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Address: Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6, Canada
Phone Number: 613-996-0896
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Three Gothic Revival-style buildings, located on a 170-foot bluff...
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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Amazing buildings but be prepared to queue

The buildings on Parliament Hill are in superb condition. The shrine flame burns in the forecourt and we first tried to visit on Saturday 24th April but be warned the Armenian... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Burnaby, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Most of the buildings are under wraps for restoration and renovation. So this time there was little to see on the outside,

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The buildings on Parliament Hill are in superb condition. The shrine flame burns in the forecourt and we first tried to visit on Saturday 24th April but be warned the Armenian community rally annually to mark the genocide of thousands of their people in 1915 by the Turkish. As a result the Parliament tours were closed on that day. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Visited July 2014 it was fun to visit however, there was a change you used to be able (at the start of the year) to go inside by yourself (this was before the attack) and at the time there were 5+ hour wait times for a tour!

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PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Much nicer than I imagined...the buildings make you feel like you are in another time. They overlook the river (and I didn't realize this side of the river is Ontario and the other side is Quebec) and watching the water rush past was a thrill.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

If your into politics, history or architecture, this a definite must see in Ottawa. Although it's downtown and hard to park near it, still the walk around is more than worth the slight inconvenience.

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Woodstock, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I had been in Ottawa a number of times over the years and walked by the Parliament buildings, but I had never been inside. My girlfriend had never been to Ottawa so we made the trip Easter Weekend and included the tour. The architecture of the building, the art work and the history left us with a feeling of awe.... More 

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Havana, Cuba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The buildings of the parlament of Canada are amazing. They look so majestic that sometimes you think you are in London. In the inside they are gorgeus too.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Parliament Hill is a must see if travelling to Ottawa. The building are situated perfectly overlooking the river in the heart of downtown. If you are lucky enough to visit at the right date and time, go inside center block for a tour. The inside is even more impressive than the outside. West block is currently being completely restored. If... More 

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kimberley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We didn't get to go inside unfortunately but worth a visit. Nice views over the city. Good information posted all around for the tourist. Will be back to the inside tour.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I did this tour on a Saturday morning in spring at 10ish. It was in English only, though they also do tours in French, and lasted about an hour. Not too much walking but a lot of standing and a few flights of stairs involved.....so I would say this tour is fine for most people. It isn't suitable for young... More 

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