Canadian War Museum

Ottawa, ON

Where are we going?

Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Pl
ON K1A 0M8

819 776-8600

What is there to do?

Love history? Then you might just want to check out the Canadian War Museum! Its at this fascinating attraction that you can discover the military history of Canada through a vast collection of artifacts, moving personal stories, works of art, and unforgettable photography. 

It's a wonderful learning experience, as you explore the human conflicts that have shaped Canada, Canadians and the world. 

There are a number of exhibits within the museum that you can visit, each covering a different topic.

The highlight of any visit is the Museum’s extensive permanent exhibition, which chronicles Canada’s military past from ancient times to the contemporary period.

Another exhibit depicts the South Africa and First World Wars. You can even go back further and learn about the early wars in Canada.  

The museum is also home to a number of special exhibitions that rotate, so keep an eye on the dates because they are only on display for a few months at a time. Plus, it gives you something new to see every time you go back and visit again!

Older kids will be able to learn through the host of information they can absorb, and the younger kids will love seeing the real life artifacts. A must-see at the Canadian War Museum is the panoramic LeBreton Gallery, which houses a Voodoo jet, tanks, artillery, and a wide range of military vehicles. 

A fascinating day out for the family in Ottawa. What will YOU learn on your next visit?

How much does it cost?

Adults: $17

Children: $11 (Ages 3-12)

Discount: Students with valid ID $13

Family Deals: Discounts for families of 3 to 6 people, maximum of 2 adults


Need a little extra help?

The museum strive to be ADA accessible so everyone is welcome!


When can we go?

9am - 6pm (8pm close Thurs) over summer. 9:30am - 5pm (8pm Thurs) rest of year. Hours are subject to change

Closed Dec 25, and some of January for maintenance


I’m Hungry!

There is a cafe on site where you can grab some tasty bites to eat for lunch or just a snack! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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