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Canadian War Museum


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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. However, any visit highlights 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 how human conflict has changed the face of Canada and around the globe.

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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. However, any visit highlights 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 how human conflict has changed the face of Canada and around the globe.

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Open: Year-Round

Hours: Closed Today. Opens Sun

9:00am - 5:00pm

9:00am - 5:00pm

9:00am - 5:00pm

9:00am - 5:00pm

9:00am - 7:00pm

9:00am - 5:00pm

10:00am - 4:00pm

Access: Public Transportation, Bicycle

Parking: Paid On-site, Bicycle

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Plan three hours to visit the Canadian War Museum.

Timed online ticketing and other safety measures are in place.

The Museum is free Thursday nights between 5:00 PM and 7:00 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. However, any visit highlights 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 how human conflict has changed the face of Canada and around the globe.

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What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Hours: Closed Today. Opens Sun 9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 7:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 4:00pm

Access: Public Transportation, Bicycle

Parking: Paid On-site, Bicycle

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  • A Community At War

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    A Community At War

    Canadian War Museum

    A Community At War
    Black Canadians have served their country in times of war and peace, at home and overseas. Presented in partnership with the Niagara Military Museum, this panel exhibition highlights the experiences of 22 Black men and women from the Niagara region and Southwestern Ontario who served their country in uniform, from the American Revolution to the present day. Their experiences offer insight into the broader experience of Black Canadians and the country’s military history.

  • Legion National Foundation's Poster and Literary Contest Winners 2022

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    Canadian War Museum

    Legion National Foundation's Poster and Literary Contest Winners 2022

    Canadian War Museum

    Legion National Foundation's Poster and Literary Contest Winners 2022
    Each year, students across the country submit artwork, poetry and essays to the Legion National Foundation’s Annual Poster and Literary Contest. This year, the Canadian War Museum is proud to exhibit the winning entries — eight posters and two literary pieces. The contest is held at the Senior (Grades 10, 11 and 12), Intermediate (Grades 7, 8 and 9), Junior (Grades 4, 5 and 6), and Primary (Kindergarten, Grades 1, 2 and 3) levels.

  • Munnings – War Artist, 1918

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    9:00 AM EST

    Canadian War Museum

    Munnings – War Artist, 1918

    Canadian War Museum

    Munnings – War Artist, 1918
    Renowned today as one of England’s finest painters of horses, Sir Alfred Munnings created more than 40 works of art while on assignment in 1918 with the Canadian War Memorials Fund. This exceptional exhibition reveals Munnings’s powerful legacy and makes it possible to more clearly understand Canada’s First World War experience.

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EXTRA FUN

Insider Info

Plan three hours to visit the Canadian War Museum.

Timed online ticketing and other safety measures are in place.

The Museum is free Thursday nights between 5:00 PM and 7:00 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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