Canadian War Museum

Currently Closed
  • Address: 1 Vimy Pl, Ottawa, ON K1A 0M8, Canada
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8005555621
  • Ticket Price: 28 USD
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Family And Kids, Specialty Museum

Canadian War Museum - Review

The Canadian War Museum was built in 1880 and houses a colossal collection of over 50,0000 items that portray all the aspects of the history Canadian Military. The permanent collection includes the stories of the wars fought on Canadian land, the Cold War, the Second World War, the South African War and other operations. The collection of jet aircrafts, motorcycles, tanks and naval weapons are one of the many highlights of the museum.

Other highlights include:

  • Audi-visual displays of wars
  • Uniforms, weapons, medals, aircrafts and war- art among other historic items.
  • Regeneration Hall exhibits
  • Memorial Hall exhibits

Canadian War Museum Ticket Prices

General Admission:


  • 1 Museum: $15
  • 2 Museums: $23
  • 1 Museum + 1 Cine + film: $20
  • 2 Museums + 1 Cine + film: $28
  • Guided Tour: $ 3


  • 1 Museum: $13
  • 2 Museums: $20
  • 1 Museum + 1 Cine + film: $18
  • 2 Museums + 1 Cine + film: $25
  • Guided Tour: $ 3


  • 1 Museum: $11
  • 2 Museums: $16
  • 1 Museum + 1 Cine + film: $16
  • 2 Museums + 1 Cine + film: $21
  • Guided Tour: $ 3

Child (3-12 years):

  • 1 Museum: $9
  • 2 Museums: $13
  • 1 Museum + 1 Cine + film: $14
  • 2 Museums + 1 Cine + film: $18
  • Guided Tour: $ 3

Family (5 persons- Maximum 2 Adults):

  • 1 Museum: $36
  • 2 Museums: $56
  • 1 Museum + 1 Cine + film: $56
  • 2 Museums + 1 Cine + film: $76
  • Guided Tour: $ 3

Fees is subjected to change. For more information, visit the official website. 

Free Admission:

  • At all times for Members and volunteers (except CINÉ+)
  • Every Thursday from 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm (General Admission)
  • Canada Day (July 1)
  • Remembrance Day (November 11)
  • For a single attendant accompanying a person with a disability. Details available at the Museum Box Office.
  • The Canadian War Museum offers free admission to past and present Canadian military personnel.

Canadian War Museum Hours

Museum Hours: 

  • Hours subject to change.
  • Statutory holidays falling within this period follow the above hours of operation.
  • Exceptions: December 24- 9:30 am to 2.00 pm, December 25- Closed & January 9 to 13, 2017- Closed for the Museum’s Annual Maintenance.


  • Monday to Wednesday: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
  • Thursday: 10.00 am to 8.00 pm
  • Friday: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9:30 am to 5.00 pm


  • Monday to Wednesday: 8.00 am – 4.00 pm
  • Thursday: 8.00 am to 7.00 pm
  • Friday: 8.00 am to 4.00 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9:30 am to 4.00 pm

Military Research Centre:

  • Tuesday to Friday: 10.00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Monday, Saturday and Sunday: Closed
  • The Military History Research Centre will be open by appointment only in December. It will be closed January 4-8, 2016 and on statutory holidays. Dates will change every year. For more information, visit the official website. 

How To reach Canadian War Museum by Public Transport

  • By Bus: Booth / Vimy Place
  • By Taxi
  • By renting a Car/ Bicycle.
  • On foot


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TripHobo Highlights for Canadian War Museum

  • Canadian War Museum Address: 1 Vimy Pl, Ottawa, ON K1A 0M8, Canada
  • Canadian War Museum Contact Number: +1-8005555621
  • Canadian War Museum Timing: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Canadian War Museum Price: 28 USD
  • Best time to visit Canadian War Museum(preferred time): 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Canadian War Museum: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 33.88% of people who visit Ottawa include Canadian War Museum in their plan

  • 32.56% of people start their Canadian War Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Canadian War Museum

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Canadian War Museum

People normally club together National War Memorial and National Gallery Of Canada while planning their visit to Canadian War Museum.

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Canadian War Museum, Ottawa Reviews

  • É um programa muito legal para aficcionados com o tema. Várias fotos e cenas conduzem o espectador aos horrores das guerras desde o início do Canadá, até os tempos atuais. Também é interessante ver o culto aos heróis, que são todos que se arriscam por toda uma nação. Pena que o tempo é muito curto para absorver todo o conhecimento. Acho que um aprendizado mais profundo exigira no mínimo uma semana de visitas. Vale a pena conferir!

  • A bit off the beaten path, but easy enough to get to. And it's worth the visit. Lots of exhibits and accompanying descriptions. Entrance fee is reasonable, and they have discounts for seniors and students, etc. Cafe offers decent refreshments at reasonable prices. Very good environment. I'd highly recommend it, even if you are not too into military stuff. The history itself is informative.

  • A mandatory stop for anyone interested in Canadian history and a great way to pay tribute to the men and women who got us here. The staff are bilingual and amazingly helpful, especially their research department. They went above and beyond helping me. It should be experienced by every student of history. The collection of military vehicles and mobile armor on the lower floor is impressive.

  • Special shout out to the funny and knowledgeable young woman helping out as a curator in the vehicle section. She really knew her stuff. Quite an eclectic collection of armor and guns to see. Interactive displays for younger students and kids. There is a flow to the whole thing that really give a great impression of canadian history. Beautifully themed and run. Must see in Ottawa for any history buff

  • This is a great place. I loved seeing the tanks and all the other pieces of history from various wars over time. It made me incredibly proud to see first hand bullet ridden cars in which our men and women in uniform withstood to promote peace all over the world. May God bless them and their families

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