In mid-October, I paid a visit to the Canadian War Museum, which tells the story of Canadian military history, both in North America and on the world stage. With Covid being at large, I thought that it might be best to get in a visit before Remembrance Day, and present my visit now.
The Museum moved its collection to its current location in the Lebreton Flats area, west of the downtown core, in 2005. The architecture suits its subject, looking like a massive bunker or plane. Its entire structure has two focal points. Regeneration Hall, which is the large spiked structure at right, points directly at Parliament Hill. Memorial Hall, which was closed during my visit because of Covid restrictions, is the other focal point; the Museum was laid out so that on November 11th each year, at 11 in the morning, sunshine illuminates the only exhibit inside: the tombstone of the Unknown Soldier.