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National War Memorial

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Address: Elgin Street | Confederation Square, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N6, Canada
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Was closed for renovations!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
TripletmOm_13
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Belle River, ontario, Canada
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Belle River, ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited just after the tragic events in 2015 here. The emotional impact of this memorial is only understood by being there. Every Canadian should see this especially if coupled with a visit to the National War museum nearby.

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Thank CanJam67
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Though Canadians like to think of themselves as the originators of peacekeeping and all that was right from the late 50's to early 90's, the War Memorial stands as testament of the Wars that Canada has provided people and materiel in the fight against tyranny. Facing North, the tomb of the Unknown Soldier holds the remains of a fallen soldier... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent spot to visit any time but especially on or just after the Remembrance day when the unknown soldier tomb is covered with poppies. Note of interest: the monument is undergoing restoration now and it can not be fully appreciated.

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Thank annazram
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An interesting place to visit if you have time. There are numerous halls covering different eras of Canada's military past - we only visited a small number due to time constraints - you could easily spend 3-4 hours here.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been before and the monument itself is a stunning tribute to Canada's fallen soldiers. Currently you can't see anything as its blocked off for repairs.

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Thank RealTalk73
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As an ex British territorial soldier of 8 years I'm glad I came. Memorials and information on the campaigns the Canadian forces have been involved in. Individuals remembered with statues and information. We British need to do the same. I don't mind the covering up to renovated he main memorial as it made me look at the surrounding information. Also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

but when it's not - it's a wonderful central monument - often used for official ceremonies, but also a place for peaceful contemplation of what was does to u.

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Thank Yvonne H
Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I come to the memorial every September for the Army run, my hubby is in the army so I find it fitting to pay my respects!

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Windsor, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

It is hidden by scaffolding and a fence for renovations for the 150th anniversary next year. Would have been wonderful to see but understand the need for it look splendid

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