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Parliament Hill and Buildings

Address: Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6, Canada
Phone Number: 613-996-0896
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Ranked #2 of 102 Attractions in Ottawa
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Three Gothic Revival-style buildings, located on a 170-foot bluff...
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Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Three Gothic Revival-style buildings, located on a 170-foot bluff overlooking the Ottawa River, house the offices of the members of Parliament, the House of Commons and the Senate. Free guided tours delve into Canadian history and explain the workings of the political system.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The good location of the building. Hilly and good sight seing. Founder and fathers of modern day Canada's statues were mounted outside the building

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Every Canadian should visit! Historical building where very important decisions are made! Even if your not into politics once you visit you might change your mind and get involved to better your future and your families future.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Only time we can go there is at night and we heard its also the best time when we visited because of the Christmas lights. Never thought I would say what a beautiful Building. It was cold, but we enjoyed just looking outside and watching the Christmas lights.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Myself and my girlfriend visited the buildings and toured Peace Tower. You will need about 2 hrs to see everything. It was a sombre, respectful place but informative and uplifting. Every Canadian citizen should visit at least once and its a must see for anyone coming through Ottawa.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Especially after the attacks in October, it felt really sombre and important to come here during our weekend in Ottawa. Obviously cold December is not an ideal time to walk around, but at nighttime...the Christmas lights are amazing!!! Make sure to have a nice hot chocolate in hand though.

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Woodstock, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Parliament buildings are worth a free visit often. First time visitors will definitely want to take the tour. Register for it as early as possible usually in the building across the street but when we visited in Dec. we got tickets right at the door of the parliament buildings. Bags are checked as in airport security and only smaller... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The views are incomparable even with the construction going on. Weather was a bit rainy but warm enough to be comfortable. Literally minutes from the front of the hotel

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Ellenville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

So we went for a tour around 3pm. They told us they were done for the day. So we came back tomorrow around 1:30pm and after waiting 90 minutes online they told us they had no more English speaking tours only French. I was not going to miss seeing the building so I told them we'll take the French tour.... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Having been to Ottawa several times in the past for work never had the opportunity to visit Parliment Hill other than just driving by and looking. This past weekend while driving by my wife and I stopped. I was amazed that you can just walk through the gates and up to the front doors. The security entrance is off to... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

It was June 6; I have visited Bangladeshi high commission at Ottawa, the capital city of Canada. I got the opportunity to visit the Capitol Hill, the parliament building of Canada. This is within kilometer from the Bangladesh high commission office, Canada. It was one of the amazing experiences to learn about Canadian history with free guided tour. The centerpiece... More 

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