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The tomb is located directly in front of the National War Memorial.

On May 16, 2000 the remains were exhumed from his grave near Vimy Ridge and on May 25, 2000, the remains of an unknown soldier were were flown to Ottawa where he layed in state for 3 days. On May 28th, the remains were interred in the granite tomb in front of the National War Memorial.

From Ottawakiosk.com:

"From that point on, the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier will become a focal point of commemoration for all memorial events at the National War Memorial. It will be a memorial in Canada for Canadians. The Tomb will be a fitting way to honour the sacrifices on which our freedoms were built. "


This photo was taken after the Remembrance Day ceremony, November 11, 2004 as people placed their poppies upon the tomb.

Directions: Confederation Square, corner of Elgin and Wellington Streets in between Parliament Hill and the Chateau Laurier
Phone: (613) 992-7468

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  • Updated Jan 19, 2005
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