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“Walk around Ottawa's historic center.” 5 of 5 stars
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National War Memorial
Elgin Street | Confederation Square, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N6, Canada
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Ottawa City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Ranked #5 of 235 things to do in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Walk around Ottawa's historic center.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

This is just a walk around. Great place beside the Parliment Buildings. Park and visit both. Watch for traffic. Also adjacent to the UNESCO's Rideau River Waterway. Summer Boat trips are available

Visited October 2012
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Huntsville, Ontario
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“Very moving”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

This is a memorial that invokes a lot of emotions. A tribute to Canadian lives lost in a number of wars over the past 13 decades. Well laid out. Watch for traffic as this place is basically between busy streets near Parlaiment hill.

Visited September 2012
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“Historically Significant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

The National War Memorial is hard to miss as it is in close proximity of Parliament Hill. It is a tall granite cenotaph with bronze sculptures and serves as the federal war memorial for Canada. During my stay in Ottawa, I visited this monument on several occasions. It was originally built to commemorate World War I, and in 1982 it was rededicated to include World War II and the Korean War. In 2000 the Canadian Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was added to this monument. On my last visit to this memorial I witnessed a ceremony involving a Korean delegation, the head of which placed a wreath at the Tomb. It was a very moving ceremony.

Visited September 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Meh”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

I only visited because there was something going on there. I'd seen it before, but never spent any time at it. Won't go again.

Visited August 2012
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Great job, well done ! great day wandering the halls of the museum and all the museum were very friendly and a great help. Must return soon.

Visited November 2011
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