Combining former naval and regiments museums, as well as new galleries devoted to the Canadian Air Force, The Military Museums (4520 Crowchild Trail SW, 403/974-2850, Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat.–Sun. 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m., adult $6, senior $4, child $3) opened in 2007 as Canada’s largest military museum.
Highlights include the history of four regiments—Lord Strathcona’s Horse Regiment, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, the King’s Own Calgary Regiment, and the Calgary Highlanders—and the importance of Canada’s navy, which was the Allies’ third-largest navy in 1945.
On display are three fighter aircraft that flew from the decks of aircraft carriers, as well as uniforms, models, flags, photographs, and a memorial to those who lost their lives in the Korean War.