About The Military Museums Calgary
The former Museum of the Regiments in Calgary was reorganised as The Military Museums and consists of the former Museum of the Regiments, Naval Museum of Alberta and an Air Force Wing. The museum showcases the triumphs and sacrifices of the Canadian Forces. The library maintained by the University of Calgary has archives documenting everything from the history of warfare to peacekeeping operations to training and weaponry.
Opened as Canada’s largest military museum, it highlights the history of regiments like Lord Strathcona’s Horse Regiment, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, and the Kings Own Calgary Regiment. The importance of Canada’s Navy during World War II is also showcased. RCAF prisoners of war’s authentic silk escape map issued to aircrew, contributions of women in RCAF, overseas operations, modern-day tasks of The Canadian Air Force (CAF) and many other exhibits are displayed in The Airforce Museum.
What to do at the Military Museums Calgary?
Things to do at Military Museums
Explore one of the best military museums in the country and see exhibits detailing the life at the helm in a Second World War wheelhouse, and during peacekeeping in today’s world.
Learn about Canadian involvement around the world. See the models, photographs and a memorial to those who lost their lives in the Korean war.
In the Naval Museum, one can view a collection of major ship weapons systems in Canada, archives, artefacts and photographs related to Canadian naval and maritime history.
Have fun at the Summer Skirmish , where you can enjoy re-enactments and demonstrations, Viking raids, medieval duels, gladiatorial combat, musketry and cannonades!
Join for Remembrance Day Ceremonies!
See the footage of day-to-day Airforce operations and exclusive films about Canadian bomber squadrons in the theatre, specially designed to look like the interior of a Hercules aircraft in the Airforce Museum.
Appreciate the huge mural mosaic in display in the front hall.
Who all can go and enjoy the Military Museums Calgary?
Everybody. Children also will like it here, as there are real military tanks and aircrafts on display.
Even if you are not a military history buff, you will enjoy this museum and it will remind us of the sacrifices and hardships our troops go through every day in their active duty. A must-visit museum.
Spend time to read and listen. Guided tours are available for a nominal fee.
The museums hold many educational programs too.Private and public functions can be held in the museum.
How to get to Military Museums Calgary ?
Military Museum Location & Directions
Located in the neighbourhood of Garrison Woods, across the street from Currie Barracks and Mount Royal College at 4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary T2T 5J4. Take Crowchild Trail to Flanders Avenue and head east.Turn right onto Amiens Road and follow the signs.
It is accessible by Car and public transport. Take 7 or 107 South Calgary, 13 Mount Royal, or 63 Lakeview Express. School bus routes near The Military Museums are available to all transit customers.
In DMS: 51° 0′ 51.9474″N,-114° 6′ 55.7532″W
In DD: 51.01443,-114.115487
How long to see Military Museums Calgary?
Military Museum Time Required to Visit – One hour to three hours.
How much to visit Military Museums Calgary?
Military Museum Admission
Seniors/Students/Youth (7 – 17) $5
Children (Under 7)/ Veteran/Serving Military Personnel: Free
EntertainmentBooklet Coupon : one complimentary admission when a second admission of equal or greater value is purchased.
When to go to Military Museums Calgary?
Military Museum Hours – Time
Monday – Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cold War Hanger | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day.
|Remembrance Period||Extended Hours:|
|Oct 28th – Nov 15th||Monday – Thurs:9:00 AM – 9:00 PM|
What about Amenities, Access & Parking at Military Museums?
Restrooms. Gift shops. Snacks and drinks are available in the vending machines located in the lounge.
Food and drink are not permitted in the galleries.
Photography permitted in most of the galleries. Service animals are allowed.
Wheel chair accessible.
Free parking available onsite.