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Feel the rumble of massive engines and experience history in motion at our vehicle demonstrations.

Witness a demonstration of historical vehicles ranging from the Second World War to the modern era. Chat with drivers and volunteers, and get a closer look at these powerful machines.

Explore military technology through a display of over 100 model tanks and armoured vehicles. Meet members of the Ottawa Valley Armour Modellers Association and learn about their fascinating hobby.

Discover more about war machines by exploring our galleries and participate in family-friendly activities throughout the day!

Military Vehicle Demonstrations (North Plaza): 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Model Vehicle Display (LeBreton Gallery): 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In partnership with the Ottawa Valley Armour Modellers Association

Activities and Crafts (LeBreton Gallery): 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The schedule is subject to change without notice.

 

VEHICLES SCHEDULED FOR THE DEMONSTRATION

Please note the list is subject to change without notice.

  • Leopard Armoured Recovery Vehicle
  • M113 A2 Armoured Recovery Vehicle
  • M14 Half-Track
  • Husky Armoured Recovery Vehicle
  • Leopard C2 Tank
  • Lynx Reconnaissance Vehicle (M113 C+R)

Static Display

  • M113 A1
  • CMP Radio Van
  • Truck, Utility, 1/4 ton, 4×4, M151A2
  • Four Wheel Drive (FWD) Truck

 

Please note: every Sunday in the summer, the Sir John A MacDonald Parkway is closed to motor vehicles from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you are travelling by car to the Canadian War Museum on Sunday, September 2, please proceed North on Booth Street and make a U-Turn to access Vimy Place from southbound Booth Street.

Dates & Times
English French
Saturday, September 1, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 2, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.