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National War Memorial

Elgin Street | Confederation Square, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N6, Canada
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Ranked #9 of 145 Attractions in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Traveler Description: Located at the intersection of Wellington St. and Elgin St. just a few steps from Parliament Hill, this large granite and bronze war monument... more »
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Ottawa, Canada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The National War Memorial on Confederation Square in central Ottawa is the site of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This is a consecrated site and the unknown Soldier was a Canadian who died during the battle of Vimy Ridge during the First World War. Proper respect is asked of visitors at all times and a Canadian Military Guard of... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A lovely memorial to our soldiers who have given so much for this country. Changing of the guard was special to witness.

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Pickering, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Interesting to view. Soldiers were marching on occasion, and there was a "supervisor" there to whom we asked questions. He was patient and answered in detail. I'm glad we visited.

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Ottawa, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Definitely worth a stop on a trip through parliament and the downtown, a little more low key than I would have expected though. To compare the monument to other countries it seems like a glorified version of what you would see in most small towns in Canada. Allow 10-15 minutes and include as part of a visit to other sites... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

A beautiful memorial with soldiers parading in front of the tomb of the unknown soldier . Well kept.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The National War Memorial is a treasure and I am impressed that it has remained relatively unchanged and so well preserved in the midst of so much growth in the Ottawa City Core.

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CHARLESTOWN, RI
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We got to see it on our Walking Tour and saw the changing of the guards. Reminded us or Arlington Cemetery in D.C. Definitely worth seeing.

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Nice, cool if a little bit full on statue at Elgin/Wellington. Parliament to the left, flash hotel to the right, not a bad photo with a wide-anglr lens...

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great layout, vey spacious , visuals and explanations of the historical events. Very informative and interesting historical exhibits and the re-creations of some events and places are creative and very real...

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Haliburton ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I was so moved by this incredible monument as there are two armed soldiers standing over the site standing at attention. it was such an expression of respect and also so sad to see what war does...

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