New – Canada at War Against Japan, 1941–1945
Marking the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, this new online exhibition explores Canadians’ involvement in the war against Japan — including the Battle of Hong Kong, life in prisoner-of-war camps, and the forced relocation of Japanese Canadians — through key events, photographs, and eyewitness accounts.
New – Women in Service – The War Art of Molly Lamb Bobak
Explore an online exhibition of 19 works created by Molly Lamb Bobak during her time as an official war artist. Together they provide a unique perspective on the day-to-day activities and contributions of servicewomen during the Second World War.
Watch Museum Videos
Gain insights into aspects of Canada’s military history, and more.
Hundreds of objects and thousands of photos await in these curated online exhibitions. From soldiers’ mascots, to arctic convoys and possibly the oldest overdue library book in Canadian history, see Canadian military history in fascinating detail. Some highlights:
Discover Our Collections
Since its inception well over a century ago, the Canadian War Museum’s National Collection has developed into an internationally recognized compilation of approximately 500,000 military-related objects.
Search and browse the entirety of the online collection, or discover our two online collections modules:
Over the Top
Did you know? This interactive adventure is the Canadian War Museum’s most popular online experience. Discover how difficult survival in the First World War trenches could be as you make choices throughout the story. Don’t miss the teacher resources for extra exploration.
Head straight to the teacher resources in our Supply Line program. There are several easy-to-adapt lesson plans, and lots of photos and archival documents to support learning about the First and Second World War. Now might be a great time to dig a little deeper into your family history. Our research guides provide helpful hints and links to get you started online.
Catch up on Long Reads and Talks
Some of Canada’s most notable historians offer a chance to delve into Canadian military history.
See the Museum from a Distance
These video playlists will take you into the Museum and behind the scenes: