National War Memorial

National War Memorial, Ottawa

National War Memorial
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Gab D
Quebec City, Canada5 contributions
A beautiful sight to commemorate lost lives
Aug 2021
This monument is a beautiful way to commemorate those who sadly lost their lives while fighting for their country, it really is a sight to see and I would strongly reccomend taking some time to admire it close by.
Written August 30, 2021
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Ron R
Pointe Claire, Canada6 contributions
History at its best!
Aug 2021
A must see for all Canadians! We had planned to be there for the changing of the guard and lucky to be there on time. Reminds us of all the sacrifices that have been made.
Written August 11, 2021
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JoanneJohn2005
Calgary, Canada217 contributions
Honour those who sacrificed.
Aug 2021
The National War Memorial is a must see stop on your visit to Ottawa. There is a military ceremony every hour on the hour from 9 to 5 where the soldiers march in and out and do a short ceremony before taking there post in the guard house. The soldiers come from various military units around Canada for a two week rotation. The soldiers have liaison staff with them to answer questions and take photos. It is about a block east of parliment hill on Elgin street and Wellington intersections.
Written August 11, 2021
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Wendy
6 contributions
No serenity
Apr 2021 • Family
The place screams for quietness. The place is a noise pollution nightmare. Have noise by cars lessen to pay solemn respect.
Written May 18, 2021
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Jack M
Calgary, Canada174 contributions
Went to see and fell what it took to get to here.
Oct 2020
This exhibit showed we are not meek when the need are to protect and keep Canada safe.It is for all to admire and keep your proud face on.
Written October 8, 2020
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Happy traveller
Ontario, Canada87 contributions
A fitting tribute to our fallen heroes
Oct 2020
There were two guards posted on duty when I arrived. It's a beautiful sculpture and inclusive of all who served, men and women. I would recommend that you take a few moments to see this monument and reflect oupon those who sacrificed so much for the freedoms we enjoy today.
Written October 4, 2020
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NurseMP
Burlington, Canada150 contributions
Brings the reality of war home
Aug 2020 • Family
We went in the evening when the crowds were low and the lights were on to see the war memorial. It was sobering and gave us an opportunity to teach our rent a kid about Canadian war history. It brought it all home for us.

The tomb of the unknown soldier made us teary. We had to google the story behind it which made it all more real. Definitely worth a stop!
Written August 30, 2020
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Bob S
Batavia, IL791 contributions
Well done tribute with interesting reading available
Jul 2020
Easy to get to. Walking distance from most hotels. It is very humbling to see the memorial of the wars Canada has fought in.
Written July 28, 2020
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toddlerpants
Droitwich, UK982 contributions
A grand granite monument
Aug 2019
This towering granite memorial is between Parliament Hill to the west and the Château Laurier hotel to the east and in Confederation Square. The tomb of the unknown soldier lies in front of the memorial and if you get there at the right times you may see the changing of the guard.
You could almost be in England it is so like that.
Written July 10, 2020
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,030 contributions
We should never forget the horrors of war
Sep 2019
Beautiful granite memorial monument with bronze sculptures. Ironically dedicated in May 1939, to the Canadians who died in the First World War. A few months later, WWII would officially begin (September 1, 1939).
Written June 28, 2020
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