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.
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.
For up to date information on road and bridge closures, please visit the Public Works website:
Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place
Ottawa ON K1A 0M8
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 Museum is located on the scenic Ottawa River Pathway; bicycle racks are available by the Museum’s Main Entrance.