"Informative Guide" National War Memorial Tip by apbeaches

National War Memorial, Ottawa: 15 reviews and 34 photos

We enjoyed the hourly changing on the guard at the War Memorial. Guides were present that shared a lot of information about this monument. We were told that the tomb of the unknown solider contains soil from all provinces in Canada. Symbols of Canada were above the tomb. World War I, II and Korea were identified. 22 soldiers representing branches of the military were cast in bronze. The monument above the arch symbolizes peace and freedom.

Address: Elgin Street leads to the monument
Directions: Confederation Square, corner of Elgin and Wellington Streets in between Parliament Hill and the Chateau Laurier
Phone: (613) 992-7468
Website: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canada/national

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  • Written Aug 13, 2009
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