Location and Directions
Please note that there are road closures and detours around the Canadian War Museum due to ongoing construction projects. Please visit the road closures page to get more information on detours to access the Museum entrance and parking.
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, Aqua-Taxi (summer) or car and offers on-site parking.
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 80m
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. The O-Train station nearest to the Museum is Pimisi.
By Foot or Bicycle
The Museum is located on the scenic Ottawa River Pathway. Bike racks are available at the front of the Museum near the Group Entrance, along the bicycle path at the back of the Museum (next to the Café terrace) and in the parking garage.
You can get to the Museum by water, thanks to Au feel de l’eau! This eco-friendly water taxi shuttles between the Ottawa Locks jetty (downtown) and the Canadian Museum of History, with a stop at Richmond Landing (near the War Museum). Hop on board for a picturesque ride on the Ottawa River.