Group Visits

Plan Your Visit

Tourism Professionals

This section is dedicated to travel trade professionals planning group and FIT visits to the War Museum.


Canada’s rich military history is showcased through artifacts, personal stories, artwork, photos and interactive presentations. Tour the extensive permanent exhibitions and expand your knowledge of the conflicts that shaped Canada, Canadians and the world. Rest and reflect in Memorial Hall. Discover the Museum’s fascinating architectural theme. And chat with a veteran to let history come alive.

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Contact our Tourism and Marketing Officer

Stephanie Fortin
Tourism and Marketing Officer


Bus Parking

Public city parking where coaches are permitted is available along Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway.

Additional free parking is available year round at the Robert Guertin Arena, located at 125 Carillon street in Gatineau, a few minutes from the Museum of History. Coaches going to the War Museum can also use the same free bus parking facilities.

Group and FIT Rates

  • Group and FIT rates and policies (Tour Operators) (until December 31, 2018) (PDF file)
  • The group rate applies to groups of 15 people or more.
  • Free admission for children under the age of three.
  • When you buy a combination including activities at the Museum of History and the War Museum, tickets are valid for three consecutive days – STARTING ON THE DAY OF THE FIRST VISIT.
  • Each combination of experiences applies to a single group. They cannot be separated and are non-transferable.
  • Adult group leaders must remain with students or children at all times.
  • Admission fees are subject to change. Taxes are not included.
  • Prices may vary for special-featured films.

Group Meals

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Information Kits


Seasonal and Tourism Brochures / Promotional Material

To order brochures, posters and promotional material, please contact our Information and Promotions Assistant.

Guided Tours

Discover Canada’s military history! Treat yourself to a guided tour with a knowledgeable and dynamic tour guide. All tours last approximately 45 minutes and cost $3.00 per person.

Museum Grand Tour
Using the stunning new building as a backdrop, this tour shows how ordinary Canadians faced extraordinary challenges. The tour includes a look at War Museum’s world-class architecture, the collection of military art and dazzling exhibition galleries. It combines personal stories with important artifacts to reveal how our military heritage has affected all Canadians.

Canadian Experience Gallery 1 – Early Wars in Canada
This tour focuses primarily on two wars fought on Canadian soil: the Battle of the Plains of Abraham and the War of 1812. Visitors will learn how early conflicts affected First Peoples, the French and the British, helping to shape the country we know today.

Canadian Experience Gallery 2 – The South African and First World Wars
This tour covers the South African War and the First World War. It includes the Battle of the Somme, the Conscription Crisis, Vimy Ridge and several works of art, and shows visitors that, although Canada’s contribution in these two overseas wars led to growing autonomy and international recognition, it was at great cost.

Canadian Experience Gallery 3 – The Second World War
This tour examines how Canada’s fight against dictatorships overseas transformed this country. It includes the Homefront, D-Day, the Italian Campaign and war in the air and on the sea.

Canadian Experience Gallery 4 – From the Cold War to the Present
This tour explores Canada’s military involvement during the Cold War and the Korean War, and profiles our peacekeeping activities to the present day – demonstrating how these commitments made Canada a respected international player.

Programs and Activities for Groups

Early-Start Breakfast and Guided Tour

From May to June, the Museums offer an “early-start” breakfast and guided tour. Groups arrive at 8 a.m. for a full American buffet-style breakfast, followed at 9 a.m. by a guided tour — all before the Museum opens to the general public.

This option is a great way to get the most out of your visit and avoid long line-ups at the Group Entrance!

Reservations are required. Please contact us for more information and to book.

Evening Activities

Looking for a fun way to spend the evening? Try pairing a buffet dinner at the Museums’ cafeteria with a dance in one of our unique and exciting venues. For more information, please contact us.

Activity Sheets

Using our educational activity sheets, students explore the Museums’ exhibition halls and galleries on their own or in small groups. It’s a great way to engage students and make learning even more fun!

Printed activity sheets are available at a cost of $1 per student or are free to download with a Teacher’s Guide. To download, click here.

Education and School Programs

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FIT Programs

If you are a Tour Operator specializing in FIT products and would like to set up an FIT contract, please contact our Tourism and Marketing Officer.

Send a request to the Tourism and Marketing Officer

Facility Rentals

The War Museum offers a wide choice of multi-purpose spaces for small or large gatherings of up to 1,200 people. Whether you are planning a banquet, reception, performance or meeting, we have breathtaking spaces that will simply wow your clients.
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Special Groups

Need help planning a special group, looking for different ideas or have special requirements?

Contact us with your needs and it will be our pleasure to assist you.

Familiarization Tours

You would like to experience the Museum for yourself or plan a site visit? Contact us for a familiarization tour. Send a request to the Tourism and Marketing Officer.

Send a request to the Tourism and Marketing Officer

Gallery of Images

To request promotional text, images or other Marketing collateral, please contact our Tourism and Marketing Officer.

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The Canadian War Museum is a proud member of the following tourism organizations.

Ottawa Tourism Tourisme Outaouais

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Ontario Signature Experiences:

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Group Admission Fees

Group rates apply to groups of 15 or more.

Taxes not included – Valid until December 31, 2018

Group Admission Fees
Adult / Senior (18 Years +) Student / Child (3 – 17)
1 Museum
(War Museum or Museum of History)
$10.50 $7.50
2 Museums
(War Museum and Museum of History)
$15 $11
1 Museum + 1 CINÉ+ Film
(Museum of History)
$15 $11
2 Museums + 1 CINÉ+ Film
(War Museum and Museum of History)
$19 $14
School Program $1 per program, per student
Guided Tour $3 per person
Activity Sheets $1 per sheet

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