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National War Memorial

Address: Elgin Street | Confederation Square, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N6, Canada
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Ottawa City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
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Ranked #4 of 119 Attractions in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Kitchener, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We wanted to pass by the cenotaph to honour the soldier who was shot and killed during the events of late last year. It was sobering and very moving... it made for a weepy drive across the bridge to Hull.

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canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This was a must see on our trip and we weren't' disappointed. Full of history and you can easily spend a full day here. Highly recommended.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

If you are ever in Ottawa make sure you check out this monument when you visit the parliment. Such a great attraction!

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

After the tragedy it gives us even more reason to go and give our respects to those who have fought for our freedom. I recommend everyone go and pay their respects.

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toronto
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Very close to the Parliament Builings on Rideau, it is easy to walk over and view this monument . It is impressive and reminds one of the part Canada played in the world wars. As well, in view of the recent terrorist attack on this site, this small piece of Canadian history has even more meaning.

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Withcott
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Ensure you visit the War Memorial whilst you are in Ottawa. When we arrived we heard a bag piper and wondered what was going on...To our surprise it was a ceremony on the changing of the guards who guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This apparently happens every hour (during the day time). We saw this only a few... More 

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Hertfordshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is among the most beautifully crafted monuments to the war dead I have ever seen. Originally built in around 1940 to commemorate Canadians who died in the 1914-18 World War I, it is now dedicated to all those who died in subsequent conflicts too. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier here was only added in the year 2000. The... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Only time we can go and visit is at night just to see the place. Makes you feel sad just looking at it and my group was so quiet just remembering what happened in this place. We enjoyed it as Christmas lights makes it shine more.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

One needs to take the time and think about the scarifies that those have paid for our freedom. Freedom is not free it comes with a very high price tag for some and to these we must be very grateful.

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Rescue, Ca.
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Gives me goosebumps everytime I visit this memorial. My Grandfather on my Mom's side was a tank driver in the Second World War and was wounded in France in 1941. He lived to the ripe old age of 96. I think of him and all the others who have served when I see this.

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