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Canadian War Museum, Ottawa

4.7
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Emotional, educational, and enlightening, Canadian War Museum brings to life the stories that shaped Canadian military history. Housed in one of the country's architectural landmarks, the museum displays a comprehensive collection that includes artworks, weapons, military vehicles, uniforms, and other war-related items. Through numerous large multimedia exhibits, including a replica World War I trench, you'll feel immersed in the experience of war. Visit the gallery dedicated to recent conflicts, where an interactive space provokes visitors to form their own conclusions about war and peace. At night, the building's facade lights up with messages spelled out in Morse code. Put Canadian War Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Ottawa itinerary builder app .
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  • Went with my wife and two young children. Very clean and organized museum. Set up was great and made sense. The displays peaked the curiosity of the children and they had many questions that were ofte...  more »
  • Need lots of time to view all the exhibits. Very interesting and time to step back and absorb all the sacrifices that these men & women gave up for our country and the world.  more »
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  • The Canadian War Museum is one of my favorite museums. Even though it does not talk about happiness or other warm feelings and it is a very "gray" structure, a lot of effort was put to make this experience rich in history. We strongly recommend this place. We also suggest that you reserve more than 3-4 hours for it, otherwise you will not be able to read much.
  • This should be on the recommended places to visit while in Ottawa. The history contained within the walls of this museum is mind blowing. You will need to block off an entire day to fully experience all the areas, although a half day will allow you to see everything. I would definitely recommend a trip to the memorial hall, as somber as it is, it's well worth a few moments of the visit.
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