Guided Tours

Ontario Teachers: End of Primary and Secondary
Quebec Teachers: Beginning of Secondary

Guided Tours at the Canadian War Museum

Experience the Canadian War Museum with a Program Interpreter, who will present important themes and exhibition highlights. Tours are 45 minutes in length. We offer tours according to specific themes:

Museum Grand Tour

This tour provides an introduction to the Museum’s award-winning architecture, its collection of war art and its large military vehicles.

Battleground: Wars on Our Soil, from earliest times to 1885

This tour covers the early conflicts and battles that helped shape Canada, including the Battle of the Plains of Abraham the War of 1812 and the Rebellions of 1837‑1838.

For Crown and Country: The South African and First World Wars, 1885–1931

This tour covers the South African War and the First World War, and includes the Battle of Vimy Ridge as well as the Conscription Crisis. The students will walk through a re‑created First World War trench and discover impressive works of art.

Forged in Fire: The Second World War, 1931–1945

This tour examines how Canada’s fight against dictatorships transformed the country. It encompasses the home front, D-Day, the Italian Campaign and the war at sea and in the air.

A Violent Peace: The Cold War, Peacekeeping and Recent Conflicts, 1945 to the present

This tour explores Canada’s military involvement during the Cold War and the Korean War, and profiles our peace‑support operations to the present day.

Remembrance Tour

This tour highlights areas of the Museum that touch on remembrance and honouring, including Memorial Hall, Regeneration Hall and the Royal Canadian Legion Hall of Honour.

Available year-round

Start Time
Upon Reservation

Group Size
Maximum 25

45 minutes

$3.00 per student in addition to Museum admission

Museum Hours

Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thur: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sat & Sun: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0M8
Tel: 1-800-555-5621

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