We’re thrilled to reopen, with access to all of our exhibition spaces
The Canadian War Museum is now open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and until 8 p.m. on Thursday.
We look forward to welcoming you back with in-gallery interpretation, two special exhibitions and perennial favourites like the Canadian Experience Galleries, the Royal Canadian Legion Hall of Honour and the LeBreton Gallery. General admission for children ages 7 and under is free.
Please book your timed admission ticket online. All visitors, including Museum Members, are required to have a ticket.
Following provincial guidelines, and to ensure a safe and memorable experience for all, we are limiting the number of visitors inside the Museum through timed online ticketing. Other safety measures include masks inside the Museum (mandatory for visitors ages 5 and up, but highly recommended for ages 2 and up), signage for physical distancing and increased cleaning.
Food services are available at the Café, and parking is available at the regular rates.
For more on what to see and do at the Museum, please scroll down, or plan your visit here.
We can’t wait to see you again!
- Reopening September 2
- Gallery Interpretation
- Food Services
- Gift Shop
- Temporarily Closed / Unavailable
- More activities
Reopening September 2
All main galleries, with the exception of the Memorial Hall, are open.
For your safety, some interactive elements in the galleries are temporarily unavailable.
Canadian Experience Galleries
Radiating from a central hub, these four galleries explore the human side of Canada’s military history.
Early Wars in Canada. Photo: Canadian War Museum, CWM2012-0070-0020-Dm.
The South African and First World Wars. Photo: Canadian War Museum.
The Second World War. Photo: Canadian War Museum, CWM2012-0070-0021-Dm.
From the Cold War to the Present. Photo: Canadian War Museum, CWM2017-0022-0019-Dm.
This small gallery is dedicated to Canadian traditions of remembrance, and includes the original maquette made for the National War Memorial in Ottawa.
Royal Canadian Legion Hall of Honour. Photo: Canadian War Museum, CWM2019-0032-0031-Dm.
Featuring military hardware — from tanks and artillery to a fighter jet — this gallery explores the equipment used by Canadian soldiers, from the First World War to 21st-century conflicts.
LeBreton Gallery. Photo: Canadian War Museum, CWM2012-0032-0003-Dm.
Lined with large maquettes of the statues adorning the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France, this space also offers a unique view of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill.
Regeneration Hall. Photo: Canadian War Museum, CWM2012-0055-0015-Dm.
North Corridor and Portrait Wall
These two spaces present small special exhibitions featuring art, photography and stories from Canadian and world military history.
Philip Cheung. Rangers John and Steven Ukuqtunnuaq and Simon Tucktoo, King William Island, 2017. Collection of the artist.
The Allied Armada. Photo: Canadian War Museum, 20150216-004_6a.
Throughout the Museum’s exhibition spaces, our friendly program interpreters are on hand to enhance your visit with stories and information about certain exhibitions. A different theme is covered in each gallery.
Gallery 1: General Brock’s Tunic and Battlefield Medicine
Gallery 2: The Trench Experience
Gallery 3: Second World War Medals
Gallery 4: Surviving an Improvised Explosive Device Attack
LeBreton Gallery: Spotlight on Military Technology
Note: Gallery interpretations are subject to staff availability, and not all themes are available at all times.
The Café is open Wednesday through Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and until 7 p.m. on Thursday.
The Gift Shop is open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and until 8 p.m. on Thursday. You can also shop online.
Temporarily Closed / Unavailable
Guided tours will not be offered in September.
On-site school programs will not be offered this fall.