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Address: Elgin Street | Confederation Square, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N6, Canada
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Chilling. Peaceful. Good place to collect your thoughts and wish all who served for US our well wishes and gratefulness.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Chilling. Peaceful. Good place to collect your thoughts and wish all who served for US our well wishes and gratefulness.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful all times of the year, but always special on Remembrance Day. My family and I like to watch the live coverage of Remembrance Day on CTV, then head down later to the cenotaph (National War Memorial) to place our poppies when the crowds clear a bit. It's always beautifully taken care of, and stands as a wonderful tribute to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Very moving. Was lovely to experience the changing of the guards and the bagpipes playing. Even the children enjoyed sitting to just look.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Arrived just as the guard was changing and heared the bag pipes. Always amazes me the fact that you get military tourists who visit in their whites which makes it more impressive.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth checking out for its historical significance. It is close to the parliament. There was a guide who answered out questions so was very helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We watched, impressed and humbled by these dedicated and very impressive individuals. They stand guard with such a sense of purpose that one can not help saying "I AM CANADIAN"

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The tall granite arch with bronze sculptures of soldiers in the heart of Ottawa is a must see in the capital. Don't miss the change of the guard on Sundays morning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We wanted to see this monument out of respect for the guard shot down in 2014. Proud to see the guards protecting this monument and the police protecting the guards. Also great to see the Heritage workers walking around to engage visitors and talk about the history behind the monument and the city. Definitely stop here when exploring Parliament.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A moving experience. Come late in the afternoon {around 5) to see the guard leaving. The monument is very elegant and powerful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Even without the recent tragety which took place at this site, it is a touching memorial to those who made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of those who were saved from tyranny by their actions. The artistry of the memorial is breathtaking and the symbolism gut wrenching. It stands as a Canadian icon.

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