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Ottawa: Remember November

Ottawa

Ottawa: Remember November

Ottawa

Tour Snapshot

Destination: OttawaType: EducationalSubject: History

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Being in Ottawa for Remembrance Day and its ceremonies will highlight the contributions and sacrifices of the men and women who have served Canada in times of war and peace. This tour reinforces to students the value of our freedom and leaves them with a deep sense of Canadian pride.+

Highlights

  • Visit the Canadian War Museum
  • Candlelight Tribute at Beechwood Military Cemetery
  • Remembrance Day Ceremony
  • Guided Tour at Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum
  • SAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1

Board your motor coach and depart

Visit the Canadian War Museum

This stunning structure on the banks of the Ottawa River houses the largest military history collection in Canada and spans the period from The Seven Years' War to the present.
 

Candlelight Tribute at Beechwood Military Cemetery

Candlelight ceremonies began in the Netherlands to show thanks and to honour those who liberated the country and its people from German occupation during the Second World War.  Similar tributes take place across Canada in both public and private cemeteries.  At dusk, your own candlelight tribute will be arranged in the "Field of Honour" at the Beechwood Military Cemetery to commemorate the story of your soldiers and the research your students have completed.
 

The Byward Market

Historic Walking Tour of Ottawa

Walk through Ottawa's history with your Tour Leader. You will be captivated by the stories and legends told by your Tour Leader highlighting Ottawa's rich history as our Nation's Capital. Stops will be made at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the National War Memorial.
 

Night Security

Day 2

Full Breakfast

Remembrance Day Ceremony

By virtue of its location in the nation’s capital, Beechwood Cemetery serves as a focal point for national memorial events such as Remembrance Day. The ceremony will honour all Canadian Forces members interred at the cemetery, and all of those who have fallen in the service of Canada. A marching contingent of Canadian Forces members, veterans, and RCMP personnel, the firing of a Howitzer Gun to mark the beginning and the end of the two minutes of silence, and the laying of wreaths. Note:  Groups should aim to arrive at 10:00am.  The Ceremony begins at approximately 10:45am and ends around noon.
 

Rideau Centre

Guided Tour at Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum

Not merely an underground engineering wonder designed to protect Canadian leaders in the event of nuclear attack, it is a focal point of Canadian involvement in the Cold War.
 

Board your motor coach and depart for home

Day 1

Board your motor coach and depart

Visit the Canadian War Museum

This stunning structure on the banks of the Ottawa River houses the largest military history collection in Canada and spans the period from The Seven Years' War to the present. 

The Byward Market

Candlelight Tribute at Beechwood Military Cemetery

Candlelight ceremonies began in the Netherlands to show thanks and to honour those who liberated the country and its people from German occupation during the Second World War. Similar tributes take place across Canada in both public and private cemeteries. At dusk, your own candlelight tribute will be arranged in the "Field of Honour" at the Beechwood Military Cemetery to commemorate the story of your soldiers and the research your students have completed. 

Night Security

Day 2

Full Breakfast

Canada's Remembrance Day Ceremony

The group will find a place at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the National War Memorial: the site of solmn proceedings of Canada's Remembrance Day Ceremony. 

Lunch at Rideau Centre

Historic Walking Tour of Ottawa

Walk through Ottawa's history with your Tour Leader. You will be captivated by the stories and legends told by your Tour Leader highlighting Ottawa's rich history as our Nation's Capital. Stops will be made at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the National War Memorial. 

Sussex Drive Coach Tour

Drive along Sussex Drive, as your Tour Leader comments on points of interest including the residences of the Prime Minister and Governor General. 

Guided Tour at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum

Housing an internationally recognized collection of over 100 historic aircrafts from early bush planes to modern combat aircrafts, the museum illustrates the role of aviation in the shaping of our nation. 

Dinner

Diefenbunker, Canada’s Cold War Museum, guided tour and "Cold War Cinema"

This guided tour highlights that this underground engineering wonder designed to protect Canadian leaders in the event of nuclear attack, is a focal point of Canadian involvement in the Cold War. For the full Dr. Strangelove experience, include a Cold War-themed film inside the bunker.

Night Security

Day 3

Full Breakfast

Parliament Hill Centre Block Tour

Situated on a cliff overlooking the Ottawa River, the Parliament Buildings are historical monuments, architectural treasures, and an important national symbol cherished by all Canadians.  It is within the walls of these buildings that Senators and Members of Parliament debate the important issues of the day, and make our nation's laws.

Guided Tour at the Supreme Court of Canada

The Supreme Court of Canada has been Canada's highest court of appeal since 1949.  This tour will familiarize you with the Canadian judicial system and how the decisions made by the Supreme Court Justices affect all Canadians. NOTE: The mock trial is subject to availability and is not guaranteed.

The Byward Market

Board your motor coach and depart for home

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