Proof of vaccination for all visitors ages 12 and up is required to access all exhibitions and public areas of the Museum, including special events.

Proof accepted: vaccination passport or proof of vaccination (digital or printed), as well as ID with name and date of birth.

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Facility Rentals

The Canadian War Museum is a renowned cultural institution that hosts a wide range of events each year. With its bold and modern architectural features, outstanding collections and world-class rental facilities, the Museum is certain to leave a positive and lasting impression of your special event.

Whether you are planning an intimate banquet, cocktail reception, conference, meeting or even a dream wedding, your guests are sure to enjoy an unforgettable experience. Options include the LeBreton Gallery — a large, open space featuring one of the world’s most extensive collections of military technology — and the multifunctional Barney Danson Theatre.

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Distinction by Sodexo

Meet Chef Ian Bilodeau

A manIan Bilodeau grew up in the countryside near Québec City. Part of his childhood was spent on the family farm, where he learned to love his grandmothers’ home cooking and local produce. Eating farm-fresh eggs and drinking unpasteurized milk are some of his happiest memories.

Ian’s mother gave him a love of cooking, and he would go on to train as a sommelier at Montréal’s ITHQ (Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec). He later studied hotel management and fine cuisine, apprenticing under Chef Michael Blackie at the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata, Ontario.

As an apprentice, Ian’s career has taken him to Mexico, Vancouver and Shanghai, as well as to a number of wineries in France. In the Outaouais, he was Executive Chef at the Casino du Lac-Leamy’s five-diamond restaurant, Le Baccara.

Before joining the Distinction by Sodexo team at the Museum, Ian was Executive Chef at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, where he worked with Chef Kenton Leir. His passion for food and cooking with local products is matched only by his respect for his team, and his dedication to providing guests with exceptional dining experiences.


For all your food and beverage inquiries, please contact the Distinction by Sodexo team at 819-776-7012 or by email at

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Canadian Museum of History

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