Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Groups and Bus Tours

For groups of 20 or more, let our experienced reservations staff suggest an itinerary to suit your interests (group admission fees).

For information regarding guided or unguided group visits, and for group rates and reservations:

telephone: (819) 776-7014 or 1-800-555-5621


Educational programs are available for school groups, as well as assistance to teachers in planning unguided visits. There is a separate group entrance, where coaches can drop off passengers.

Guided Tours

Guided tours are available at a cost of $3 per person; please inquire at the Information Desk.

Museum Grand Tour
Using the stunning new building as a backdrop, this tour shows how ordinary Canadians faced extraordinary challenges. The tour includes a look at the CWM’s world-class architecture, the collection of military art and dazzling exhibition galleries. It combines personal stories with important artifacts to reveal how our military heritage has affected all Canadians.

Wars on Our Soil, from Earliest Times to 1885: “Battleground”
This tour focusses primarily on two wars fought on Canadian soil: the Battle of the Plains of Abraham and the War of 1812. Visitors will learn how early conflicts affected First Peoples, the French and the British, helping to shape the country we know today.

The South African and First World Wars: “For Crown and Country”
This tour covers the South African War and the First World War. It includes the Battle of the Somme, the Conscription Crisis, Vimy Ridge and several works of art, and shows visitors that, although Canada’s contribution in these two overseas wars led to growing autonomy and international recognition, it was at great cost.

The Second World War: “Forged in Fire”
This tour examines how Canada’s fight against dictatorships overseas transformed this country. It includes the Homefront, D-Day, the Italian Campaign and war in the air and on the sea.

The Cold War, Peacekeeping and Recent Conflicts: “A Violent Peace”
This tour explores Canadas military involvement during the Cold War and the Korean War, and profiles our peacekeeping activities to the present day – demonstrating how these commitments made Canada a respected international player.

Group Meals

The Canadian War Museum offers group meal options for small and large groups.

Museum Hours

Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thur: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sat & Sun: 9:30 a.m. to 5 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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