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Address: Elgin Street | Confederation Square, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N6, Canada
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Closed for Construction

I was upset this was closed for contraction as a 43 year Veteran I wanted to see this very much. The panels on the construction fence give a nice view of the history but not the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
JohnStormy01
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was upset this was closed for contraction as a 43 year Veteran I wanted to see this very much. The panels on the construction fence give a nice view of the history but not the same feeling as actually seeing it.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Being one of the places I have gone past, I find it offers nothing more than only the sight of a landmark for visitors to view.

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Thank Bill H
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to go and reflect on the sacrifices that our armed forces make for us every day. I bring my Cub Scouts here regularly. And very conveniently located, just off Parliament Hill.

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Thank Rob L
SYDNEY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just reading the script under each of the historic statues which form this memorial makes you realise how varied Canada's history has been. Tribute is made to all those who have played key roles in its development.

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Thank JUDITH R
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When the square was blocked off directly after Cpl Cirillo's death, all Ottawans felt very emotional - deep anger for his senseless and cowardly murder, and that this beautiful monument would be stained by this sad memory. It is located at the heart of our city and we see it regularly. I also attend the national ceremony of remembrance each... More 

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Thank Martha1986
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well put display of Canadian history. Interactive and thorough show of the different steps Canada took to be where it is today.

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Thank Guya909
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although currently closed due to construction, when it is open, the War Memorial is a beautiful and moving monument to those who have given their lives for Canada. A trip to the nation's capitol would not be complete without stopping here for a moment or two.

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Thank AmySilver902
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopping by on Remembrance Day is a moving experience to see all of the wreaths and poppies. The solemnity of the site is touching.

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Thank chillwills
Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site is boarded completely and under renovation/upgrading. To be completed for November 11th. Also being updated for the 150th birthday of Canada next year.

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Belle River, ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Didn't get to see it ( under construction) but just knowing that's where the tragic events occurred in 2015 made your heart sink. We were at parliament hill across the road for the sound and light show and passed it on our way back.

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