The Military Museums in Calgary established in 1990 is a complex consisting of the Naval Museum of Alberta, the Museum of the Regimens, an Air Force Wing and a military education centre supported by the Military Museum Foundation. It demonstrates the sacrifices and triumphs of the Canadian forces and the importance and role of Canada’s Navy during the Second World War. It is the largest museum complex in Western Canada and the second-largest museum in the country. It is also home to The Military Museums Library and Archives with unique documents and The Founders’ Gallery.
There are plenty of things you can do at the Military Museums. First, you can see the exhibitions that show life at the helm of the World War II wheelhouse and during peacekeeping in the modern world. You can also learn about the role and involvement of Canada around the world. There are thousands of artifacts, models, photographs, and memorial to those Canadian soldiers who lost their lives in war.
The Naval Museum presents a vast collection of major Canadian weapon systems, artifacts, photographs, and other exhibits related to Canada’s maritime and naval history.
Moreover, every year in summer, the Military Museums hosts the Summer Skirmish. You can enjoy demonstrations and re-enactments, medieval duels, Viking raids, gladiatorial combat, cannonades, and musketry in this event. You will have a unique opportunity to see 2000 years of warfare coming to life and interact with heroes of battle dressed in spectacular period uniforms and costumes.
The Military Museums hosts over 50,000 visitors every year from both Canada and all over the world. More than 10,000 Canadian school children participate in various educational programmes and historical, community, and cultural events at the Military Museum throughout the year.