Canadian War Museum
The Canadian War Museum is Canada’s national museum of military history. The Museum’s collections are among the finest military holdings in the world, including rare vehicles, artillery, uniforms, medals, personal memoirs, and more. In total, the collection comprises more than 3 million artifacts, specimens, works of art, written documents and sound and visual recordings.
The museum is located on LeBreton Flats and sits on land that once held houses, rail yards, flour mills, sawmills and other industries that were destroyed by a fire in 1900. It opened at this location on May 8, 2005. Its opening marked the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe (V-E Day) and the 125th anniversary of the Museum itself. Since its opening in 2005, the Museum has welcomed approximately 500,000 visitors every year.