescheduled ...

August 30, 2021

Upon entering the actual exhibit, not knowing where to start, a lovely gentleman explained how to experience the entire exhibit in a logical manner. The exhibit was broken down into four sections in chronological order. Amazing to realize Canada had been involved in so much warfare. The entire experience was educational and somewhat simple to absorb. I realized how little I knew of our country's war history. I liked the simplicity and open layout depicting so many scenes of history. We unfortunately only had two hours to spend here, but I felt I experienced much. I would definitely return when visiting Ottawa again. I would begin with World War 2 as I felt this was the era in which Canada sacrificed the most. A definite place to visit. So glad this museum exists. P.S. The tanks in the lower level were a must see!

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