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National War Memorial

Elgin Street | Confederation Square, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N6, Canada
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Ranked #7 of 144 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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mississauga
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Went on a Sunday and expected a bigger crowd. I could not believe how empty of people this fine museum had. The exibits were very informative and well laid out. It was easy to lose track of time. I hope in years to come they create a few more in depth exhibits.

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Whitby, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Ihave been to Ottawa several times, but this trip was a great experience for me and the kids. Very educational for kids and infortmative for us. Canada has a great heritage. let's cherish it and preserve it.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It was a great opportunity to reflect and discuss what exactly this memorial was for and why it is in place. Though it may not be as exciting as an amusement park, its definitely a worth while thing to see and experience.

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Nestleton, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Brilliant having war veterans available throughout the museum to share their person experiences and provide historical facts. No words to describe the war vets talking to a much younger generation!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We happened to be in Ottawa on Remembrance Day, and it was a very different experience than Veteran's Day is in the US. The ceremonies are solemn but not overdone at the War Memorial. Veteran's groups sell poppies for $1, and it seems like nearly everyone has one. We stopped by the War Memorial on our way to Parliament Hill... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We brought poppies from home to place on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, who represents the more than 118,000* Canadians in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Merchant Marines who sacrificed their lives so we could live in peace and freedom. It's a must-visit site for all Canadians. There's an excellent series of interpretive panels just across Elgin St.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Moving and interesting memorial. It was also very interesting to read the biographies of those wounded and killed in battle that surround the memorial itself.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

One must visit and pay their respects to those lost in WWI, WWII and the Korean War, as well as the tomb of the unknown soldier. This serves as the site of our annual Remembrance Day service on November 11th (Armistice Day), and is a very moving place to reflect on the sacrifice that was made by those who went... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The memorial is a great piece of art, and a natural focal point. It is in good order and a tranquil place.

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is an important historical monument that is a must see. It is guarded by knowledgeable interpreters.

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