We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

National War Memorial

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Elgin Street | Confederation Square, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N6, Canada
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
$28.22*
and up
Ottawa City Tour by Land and Water
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 610 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 393
    Excellent
  • 114
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Lest we forget.

This is a beautiful and impressive memorial that encourages contemplation and reflection. You will feel the powerful energy of remembrance here.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Kyle I
Add Photo Write a Review

610 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 539: English reviews
Level Contributor
65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful and impressive memorial that encourages contemplation and reflection. You will feel the powerful energy of remembrance here.

Helpful?
Thank Kyle I
Ottawa
Level Contributor
28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located at the crossroads of the city and a short walk from Parliament Hill, the National War memorial is a just see for both locals and tourists alike. The memorial is an icon of the city, and home to the tomb of Canada's unknown soldier. If you are from out of town, save your poppy and when visiting Ottawa, leave... More 

Helpful?
Thank RWhitbread
Leamington, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

always so memorable to stand & honour our fallen - so many gave their lives for this country - remarkable sight !

Helpful?
Thank Gloria W
Level Contributor
22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Watched the ceremony when Will and Kate arrived. Waited a long time, but worth it. It was a great day to take in the scenery and events.

Helpful?
Thank Shane C
Port Dover, Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
112 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Very well done memorial. Since it is across from the parliament buildings, everyone should take in the National War Memorial.

Helpful?
Thank Larry D
Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
72 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

There really isn't any review of this that is worthwhile. It is some place every canadian who lives now should pay respects to. For the lives of our ancestors lost. And for those that lived forever changed. Be humbled by their sacrifice and thank them.

Helpful?
Thank JLC1481
Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

A must stop. Being there on Remembrace Day was one of the main reasons we were in Ottawa. To honour my father who fought for freedom in WWII in the Dutch underground. Proud to pay tribute to all those that gave given us and others a free country to live in.

Helpful?
1 Thank jack v
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

I was here during and again after the rememberance day service. During the service there were thousands of people in attendance. A very moving tribute to our vetrans. It was hard to see the main service but some large screens were available to watch closer views of the speakers. Go early 1-1.5 hours to find a prefered spot to watch... More 

Helpful?
Thank Karla M
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Different countries/cultures have different "must do" activities. I rarely miss attending a Remembrance Day ceremony but the one here is one of those "must do" events for Canadians. Not to say that the ones held in small towns and cities are less significant, but there was something a bit more awe inspiring here.

Helpful?
Thank hectop
Dundas
Level Contributor
116 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

Stopped in Ottawa for the Remembrance Day service. Great crowd and very good service. Respectful, good speakers and very touching seeing the veterans of the Second World , The Korean War, Afganistan and other confrontations over the years. The crowd was very respectful of the service. The monument was very nice and mentioned the dates of the different wars over... More 

Helpful?
Thank johnnyb2

Travelers who viewed National War Memorial also viewed

 

Been to National War Memorial? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from National War Memorial staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?