OTTAWA’S MASSIVE ‘CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM’ IS WORTH A LENGTHY VISIT

Located at 1 Vimy Place in LeBreton Flats, the Canadian War Museum will take at least a day to visit. It’s stocked with Canada’s vast collection of military history.Among the exhibits – models for Canada’s Vimy Ridge Monument in France. 2,500 pieces of war art, audio-visual displays, naval guns, multiple tanks, motorcycles and aircraft. Within the Museum’s walls – the Military History Research Centre and a collection of about 500,000 artifacts, including uniforms, medals, weapons, military vehicles and artillery.  The original CWM was founded in 1880; the new one opened in May/2005. Architects – Raymond Moriyama and Teshima.

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