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Address: Elgin Street | Confederation Square, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N6, Canada
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Under construction Summer of 2016

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Lincoln, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was on my list of must-sees, but was surrounded by a solid plywood wall while under re-construction. About a dozen life-size statues of important military figures where outside the wall.

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Assiniboia,Saskatchewan,Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We toured here on our own for three hours and didn't cover half of it.Then we took a guided tour and the tour guide was amazing. He made it come to life for us and understand many of the horrors of war. Thisi s excellant to visit,I think it should be a must for all Canadian children as part of... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is worth walking a fair distance to reach this memorial. We traveled along Wellington to get to the Supreme Court and National Library Archives before realizing how close we were to this Confederation Square. A regular visit here on each of my previous visits has proved to be valuable. See the plaques for sure but just stop and reflect... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Any Canadian needs to take the time to see this, it is currently being cleaned for Canada day, but take 10 min of your day to see this is worth the time and short walk.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is always a highlight for anyone to attend and show respect for war veterans during this annual event.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I visit the National War Memorial every time I travel to Ottawa, and it's always a very heartfelt experience just to stand in front of it each time. There are a number of plaques located just a few steps away that tell the story of the many brave men and women who fought for our freedom, as well as the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Great place for reflection to appreciate our freedom which our fore fathers have provided top us, please take a moment to reflect

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