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Parliament Hill and Buildings

Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6, Canada
613-996-0896
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Ranked #3 of 142 attractions in Ottawa
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Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Benson, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We took a city tour on an on-off tour. We got off at parliament hill and spent quite a bit of time there. It was a wonderful place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

A bit on the boring side but it is awesome to say that you walked through the parliament buildings and free!!! I'm happy I did it and learned some new information

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I am told that the Parliament building in Ottawa is a replica of the one in London and, if not, the resemblance is certainly striking and intentional, all the way up to the "Big Ben" clock in the tower. There are also East and West buildings which are smaller copies, equally ostentatious. The changing of the guard takes place at... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Only got to see the center building, and the group was very big so felt rushed in and out of each room because of back to back to back tours. That being said, it is exquisite and informative and our guide was phenomenal in her knowledge and control of the group. Be prepared to go through security, those who aren't... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A trip to the nation's capital isn't complete without at least a stroll by Parliament Hill and the Buildings.

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

make sure to go early in the morning and collect your tour passes... as they are first come first serve...so depending on what time slot you are looking for ... we went there around 9:30, as the change of guards starts at 10:00 and took the 11:00 tour...the guides are knowledgeable and give a deep dive into history of canada...

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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It's great that our parliament building is open and welcoming to visitors (apparently 4000/ day) we had a wonderful guide who tried to explain the process of parliament in an interesting and memorable way. You need to pick up tickets at the info place across the street from parliament buildings and if you do this early you could select what... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It is all free to get in but you have to get a ticket from the tourist info center opposite you will be guided around by a guide and will be searched and scanned when you go in which is fair enough as it is a working parliament it is quite interesting I whent up the peace tower which was... More

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Toronto, Canada
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Our tour guide was a great guy... Knew his stuff cold, and presented it very well and concisely, but compared to essentially every other tour I've been on, in ottawa, kingston, hamilton, I didn't learn much. We saw the library. It was very very beautiful, but we were in and out so quickly. A place that beautiful should have lots... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great free visit good informative guide both houses of parliament seen can take pictures inside great free light show in the evening

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