Canadian War Museum

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  • 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 Opening and Closing 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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  • 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
  • Time required to visit Canadian War Museum: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Ottawa include Canadian War Museum in their plan

  • 42.08% 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

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93.6% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Canadian War Museum

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Canadian War Museum, Ottawa Reviews

  • Great museum! We enjoyed it with my child. Maybe best for older kids, as it is more understandable if they can read things themselves. But still, my boy was very curious the whole time. There were some surprises for me, I was pretty impressed with the whole experience. Great museum!

  • I really liked the museum. The tanks were really cool. I also liked the veterans who were wandering around that exhibit telling stories. The exhibits showing the progression of the canadian impact in the wars was a very cool exhibit. The reason I am not giving 5 stars is because I think the museum needs... more. What's there is very cool, but I think more tanks are in order :)

  • 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.

  • Great place to come in a group (3$ per person), or with your close ones. I'd say to come and visit this as an adult if the last time you came was as a kid. Just like a good movie, there's always something more that you learn, see. The museum offers different prices for different vocations/ages. Legend also has it that they have a lot more in storage than is display, so there are item rotations. Also, note that for groups, they have lockable areas for people to leave coats, bags, umbrellas, etc. Nice feature I think. Cheers

  • This was the first time I go to the museum to see the exhibits and going with 3 kids I think I'm going to need a second visit to get everything in. The Armour exhibits is really awesome, worth the visit on its own. Definitely going there a second time. Parking is beneath the music at 13$ for the day. There's a restaurant in the lobby, but I was able to bring my own food

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