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Canadian War Museum Admission, Ottawa

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Canadian War Museum Admission

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 11/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Canadian War Museum Admission
***IMPORTANT***Limited time-entry, advanced reservation is required and based upon availability. Contact the Call Centre to pre-book your arrival time. Upon arrival at the redemption location, please present your printed voucher(s) and photo ID in exchange for your activity.
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Updated 11/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Learn about Canadian military history with a visit to the Canadian War Museum. Pre-booking your ticket means you can walk straight in and spend as much time as you wish exploring the collection, which includes rare and historically important artefacts, uniforms, vehicles, and memorabilia.
  • Save time at the museum's entrance by pre-booking your ticket
  • Visit at a time of your choosing and spend as long as you wish there
  • Explore a historically important collection of military artefacts
  • History comes alive through talking with a veteran
Important Information
  • Permanent and special exhibitions
  • Entry/Admission - Canadian War Museum
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attraction
  • Fees for guided tours
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children ages 7 and younger are free
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 1000 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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mayniacmo wrote a review 6 Oct
Waterloo, Canada114 contributions42 helpful votes
We visited in August, so there was still restrictions due to COVID, so not the whole museum was open. It was free to visit, so I guess we couldn't complain! We also watched the tank show outside which was pretty cool to see those old tanks in action. I would definitely return
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Date of experience: August 2020
Response from Stephanie F, Manager at Canadian War Museum Admission
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Mayniacmo, Thank you so much for your comments following your visit to the Canadian War Museum this past summer. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our Summer Offer! We hope to see you again in the near future! Regards, Stephanie Fortin Head, Tourism Canadian War Museum
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KodoDrummer wrote a review Jun 2020
Yekaterinburg, Russia62,692 contributions132,101 helpful votes
Lots of military vehicles, aircraft, model ships, many types of guns and other weapons. Some reminders of Canada's horrific past. The invaders of this great land, killed many innocent people who should be its true owners. Shameful British and French colonialists.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Lisette wrote a review Jun 2020
Ottawa, Canada6 contributions1 helpful vote
For those who are interested by WWI and WWII, this is the place to come and visit. The Museum also occasionally hosts very interesting conferences. For lovers of memorabilia!
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Date of experience: November 2019
Patricia A wrote a review Mar 2020
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I took my grandson and his friend to visit last month and we had a great time. The boys were already knowledgeable about the two world wars and connected with the exhibits in a powerful way. A highlight of our trip was when they chatted with a veteran who happened to be there.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Paula J wrote a review Mar 2020
Toronto, Canada88 contributions45 helpful votes
It was an extremely interesting museum, with incredible real-life examples of war products: planes, tanks, vehicles, amunition and so on. The information and the displays transport you to different times. The incredible layout is intriguing, though sad to realize it's all about
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Date of experience: February 2020
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By: Canadian War Museum
Jack M
War is not nice, but a needed place for all.
I went to know and feel what others felt and why we are who we are and what we are as a Nation of peoples from all
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An absolute must see!
Spent the entire day there and didn't get to see everything! Explore Canada's History. Well worth the price of admi
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Interesting visit
Not history buffs but really enjoyed the museum. Broken into different time periods, I learned a lot about Canada’s
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so many tanks
great place for adults and kids. though my daugher found it a bit boring (for a 6 years old). my son enjoyed it ver
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Incredible self-guided museum
Prepare to spend 3+ hours at this incredibly detailed museum. Beginning with conflicts arising from first contact u
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Loved it
Due to COVID, The museum is not fully open so you have to go online and book tickets (which are free right now)..
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A must visit for history enthusiasts
The museum houses an impressive array of hardware and is well equipped with audio commentaries. A must visit for an
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Not enough time
The exhibitions are very well made, informative and well organised There is just not enough time in one visit to se
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Marcel P
excellent introduction to the military history of Canada
I went back to the War Museum after many years and I was still impressed with th quality of its exhibits. The infor
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Andrew D
Definitely the best museum in Ottawa! So much to see, you can't do it all in one trip! The memorials are amazing!
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Beautiful collection, well presented.
The newer location is big and bold, with so much more on display. Easy to walk through, easy to understand. The l
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A Trip Through Canada's War History
I knew some of Canada's War History but this Museum showed me so much more then I ever knew. The displays & artifac
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Hard to summarize it is all so amazing.
You need a good 3-4 hours to take in everything here. It is a better history lesson then any teacher could ever gi
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Very good
Excellent portrayal of Canadian History right up to the war in Afghanistan. Not sure if kids would enjoy it as mu
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A Canadian experience
This is a must for anyone visiting Ottawa. Good displays, easy access. Easy to tour around. Near Pimissi station on
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  • Canadian War Museum
  • Duration: 3h
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  • Languages Offered: English, French
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