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National War Memorial, Ottawa

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
Visit National War Memorial, a cenotaph built to remember the sacrifice of Canadian men and women who have fought in times of war, who are fighting now, and who will fight in the future. Depicting uniformed figures passing under a granite arch, the memorial seeks not to glorify war, but to focus on the dutiful response from members of the Canadian armed forces. Officially unveiled in 1939, it was initially dedicated to those who took part in the First World War. The dedications have grown over time to include subsequent wars, with the memorial becoming a timeless symbol of honor, duty, and memory. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Ottawa holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the National War Memorial and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Sadly the memorial is under renovation -we were able to see some of it through the barriers however if you wish to see what it looks like-the original model is located in the Canadian War museum Hope ...  read more »
  • Very disappointed . No information provided in any travel vouchers that the area is closed due to construction. Many tourists including Sylvia and myself walked completely around the construction wall...  read more »
  • If you're planning to visit this you will be disappointed as it's currently undergoing a major renovation and is fenced off. You can get a limited view from behind the fencing though. Should look good...  read more »
  • They had the job of showing war and what happened and they did it right. It's not (only) for people who want to see guns and tanks. It's also for those who want to know about humanities history and what and how not to do again.
  • Didn't know what to expect. Easily need the day to go through or go back again to take it all in. Excellent museum.
  • It was under reconstruction and I could not see it when I visited. Will have to return another time to visit the memorial.
  • Great architecture and also a good place to remember our veterans.
  • Little square in the centre of Ottawa with a memorial statue. It is a good place to start to discover downtown.
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