Canadian War Museum


The popular Canadian War Museum isn’t just for war or history buffs. At 1 Vimy Place, there’s a variety of exhibits for all ages and interests, all helping to shape the story of Canada’s fascinating warfare history. The contemporary building is a local landmark, and the museum is dedicated to archiving and showcasing the long history of Canadian warfare. Group visits are available, tickets can be purchased online, and visitors can download a free visitors’ guide on the official site.

Permanent exhibitions include the Memorial Hall that honors those who served. Visit From the Cold War to the Present to see Canada’s involvement in one of the most well-known wars of modern times—and the implications today. Early Wars in Canada is part of the Canada Experience exhibition and delves deep into history. The Second World War is a favorite exhibit with one of the most impressive collections of documents, photos, and memorabilia in the country.

War: What is it Good For?

Learn more about modern Canadian military technology at the LeBreton Gallery. There’s also a number of revolving temporary exhibits, so every visit to the museum is one of a kind. Admission is free for all every Thursday from 5 – 8 p.m. and on Canada Day (July 1).

Get ready for some fantastic shopping and dining at the museum, starting with the gift shop where you’ll find collectibles, keepsakes, clothing and more. The café is elegant and intimate with bay windows that open onto a terrace overlooking the Ottawa River. It also provides catering for the museum’s venue rental program.

Spend a day at the museum and discover Canada’s history, evolution, and incredible technological advancements.