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National War Memorial

Address: Elgin Street | Confederation Square, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N6, Canada
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Ranked #4 of 102 Attractions in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

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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58 helpful votes 58 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This had special importance after the October attacks, but obviously every Canadian who comes to Ottawa should take the opportunity to honour the sacrifices made to protect our freedoms. It is a beautiful monument in the centre of downtown, easy access, there are no excuses!

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Whitehorse, Canada
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59 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

...without stopping to remember at the National War Memorial. A beautiful commemoration to our nations brave, this monument is a must on any visit to Ottawa. The Tomb of the Unknown soldier allows one to reflect and the immense granite structure with the breathtaking backdrop of "the hill" and Chateau Laurier is a photographers dream. Thank you to those who... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I remember the old museum as a kid schools took us to it once a year. Once they opened the new one at Lebreton Flats I was amazed at the changes they made. I recommend everyone to visit here at least 100 times :) its great and if you actually go through everything and read it it will take a... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Outstanding monument! Take a picture with the Chateau Lauroer behind it. The war memorial bring goose bumps as you visualize what took place here only a month ago. I have seen it may time but I never get tired of visiting it.

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

I had the opportunity to visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier shortly after Cpl Nathan Cirillo was killed while on guard. It was moving to see all the flowers and poppies and messages that were left paying respect to our fallen soldier.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We arrived in Ottawa the day after the shooting and visited the War memorial before leaving. It was a very moving experience. Blessings to all who guard it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This monument is a commemoration of First and Second World Wars and the Korean War. We have just few minutes here to click click some quick snapshots and moved on. Two weeks later, the tragic killing happened right here where we have taken nice shots of the monument and the standing guards. It’s really sad to hear the news. I... More 

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