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Confederation Square

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Address: Elgin and Wellington, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5W1, Canada
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Nice Square near the War Memorial

The Confederation Square has a great view of the Rideau Canal and has bronze plaques for each of the Provinces and Territories. Very nice on a sunny day, but the wind can be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Confederation Square has a great view of the Rideau Canal and has bronze plaques for each of the Provinces and Territories. Very nice on a sunny day, but the wind can be strong especially in the winter.

Thank ballyga
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking by, it's worth the stop, but it's just that...whilst walking by. It's a little park with cool things in it to sit and read, chat, walk whatever. Do it, you won't regret it.

Thank Paul_from_Ottawa
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

My children and I were downtown for the day. Packed a lunch and ate at Confederation Square. What a great parc in the middle of the city. Large trees, beautiful water fountain, lots of fun. It's a definate place to stop and take in nature, throw a couple of coins in the fountain and enjoy some quiet time.

Thank TheMrsCC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The park was near the canal but there weren't a lot of people in the park. Lots of benches and grassy areas to relax and have a picnic away from the busy area.

Thank BiniTravels
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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175 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Its a nice park located fairly close to Parliament and downtown. We were walking to dinner on Elgin street when we stumbled across Confederation Square. Its a nice place to come and reflect but also learn about native history.

Thank Byron D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Confederation Square is tucked in between the National Arts Centre, and the War Memorial. We were walking over to Sparks Street Mall and spotted the memorial for First Nations Veterans. Should you be visiting the War Memorial, we recommend that you walk down Elgin Street, and remember the people who were in Canada first, and who fought along side their... More 

Thank SarahMLToronto
Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This little park is close to the National Arts Centre. During daylight hours, it's a pleasant place to be in with a number of interpretative plaques and a welcome fountain. A popular brown bag lunch with downtown office workers. I do not advise going through the park after dark except when it is being used as a festival or concert... More 

Thank Anya252
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This park is sought of the National War Memorial. It has green space is is often used for event concerts.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We visited during Winterlude 2014. We stayed at the Ottawa Sheraton hotel, so wasn't a great distance to walk for festivities. We went over during the day and it was packed full of people, we couldn't get close to see the sculptures or the carving events going on. We toured the rest of the city and came back at night... More 

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Orangeville, ON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Beautiful Ice Sculptures at this park during the Winterlude! If you go through at night, all the lights are on and the place is absolutely magical.

Thank Melissa B

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