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National War Memorial

National War Memorial
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Type of Attraction
Buildings & Monuments
Interests That Apply
Photography, History, Politics
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: Limited
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Mobility Obstacles: Busy/High traffic
Water/Drinks: NOT available at this attraction or nearby.
Eating: This is NOT a good place to get a meal or snack.
Restrooms: Not Available
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National War Memorial

Powerful War Monument

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Address: Phone:
Confederation Square
(Elgin & Wellington Sts)
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N6
+1 613 992 7468 / +1 613 992 7470


Fresh flowers often grace the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, an unnamed Canadian victim of the First World War. Towering above are 22 figures frozen in bronze as they rush forward into battle. Nurses, pilots, soldiers and sailors all represent tales of self-sacrifice and courage. Though prominently located in the busy downtown core, this triangle of space becomes the centre of attention every November 11 at 11am, when the country marks Remembrance Day in honour of the men and women who paid the ultimate price for freedom.

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Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hrs
Visit Time: 30min-1hr
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free


Outdoor with little or no covering.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Best Modes of Transportation: Walking
Parking Availability: Limited
Average Price per Hour: $5-$10
Parking Safety: Safe
Notes: No parking is available at the site itself. The closest lot is the garage at the National Arts Centre.

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