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Ottawa: Canadian War Museum Admission

4.6 / 5

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Ottawa: Canadian War Museum Admission

From US$ 15.35 per person

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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  • 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
Visit The Canadian War Museum, the national museum of military history, conveniently located west of Parliament Hill near downtown Ottawa. The museum is one of the world's most respected places for the study and understanding of armed conflict.  Discover the inspiring and touching stories of Canada's military contributions. 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. The galleries have been designed to emphasize the human experience of war.  Explore at your own pace as you discover the rare and historically important artifacts, uniforms, vehicles, art, and memorabilia that make up the 3 million pieces in the collections. Each gallery highlights defining moments in Canada’s military history and the ways in which past events have shaped the nation.
  • 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
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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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

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

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

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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4.6 /5

based on 49 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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September 6, 2019

The War museum was very interesting.... however when I found out that I could have booked it directly with the Museum and save myself $23 on 2 tickets I wasn't so happy ...

October 8, 2021

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