Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial, Christchurch

4.7
The Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial will be a place for people to reflect on the devastating earthquakes that changed Canterbury and its communities forever, honouring those who lost their lives on 22 February 2011, acknowledging those who were seriously injured and everyone who helped in the rescue and recovery operation.

The Memorial, on the Avon River by Montreal Street and Oxford Terrace, will be unveiled on 22 February 2017, in a joint event starting at 12pm, combining the dedication of the Memorial and the 22 February Civic Commemoration Service. Plan to see Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial and other attractions that appeal to you using our Christchurch trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • It's not well sign posted or designed to standout which is a shame as it would be such a visible pull if designed in a bolder format. However that's probably how the families and friends wanted it...  more »
  • Nice memorial. Hard to spot from afar until you walk closer then you realize it's a memorial. We were expecting to see a big tall memorial. So it's unique and different and really intentional. Each...  more »
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  • 185 Empty Chairs… A temporary art installation reflecting on the of lives, livelihood and living in the #Christchurch city following the earthquake of 22nd February 2011. The concept of The Empty Chair depicting the loss of someone has been used repeatedly across time and culture.
  • Too simple. But worthwhile coming
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