The Peacekeeping Monument is the only monument of its kind in the world.
It is dedicated to Canadian peacekeepers. This special monument honours both the living and the dead, and tells a story that Canadians have every right to be proud of. Since 1948, more than 110,000 Canadian peacekeepers have served in zones of conflict around the world.
In 1988, UN peacekeepers were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. As this monument shows, a big part of that honour belongs to Canada. Three peacekeepers — two men and a woman — stand on two sharp, knifelike edges of stone, cutting through the rubble and debris of war and converging at a high point, which symbolizes the resolution of conflict.