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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 146 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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Steeple Bumpstead, Essex, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Really laid-back atmosphere among the Parliament Buildings watching a ceremony for two regiments celebrating their centenary. Pity the soldiers wearing bearskin hats and looking very British received their orders in French - just didn't seem right!

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Ottawa, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We attended the 2014 Canadian Police Memorial service on Parliament Hill on 28Sep14. Seeing all of the officers from across the country (and the world) marching across the lawn to remember the fallen was awe inspiring. Police Motorcycles surrounded the hill from so many different services in an impressive display. Hearing the names of the fallen officers read, their headdress... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

It still amazes me that you can walk up to the Parliament buildings. I'm very glad you can, though. The grounds and the buildings themselves are beautiful. And the light show in the evenings is well worth seeing.

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I felt like a complete tourist when I was in Ottawa. My friend and I explored around the city for over 6 hours and we always had tons to look at. The parliament buildings were amazing to visit if you are into Canadian history as well as architecture. I would definitely go back again, but def go for an inside... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

You have go there, take the tour, go up the Peace Tower and enjoy the beautiful city that we live in.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

A one time visit but the building itself looks grand. They have visitor timings when you can go inside and see the house of commons in session

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is an impressive grouping of buildings. On an earlier visit, had occasion to be here for Canada Day, which featured the most amazing fireworks show I have ever seen shooting up from behind Parliament.

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Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Very nice buildings and quite historic. They could use a lighting update inside. Other than that it was a highlight of my trip. The library is a must see!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Another must see area day or night. The buildings are amazing and you can walk all around the buildings. I was hoping to see a Canadian Mountie but no such luck.

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Lunenburg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Had a wonderful tour of the Centre Block building, just make sure to go with lots of time to get through security.

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