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World Press Photo Exhibition 2018
Until August 12
Barney Danson Theatre

World Press Photo is a photo exhibition that inspires an understanding of the world through creative and quality photojournalism. This year, the exhibition contains 161 photographs that represent images of everyday life and headline news, including those captured during recent and ongoing conflicts. The photographs build upon the Museum’s own exhibitions about post−Cold War conflict, and underline how these events continue to shape the world.
This exhibition is developed and circulated by World Press Photo and is presented at the Canadian War Museum in partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The World Press Photo Foundation receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon.

Until September 3
Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae Gallery

Body armour is far more than protection. Across time and cultures, the highest-quality armour has always been a combination of art, technology and personality. Centring on the exceptional Renaissance arms and armour collection of the Museo Stibbert in Florence, Italy, and enhanced with modern examples, this exhibition highlights many facets of armour — on the battlefield, and as sports equipment, status symbol and pop-culture fantasy.
An exhibition developed by Contemporanea Progetti in collaboration with the Museo Stibbert (Florence, Italy) and the Canadian War Museum.

Ready to Serve – Canadian Panoramic Photographs of the First World War
Until September 16

Over one hundred years ago, more than 620,000 Canadians left behind their civilian lives and loved ones to serve in the First World War. Ready to Serve, an exhibition featuring 12 images of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, highlights their service, sacrifice and legacy.

Royal Canadian Legion Poster and Literary Contest Winners 2018

Until June 15, 2019
Group Entrance

Each year, students across the country submit artwork, poetry and essays to the Royal Canadian Legion’s Annual Poster and Literary Contest. The Canadian War Museum proudly exhibits the winning entries. This year, there are eight winning posters and two literary pieces.


Hands-on Heraldry
August 1 to 31
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae Gallery

Get a lesson in heraldry, and create your own coat of arms with symbols that tell the world who you are, your personal history and your values. Learn how heraldry began as a way for knights to identify themselves on medieval battlefields, and how it now influences modern military insignia.

Knights at Night – Outdoor Film 
Thursday, August 2
8:30 p.m.
North Plaza
Inflatable couches will be available to rent for $5

Make a “knight” of it! After visiting the Armour exhibition (free admission from 5 to 8 p.m.), join us for a free outdoor movie featuring, Les visiteurs (in French), which features  your favourite knights.
Organized in partnership with Capital Pop-Up Cinema. In case of rain, the screening will be moved inside the Museum.

Lecture: Canada at War, 1918
Wednesday, August 8
7:30 p.m.
LeBreton Gallery
Tickets: $10; $7 for students, seniors and Members

J. L. Granatstein and Tim Cook, two of Canada’s most respected military historians, share their insights into the final months of the First World War from the perspective of Canadians fighting overseas and facing challenges on the home front. This double feature will be followed by a moderated discussion with Granatstein and Cook, co-curators of an upcoming exhibition about the Hundred Days campaign.
Presented in conjunction with the World at War – International Speaker Series, an annual series of academic events, presented by the Canadian War Museum.

Musical Day Camps
Starting July 30
Sonart is offering a musical day camp in partnership with the Canadian War Museum. This bilingual camp, for children ages 5 to 12, includes music workshops, games, sports and Museum activities.
In 2018, summer camps will be offered the following weeks:
July 30 to August 3
August 7 to 10 (4-day camp)
August 13 to 17
August 20 to 24
Information and registration:

1-844-383-CAMP | info@sonartdaycamp.com

Art and Seek
Until September 3
Daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursdays until 7 p.m.
Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae Gallery

Challenge yourself and your family to match a series of objects to paintings in our Armour exhibition. See how many of the special items you can find in this fun game combining art, armour and exploration.

Suit Up!
Until September 3
Daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursdays until 7 p.m.
Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae Gallery

Be a hero — or at least look and feel like one. Dress up as a knight from the Renaissance, try on Wonder Woman’s arm braces and test out Captain America’s virtually indestructible vibranium shield, as you visit our amazing Armour exhibition.

Unless otherwise indicated, all activities are free with Museum admission.