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Address: Elgin Street | Confederation Square, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N6, Canada
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This is an important site, and not just because of October 2014

It is a good beautiful monument, and you can give your best to our unknown soldier. It is location of great importance.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

It is a good beautiful monument, and you can give your best to our unknown soldier. It is location of great importance.

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Nova Sotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This site has a totally different feel to it after the tragic event that transpired here -changed all Canadians. It is a place to visit to be still with your thoughts and honour those that have laid down their lives for our and others freedom. A must see.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

The honour guards will be returning after an agreement with the Ottawa police to protect them, following the shocking murder of a guard last year while he stood over the tomb of the unknown soldier. This is a special place for all Canadians and is a worthwhile stop for any visitors to the city.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Deep in the heart of the downtown core, and steps from the Parliament buildings. We often stop here and spend a few minutes in silent reflection of the mostly young lives that were sacrificed in order that we may continue to enjoy the best standard of living on this planet. Personally, as a thirty-eight year Royal Canadian Navy veteran, I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is a good and interesting memorial and certainly worth a visit to pay respects, especially for anyone in the military! It is also the location of the Tomb of Canada's Unknown Soldier who was brought back from France. It has several different parts to the tomb and these are explained on either side of the stone area. These are... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

In memory of our fallen comrades. Always a place I make an effort to see when in Ottawa to pay my respects. Uniformed military members stand guard from spring to fall.

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Pembroke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I noticed that there are a few other reviewers who may have gotten the War Memorial confused with the War Museum - just to clarify, it isn't a museum, but a very humbling statue paying tribute to our fallen soldiers, veterans and those currently serving our country. I hadn't been to the War Memorial since the tragedy here earlier in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

One of the main area to discover while ur in Ottawa if you are not sure where to go. U can say An important attraction or a place where you can feel Ottawa. A place where you can see the past history while standing.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Had a behind the scenes tour and then walked around the museum. Great set up, well organized and good value

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This museum had great displays. Also the staff was friendly and helpful. Parking was resonable. Nice place for kids of all ages

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