Canadian War Museum

Canadian War Museum

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Delve into Canada's rich military history through artifacts, personal stories, artwork, photos and interactive presentations. This striking museum is also known for its symbolic architecture.

Chat with a veteran, reflect on the past, and tour fascinating permanent exhibitions and temporary shows. The Canadian War Museum in Ottawa sheds light on the conflicts that shaped Canada, Canadians and the world, from pre-contact warfare to the Cold War.

See thought-provoking artifacts, such as Hitler's armoured Mercedes-Benz parade car; a small teddy bear that a young girl sent to her soldier father during the First World War; and Sir Isaac Brock's scarlet dress coat, with the hole from the bullet that killed him at the battle of Queenston Heights.

The theme of regeneration inspired the museum's architect, Raymond Moriyama, to incorporate energy-efficient features, recycled materials and a green roof where poppies grow in the summer. Meaningfully, the design also features windows that spell out “Lest We Forget” in Morse Code. As well, a single window in Memorial Hall is designed so that the sun illuminates the headstone of the Unknown Soldier each year at 11 a.m. on Remembrance Day, November 11.

More Details

1 Vimy Place Ottawa
Toll Free
Major credit cards accepted
Accessibility: Washrooms
Dates & Hours of Operation
7 days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday until 7 p.m.
Reservations (General Public)
Reservations (Large Groups)
Onsite Parking
Extra Fee
Distance to Shaw Centre (km)
Distance to Parliament Hill (km)
Distance to airport (km)
Admission (regular adult price)
16 CAD to 30 CAD
Time Needed to Visit
Student Friendly
Coach Parking
Comp policy for the Driver and/or the Escort
Driver only
Fully-Independent Traveller Rates Offered
Group Menu Available
Group Rates Offered
Maximum Group Size
Exhibit Loading Dock Available
Outdoor Venue Available 
Venue Type
Museum or gallery
Venue Accessibility: Entry
Venue Accessibility: Washrooms
Number of Meeting Rooms/Private Spaces
Total Square Footage of Meeting Space
Size of Largest Meeting Room (Square Feet)
Capacity of Largest Meeting Room (Reception Style)
Capacity of Largest Meeting Room (Theatre Style)
Capacity of Largest Meeting Room (8’ X 10’ Booths)
Capacity of Largest Meeting Room (Banquet Style)
Capacity of Largest Meeting Room (Boardroom Style)
Capacity of Largest Meeting Room (Half Round Style)
Capacity of Largest Meeting Room (Hollow Square Style)
Capacity of Largest Meeting Room (U-Shape Style)
Meeting spaces
Space Area Banquet Theater Classroom U Shape Hollow Square Boardroom Half Rounds Reception
Atelier C and D 0 150 150 48
Atelier C or D 0 70 80 30
Barney Danson Theatre 0 200 231 60 250
LeBreton Gallery 0 500 800
Lobby 0 550 1000
The Café 0 120 150

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