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Address: Elgin Street | Confederation Square, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N6, Canada
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History in it's making

Love seeing the reason why we have so much liberty. Soldier have given there lives and Canada history is well showed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Ottawa, Canada

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love seeing the reason why we have so much liberty. Soldier have given there lives and Canada history is well showed.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a meditative place, particularly since the tragic murder of a soldier (Trujillo) two years ago, right at the monument. It serves to bring home that Canada has not always been a quiet and peaceful place but has played a significant role in global conflict, notably the Second WW. I would go and think on the members of my... More 

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Thank Mel M
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I attend the November 11 memorial service held here every year and it is just as moving each time. Be sure to pay your respects at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and also look up to the statue above. Then walk around to see the statues of Canadian historical figures on the sidewalk to the east of the Memorial.

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Thank Anna C
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is definately a must see if your a veteran, part of the military family in anyway, have an interest in historial monuments, or just passing by. the mood is somber, as we have lost many of our personel in the recent conflicts and past conflicts at home and abroad. The is usually a small ceremony going on as the... More 

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Thank 407canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First went here with my brother who gave us a lot of history on the landmark(people thought he was a tour guide!) LOVE the fact that a woman is represented! NOT as an afterthought either!And being able to touch the tomb is very sobering (in the USA you cant get near their Tomb) and one day I will make it... More 

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Thank Annette B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very moving monument recognising the service and sacrifice of many throughout the years. Well worth the moment to pause and reflect.

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Florianopolis, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a really nice place to go if you are in Ottawa. The exposition is very visual and tells the whole history of the wars in Canada, from the very start.

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Thank julia g
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a Canadian who abhors the thought of war, I still have the utmost respect for those who serve in our armed forces. The National War Memorial is a wonderful place to pay your respects. In addition, it is a beautiful work of art. The soldiers do not so much march, but rather trudge through the archway, from the darkness... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

A very well done monument to stop take a minute to remember those that were lost for our freedom ---not far from the parliament grounds----

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This site has additional meaning surrounding the events of fall 2014. It's a place of quiet reflection and remembrance. I always make a point to visit when it Ottawa.

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