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Parliament Hill and Buildings

Address: Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6, Canada
Phone Number: 613-996-0896
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Ottawa City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Ranked #2 of 98 Attractions in Ottawa
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Parliament Hill is a most impressive sight--beautiful buildings in a lovely setting along the river, with a sense of history and pride. The free tours are excellent, with pleasant young guides who really know their history. The security process is pretty much the same as at any airport, except that confiscated items are returned at the end of the tour... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

After 45 years I chose to revisit my Ottawa Parliament Hill & Buildings. Only a few things have changed. Security is the biggest difference in light of recent tragedies. However one is always met with warmth, kindness & respect. Everyone, staff and RCMP officers went out of their way to ensure that the visit was memorable & educational. I took... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I visited the Parliament buildings with my a student leadership group I am involved in, we got to go in and watch question period which was more fun than it sounds. Watching our government action was interesting to watch. We also did a tour which was a little disappointing, both the house of commons and the senate were sitting so... More

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Estoril, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

If you go to Otawa and you don't visit the Parliament Hill....well... it's like you have never been there! It's a marvellous building and the guided visit is FREE! Just get your ticket in a huge building opposite to the main entrance of the Parliament (same street, just in front of the Parliament)-. The guided visit can be made in... More

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Howell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Due to a recent tragedy in Ottawa the Parliament building was closed. But, we were able to walk around the outside and admire the many statues and the building's architecture.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Incredible grounds and an amazing building. The staff were more than happy to help in our speedy visit and were accommodating of my travel with a small suitcase. I didn't even see the Peace Tower in the short amount of time I had and yet the 2nd floor hall was a showcase enough. A must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The architecture is just amazing. We found ourselves moving so slowly to take everything in. So much detailing and symbols - very cool. We were there in the summer and they had a nightly show that provided history of the country projected on the outside of the Parliament building. It was modern, historical and make one proud to be Canadian.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Though the tour was hot and very crowded, this is Victorian architecture at its best. It's stunning inside and out, well worth waiting in line to take the tour.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It is worth while to line up to visit the Peace Tower. After a few security checks and an elevator ride, you get a great view of Ottawa.

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McAllen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Easily the most memorable part of our trip to canada. Plus it started snowing while exiting parliament, we are from texas, so we had only seen snow once before.

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