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1, Place Vimy Place
Ottawa, ON K1A 0M8
Canada

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Canadian War Museum


(??.? miles from you)

1, Place Vimy Place
Ottawa, ON K1A 0M8
Canada


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Discover the military history of Canada through a vast collection of artifacts, moving personal stories, works of art, and unforgettable photography. Explore the human conflicts that have shaped Canada, Canadians, and

A must-see is the panoramic LeBreton Gallery, which houses a Voodoo jet, tanks, artillery, and a wide range of military vehicles. 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.

With its prize-winning, richly symbolic architecture, the War Museum, located near downtown Ottawa, provides a spectacular setting for exhibitions, public programs and other events that illustrate the way in which human conflict, in Canada and around the globe, has changed the face of the world.

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Why You Should Go...

Discover the military history of Canada through a vast collection of artifacts, moving personal stories, works of art, and unforgettable photography. Explore the human conflicts that have shaped Canada, Canadians, and the world and make history come alive by chatting with a veteran.

A must-see is the panoramic LeBreton Gallery, which houses a Voodoo jet, tanks, artillery, and a wide range of military vehicles. 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.

With its prize-winning, richly symbolic architecture, the War Museum, located near downtown Ottawa, provides a spectacular setting for exhibitions, public programs and other events that illustrate the way in which human conflict, in Canada and around the globe, has changed the face of the world.

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Open: Year-Round

Hours:

9:30am - 5:00pm

9:30am - 5:00pm

9:30am - 5:00pm

9:30am - 5:00pm

9:30am - 8:00pm

9:30am - 5:00pm

9:30am - 5:00pm

Access: Public Transportation, Bicycle

Parking: Free On-site

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Plan three hours to visit the Canadian War Museum.

The War Museum sells the Museum Passport, providing access to three museums within three days for $35.

The Museum is free Thursday nights between 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM.

July 1, 2018, Canada Day, Hours are between 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM

Fun Facts

At 11 a.m., each November 11, the sun shines through the window of the Museum’s Memorial Hall and illuminates the only artifact in that space: the headstone of Canada’s Unknown Soldier.

Origin of the copper used in the interior of the building: recycled copper from the roof of the Library of Parliament.

The Museum features Morse Code windows in both official languages that leads “Lest We Forget” on the North peak, and other windows that spell out the Museum's initials "CWM" on the South wall.

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Why You Should Go...

Discover the military history of Canada through a vast collection of artifacts, moving personal stories, works of art, and unforgettable photography. Explore the human conflicts that have shaped Canada, Canadians, and the world and make history come alive by chatting with a veteran.

A must-see is the panoramic LeBreton Gallery, which houses a Voodoo jet, tanks, artillery, and a wide range of military vehicles. 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.

With its prize-winning, richly symbolic architecture, the War Museum, located near downtown Ottawa, provides a spectacular setting for exhibitions, public programs and other events that illustrate the way in which human conflict, in Canada and around the globe, has changed the face of the world.

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What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Hours:
9:30am - 5:00pm
9:30am - 5:00pm
9:30am - 5:00pm
9:30am - 5:00pm
9:30am - 8:00pm
9:30am - 5:00pm
9:30am - 5:00pm

Access: Public Transportation, Bicycle

Parking: Free On-site

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    Striking black-and-white portraits of 18 Canadian veterans of the war in Afghanistan, by photojournalist Stephen J. Thorne, illustrate stories of loss, recovery and hope. Through images and accompanying text, the soldiers relate their struggle to heal, despite the vital support of family and friends. Some knew instantly that their lives would be forever changed, while others realized it only long after the fact. All carry scars — some visible, others invisible. 

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Insider Info

Plan three hours to visit the Canadian War Museum.

The War Museum sells the Museum Passport, providing access to three museums within three days for $35.

The Museum is free Thursday nights between 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM.

July 1, 2018, Canada Day, Hours are between 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM

Fun Facts

At 11 a.m., each November 11, the sun shines through the window of the Museum’s Memorial Hall and illuminates the only artifact in that space: the headstone of Canada’s Unknown Soldier.

Origin of the copper used in the interior of the building: recycled copper from the roof of the Library of Parliament.

The Museum features Morse Code windows in both official languages that leads “Lest We Forget” on the North peak, and other windows that spell out the Museum's initials "CWM" on the South wall.

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