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Famous Five Monument

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Address: 1 Wellington Street | Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Life-like and so worth seeing.

Steps from the Chateau Laurier Hotel, the statues are stunning. So detailed and life-like, even the details on these pieces are amazing. An absolute must see and easy to find.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Niagara Falls, Ontario
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Niagara Falls, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Steps from the Chateau Laurier Hotel, the statues are stunning. So detailed and life-like, even the details on these pieces are amazing. An absolute must see and easy to find.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous full size statues of the 5 women who fought for the right of vote for all women in Canada. This is one of the most photographed monuments of the city.

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a tribute to the five Albertan women that asked that women to be included as persons in the British North America Act of 1867. The positive answer came back long after in 1929 but their doings weren't in vain.

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Hunter Valley, NSW
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We stumbled across these group of statues quite by accident but it was very interesting to find out about the history of the group & to take some photos. Well worth a look.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Barbara Paterson's sculpture of the Famous Five stands proudly on Ottawa's Parliament Hill. It is a monument to the five Alberta women (Emily Murphy, Irene Parlby, Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney and Henrietta Muir Edwards) who changed the course of Canadian history by asking the Supreme Court of Canada if the word "Persons" in the British North America Act of 1867... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

It is important to remember or know that these women were only fighting for the rights of white women. Aboriginal and Black women were not included and....just as an FYI several of the famous five were on committees that advocated for the sterilization of aboriginal women and Black women to ensure that the proliferation of the "savage" didn't happen.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Wanted to surely see these monuments when i found the name on Trip advisor. Situated very next to Parliament. I felt a sense of respect when I was there, may be because I am woman. Got some pictures with the ladies.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The sculpture on Parliament Hill of the 5women instrumental in having women recognised as "persons" in Canada is worth seeing as well as reading the history. It serves as a reminder the struggle women have in everyday life due to the laws passed by a male dominated society.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Lots of fun pictures to be taken with the 5 women. At the same time, see parliament hill while you're there.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

It was nice to see these five amazing ladies recognized on Parliament Hill. They achieved so much for women's rights in Canada. The statues also allow for great and fun photos.

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