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Elgin Street | Confederation Square, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N6, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow, you won’t find a grander memorial to the men and women who gave the ultimate in the name of freedom. Watch the Changing of the Guard every hour on the hour during the day come rain or shine. Originally built to remember WWI this...More

Thank Steve-and-Andie
Reviewed 5 days ago

This memorial is a very emotional place to visit. Two military guards are on duty and you can watch the changing of the guards every hour. And of course, the tomb of the unknown soldier is there as well.

Thank Teadrinker6472
Reviewed 6 days ago

Centrally located, tasteful and informative tribute to those we too often forget. Daily changing of the guard who protect the tomb of the unknown soldier is worth the visit. Numerous statues and placards around the monument depict those who helped shape Canada s history

Thank damgr8
Reviewed 1 week ago

Time to reflect on the price of our freedom. Remembering our soldiers who paid heavily for this wonderful freedom in our country. Just in front of Château Laurier in downtown.

Thank hubsaum
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The memorial is guarded in summer and there is a ceremonial changing of the guard on the hour up till 5pm. Amazing bronze statues which are worth a closer look. Also the grave of the unknown soldier lies here.

Thank Margaret T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the history buffs - great place to see the that this country still pays attention to those that sacrificed so much for us and asked so little in return but paid the ultimate price.

Thank Grahme W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth seeing when visiting Ottawa, and stopping to consider the meaning of it. We were fortunate enough to see a changing of the guard.

Thank TedMaulDisturbs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For all of those to whom we owe our freedom, it is a very good place to remember those fallen and those still fighting.

Thank Martyne G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The monument was interesting, but it is nothing so special. It is close to Parliament Hill and Rideau Canal.

Thank Puri P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I continue, after all these years gone by, to be deeply moved by the sight of the large bronze cast statue atop the granite monument and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at its foot. The nearly silent drill of the sentries standing guard triggers...More

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