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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 136 attractions in Ottawa
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It is an imposing building that has a rich history. It is best to attend a guided presentation to better understand the evolution of Canada. The library is amazing. Even better is if you are there to see the Change of the Guards at 10h am every day during the summer and follow it with the guided tour. Don t... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It is in the city I live in so I love it. It brings up the long tradition of parliamentarian democracy of whcih we are very proud.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Make sure you get the guided tour, it is so informative and do get to see the Library, the only part that did not burn in the 1800's fire.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you are visiting Ottawa then you have to visit Parliament Hill and take in the free tour of the Parliament Building. The tour of the parliament building usually includes the House of Commons, the Senate, the library and an elevator ride to the top of the Peace Tower for a fantastic view of the Ottawa and Gatineau. The tour... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you're a Canadian and you come to Ottawa, visiting the parliament buildings is sort of a must. I had done it dozens of times. Stood out front, admired the peace tower with it's proudly fluttering maple leaf, thought about the symbolism of the eternal flame, tossed a coin in the fountain, even watched the light show at night, but... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

When visiting Ottawa the parliament buildings are not to be missed! As a Canadian it gives us a sense of our history and how privileged we are to live on such a democratic country, our parliamentary library is breathtaking and at least an hour should be spent browsing through it.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

At the Parliament Hill, don't miss getting to the Peace Tower to enjoy an extraodinary view of the Ottawa River.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Parliament is a must visit, even if you haven't made tour reservations ahead of time (necessary). Visit the grounds for the whispering wall, the everlasting flame, and the beautiful peace tower.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I recommend this attraction for everybody. It will definitely be worth your time. Everything is accessible and walkable.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Going to see the parliament and go up the peace tower is worth the wait but be prepared to wait in the summer time. Also, all visitors must go through security including metal detectors before entering the property and they are very strict on what you can and cannot bring in so leave the sharp stuff in the car or... More

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