Visiting the museum
Looking for a fun family activity or just something to do on a rainy day? Come visit the Garrison Petawawa Military Museums and learn about Petawawa's contribution to Canada's Armed Forces!
Groups are welcome and we do provide guided tours upon request. As some of the galleries are quite small, we generally recommend that tour groups be no larger than 20-25 at one time. We can also accommodate tours outside of regular hours depending on staff availability. Please Contact Us for more information or to book your group tour!
The Museums are located at 63 Colborne Rd, Garrison Petawawa. For more information call: (613) 588 – 6238.
Open Daily: Monday - Sunday, 11am - 4pm
Families $15.00, Adults $5.00, Children $3.00
The Garrison Petawawa Military Museum is home to three main artifact collections. Each of these collections come together to give our visitors an informative and entertaining overview of Garrison Petawawa and how we fit in to Canada's Armed Forces today. A visit to the museum is a great family activity for people of all ages to enjoy!
Discover how Camp Petawawa came to be and learn about many of the important events that have taken place here over the years. Wander through our unit displays and learn about their histories as well as how they are part of today's Canadian Forces.
Take a journey through the history of parachuting in Canada and learn about an exciting aspect of Canada's Armed Forces!
Canadian Guards Collection
Though the Canadian Guards were only active from 1953-1970, they have a rich and prestigious history that includes being the only regiment to call Petawawa their "Home Station".
The mission of the Canadian Forces Base Petawawa Military Museum is to collect, preserve and interpret the history of the individuals and units of the Canadian Armed Forces in Petawawa since 1905.
The Museums will serve as a positive influence in the community, broadening the scope of knowledge and understanding of the world we live in. The Museum will enhance the quality of life of our community through the delivery of activities and events that promote an understanding of the contributions and sacrifices of our military forces. The Museums are an important public relations tool of Garrison Petawawa.
Garrison Petawawa Military Museums provide a wide range of programs and services:
The Museum serves as a positive influence in the community, broadening the scope of knowledge and understanding of the world we live in. The Museum enhances the quality of life of our community through the delivery of activities and events that promote an understanding of the contributions and sacrifices of our military forces.
As an accredited DND facility, Garrison Petawawa Military Museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation, interpretation and display the history of the individuals and military units at Garrison Petawawa which have been, or currently are, stationed in Garrison Petawawa.
The Museums achieve these missions by:
Due to space constraints, similar objects currently in the museum, and other considerations, donations may be rejected.