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, National War Memorial becomes the center of attention every November 11 at 11a, when the country marks Remembrance Day in honor of the men and women who paid the ultimate price for freedom.
Christ Church Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in Ottawa since 1832. The church strives to teach the community the values of concern for others and how to nurture faith and grow spiritually. Volunteers can become a part of the various active groups like the Altar Guild, Church School and Cathedral Youth and serve the Cathedral's visionary purposes. Their musical ministry propagates sacred music and the newly purchased organ, the Rodgers Trillium 958 is perfect for the choir.
One of the oldest English speaking Roman Catholic churches in Ottawa, the St. Patrick's Basilica was established in 1855. The current church building was built in 1869 and was designed by architect Augustus Laver. The Gothic Revival structure is an architectural wonder with a beautifully carved ceiling, an elevated marble pulpit, stained glass windows, World War memorials, a vintage pipe organ and a seating capacity of 1000.
Established in 1873, Beechwood Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in the country, and one of the largest in Ottawa. Spread across 64.7 hectares (160 acres), Beechwood Cemetery has graves belonging to numerous Canadians, from war heroes to a regular citizen. In 2009 this cemetery was deemed National Cemetery of Canada by the parliament. It also boasts of two more designations: Royal Canadian Mounted Police National Memorial Cemetery and National Military Cemetery of Canada.
Located across from Ottawa City Hall on Sussex Drive, these pretty falls mark the end of the Rideau River's journey from the St. Lawerence River. Although not as spectacular as Hog's Back Falls, the Rideau Falls are still picturesque in their own right, especially when they are shimmering lit up at night. The falls are located in Rideau Falls Park, within walking distance of 24 Sussex Drive and Rideau Hall.
The Centretown United Church is known for preaching the teachings of Jesus Christ. They pride themselves as being a very chilled out congregation where anyone is welcome. They have events held there sometimes, where they spread the love of Jesus Christ and gather everyone together as a whole.
Ottawa's Capital Information Kiosk is truly an interactive experience: computer terminals with touch screens allow visitors to create a "do it yourself" itinerary in moments. An architectural model of the capital city and surrounding area dominates the interior; by pressing buttons around the model, selected capital region attractions light up. And, of course, a friendly bilingual staff is available to answer all your travel queries. The gift shop, with high-quality souvenirs, is also worth a visit. Take time to examine the floral emblems of Canada near the wooden benches in front of the building.
The Valiants Memorial is built in memory of fourteen significant contributors to Canada's military history. The monument is located in Ottawa, Ontario and comprises of life-sized busts and statues of heroes of five major wars- the French Regime, the American Civil War, the War of 1812, World War I and World War II. The monument was designed by John McEwen and Marlene Hilton Moore and was unveiled in 2006.
The National Aboriginal Veterans Monument is built in memory of all those of Aboriginal origin who have aided the country during war and peacekeeping efforts since World War I. Located in Ottawa, Ontario, the monument was created by Lloyd Pinay, a First Nation inhabitant. The bronze monument was erected on a marble platform and features a golden eagle, representing the Creator, four men facing four directions and four animals, signifying spirit guides. The symbolism behind the monument is indeed very interesting.
Based on the Presbyterian religion, the Knox Presbyterian of Ottawa has been named after John Knox, who found the religion in Scotland. This church aims to bring together children, adults as well as senior citizens together for sharing love and learning about Lord Jesus Christ. The church has an event space where all its events are held and is available for hire.
Located inside the Cartier Square Drill Hall on Queen Elizabeth Drive, the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum is dedicated to the services of the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (Duke of Edinburgh’s Own). Displaying a collection of uniforms, medals, weaponries, war mementos, photographs, books, and other archives, the museum traces the history of the regiment and preserves its heritage.