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National War Memorial

Elgin Street | Confederation Square, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N6, Canada
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Ranked #5 of 136 attractions in Ottawa
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Traveler Description: Large war monument from the WWI era is located between and south of Parliament and the Chateau Laurier.  One of the more recognizable landmarks of... more »
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Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This memorial is a place to reflect and think about your life, the world around you and the people around you. It is free to visit and is a great place to take your friends and family as it teaches a great deal about the losses faced in the time of war. A very emotionally stimulating landmark.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

There are a couple.memorials within walking distance. Both are extraordinarily beautiful..one is in park across street from Lord Elgin. Arts gallery near by.

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fredericton
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

If you go to Ottawa, it's worth the trip to go see the National War Memorial. It only takes a few mins to walk around the memorial but it's a emotional place. I was there the day before Remeberance Day and they were playing the bag pipes and it was amazing....

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Winnipeg, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The National War Memorial was so beautiful and it such a great time to stop and reflect. The sculptures are so beautiful and so well done. They really make you think.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

That's what you need to do here, just think for a few minutes about the sacrifices people have made. There's also a little monument to service animals down in the park in front of the Lord Elgin hotel. I would love to be able to go the War Memorial on Nov. 11.

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Ottawa, Canada
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The National War Memorial, at Elgin and Wellington, is an impressive and moving statue commemorating Canada's involvement in World War 1, especially the Battle of Vimy Ridge in Flanders, when this country really became a nation in its own right. Thousands of Canadians died that day, but our troops took the ridge and this victory served as a turning point... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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52 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

It had been a long while since I had been up close to the National War Memorial. The tomb of the unknown soldier is both sobering and beautiful. To see it covered in poppies on Nov. 11th is even more poignant.

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Trenton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I went at night time and it was really nice seeing the memorial all lit up. The tomb of the unknown solider was really moving. Once again being able to go up and touch the memorial really made me proud of being canadian. I was one of the lucky one who were chosen to represent the Canadian Forces when it... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

The war memorial is situated in the heart of Ottawa and is close to the Parliament Buildings and the Ottawa Market. The memorial contains the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier. When viewing the Memorial it reminds one of what our Brave Service personnel went through to allow us to live in a safe society.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Just in front of the main memorial is the tomb of the Unknown Warrior, the location is ideal in that no traffic is too close, and the surrounding trees create an ideal atmosphere to contemplate the huge sacrifice this monument is dedicated to.

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