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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 141 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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Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

if u see and study lot to learn .history spoken by statues great idea and salute to the Leaders U c.an see the monument and honour for eskimos i think thats with to see

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Parliament Hill is open to the public for visits pretty much every day. It is a place that you do not want to miss as there are a lot of activities that happen from time to time. Especially during the summer time at nights, there is the Mosaika show. There is no admission fee, not that I recall, and you... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

First, you'll witness the guards march past the flag pole and hear the beautiful bagpipes playing. Then you'll begin the tour indoors, which covers the highlights, and finish by touring the Peace Tower at approximately 11:05 a.m. Walk around the Hill at night as well for great photo opportunities. Enjoy!

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Well worth seeing, every night at 10pm apparently outside the parliament building there is a light show / presentation that is displayed against the parliament building and is definitely worth seeing. Its free and lasts about 30 minutes or so, very clever but wont spoil it with anymore details

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The East Block tour is great for adult history buffs. Really neat to visit GG, PM and privy council offices

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Have been to Ottawa a few times in the past, but never on July 1. This year I was there on Canada Day and wow - what a great experience. The Hill was transformed into an entertainment focus. With teh historic buildings as a backdrop, the National Birthday celebrations came alive. Every Canadian should try to do this once in... More

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Charlottesville, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The guide did NOT want to talk about the treatment of the Native Americans (he called them "First Nations"), He kept saying I'll answer questions later, but often did not. The price was excellent, free!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We toured parliament buildings on a Sunday with free tickets from the tourist center. This included the central block and outside tour. The guides were fantastic and we learned so much. Get to the tourist center by 8:30 so you can get in line for the 9:00 opening. Tickets are given out the day of the tour. Go to the... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It's a beautiful capital and the Canadians do a great job presenting it to anyone that takes the time to see it. If Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, and other DC sites interest you, then you'll have a great time walking around here.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It almost goes without saying that there's little point in visiting Ottawa and not spending time at Parliament Hill. The buildings are beautiful, the grounds delightful in good weather and free guided tours are offered of the Centre Block of Parliament year-round. In the summer, one can also get a free guided tour of East Block. For tours, you need... More

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