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The Museum is Here to Support Canadians

As more and more people are staying home to help contain the spread of COVID-19, we are here to support and engage Canadians with some of our resources during these challenging times.

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New – Telling our Story: Canada and the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe

In this 10-minute video, Dr. Tim Cook, bestselling author and Acting Director of Research at the Canadian War Museum, examines Canada’s massive effort during the Second World War. With historic images, footage and personal accounts, Dr. Cook offers his thoughts on the service, the commitment and the sacrifice of a nation fighting for one goal: victory.

New – War Museum Anniversary

Take a virtual tour of some of the most memorable moments at the Canadian War Museum in honour of our 15th anniversary on LeBreton Flats.

Explore History

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.

Educational Resources

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.

These pre-recorded World at War lectures provide unique insights.

See the Museum from a Distance

These video playlists will take you into the Museum and behind the scenes:

Also visit the Canadian Museum of History