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Elgin Street | Confederation Square, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N6, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped here to observe the changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This is done hourly on the hour. Very moving to watch.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank P F B
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an impressive memorial, and it is clearly guarded with affection and reverence. Set overlooking the canal it is a real focal point in the city and the hourly guard changing is simple yet moving and carried out with precision.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Topkoppite
Reviewed 1 week ago

A piece of Canadian history can be visited day and night to pay respect to Canadians who fought for our country.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 278mackay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit, a fabulous memorial to those who gave their lives in the two World Wars. this is situated in a busy area of Ottawa but there is an atmosphere of complete serenity. Having visited the Canadian World War1 Cemetry in France last...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Hugh F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an important memorial that you should visit while in Ottawa. The tomb of the unknown soldier is respectfully protected by soldiers on guard. Many people don't know the meaning of the actual statue with soldiers pulling a field artillery gun through the archway....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank RIT17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this war memorial while staying in Ottawa and it gives the sense of the ultimate sacrifice that was given during war. Really iconic

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 10 September 2019

Situated close to Parliament Hill two gurds are in attendance at all times.A piping in of the changing of the guard takes place regularly.The Dead are never forgotten

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Chloedog1
Reviewed 9 September 2019

I had seen photo's and video of this monument before but seeing it in person took my breath away. It is a true work of art, and extremely moving to be there in person.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank blair_reddeer
Reviewed 6 September 2019

Lived in Ottawa most of my life, and I never tire of seeing this monument. The tomb of the unknown soldier alone is breathtaking. As a veteran I believe this is one of the most remarkable monuments that is dedicated to our military personnel past,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank stephenjolicoeur
Reviewed 1 September 2019 via mobile

The best monument in Ottawa. Take a few minutes and take it in. It is a national symbol. Thank a vet.

Date of experience: August 2019
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