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Location and Directions

The Canadian War Museum is located at 1 Vimy Place, on LeBreton Flats, at the corner of Booth Street and the Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway, west of Parliament Hill. The Museum is easily accessible from downtown Ottawa by foot, bicycle, public transit or car and offers on-site parking.

Ongoing Road Closures

The Chaudière Bridge and a portion of Booth Street are currently closed for rehabilitation work. The Canadian War Museum and its parking garage remain open to the public.

Vehicles can access the Museum from the Sir John A MacDonald Parkway, both east-bound and west-bound, using Vimy Place.

Visitors may also access the museum via Northbound Booth and a left turn onto Vimy Place.

For up to date information on road and bridge closures, please visit the Public Works website:
https://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/medias-media/media-index-eng.html

Special Events

Many special events (Races, charity walks, etc) take place on the Sir John A MacDonald parkway and traffic detours may be in place. The Canadian War Museum and its parking garage remain open during all special events.

When trying to reach the Museum by car during a special event, you may encounter a detour or road closure. On-site volunteers and police will provide instructions on how to access the Museum by car.

 

ADDRESS

Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place
Ottawa ON  K1A 0M8

By Car

If you have a GPS device, enter the following data: 45.416746,-75.717028 or N45°24.999, W075°42.993, elevation 80 m
Or enter our address: 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario  K1R 1C2

By Public Transit

The Canadian War Museum is accessible by bus from Ottawa and Gatineau. To reach the Museum by bus, please use the OC Transpo or the Société de transport de l’Outaouais trip planner.

By Foot or Bicycle

The Museum is located on the scenic Ottawa River Pathway; bicycle racks are available by the Museum’s Main Entrance.

Admission Fees (Taxes not included)
Adult Senior Student Child (3-12) Family (6 pers. – Max 2 adults) Members (More info)
Museum $17 $15 $13 $11 $43 Free Buy Tickets
Special Events Varies Buy Tickets
Guided Tours $3 per person

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