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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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Medicine Hat, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

History practically drips from the walls as you walk around Parliament Hill. Tours of the Centre Block go every hour, alternating in English and French. The tours are interesting when Parliament is sitting (you may see the Prime Minister walk by), but better when they are in recess, as you will then be taken directly on the floor of the... More

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We had a private group tour of the Parliament Buildings. Such rich history and culture. We would have loved to have met our MP, but unfortunately, it was the week before Easter, so The House of Commons was not in session.

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Almere, The Netherlands
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35 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The first thing we did after arriving in Ottawa, during our USA/Canada roundtrip, was heading up to Parliament Hill. You can see the tall Gothic-style buildings from far, but they are even more impressive if you are in front of them. Looking over the Centennial Flame, the Centre Block is in front of you, with the West Block at the... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Why do you come to Ottawa, to visit the capital of Canada. Parliament Hill is a must see. There is a lot of history in those buildings. You will enjoy it. Don't forget your camera, there are many beautiful pictures to be taken here. You will not be disappointed.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Visit the impressive parliament buildings to see the House of Commons green Chambers and the Senate red Chambers were all bills are passed. Guides will walk you through the buildings pointing out interesting facts and it won't cost you a cent. Especially nice during the summer where you can see an outdoor evening presentation on the walls of the Building.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

Very interesting and humbling to know all the important people that have been there. Canada Day is an incredible event that makes you proud to be Canadian

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

Your tour will be conducted in both official languages and will give you an understanding of Parliamentary procedure. Stand in awe at the architecture and learn about past leaders. Something every Canadian should do at least once.

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

Ok. So you think Canadians are boring? Come to Ottawa on July 1st and visit the Parliament Hill, the best festival ever. And this is coming from a native Brazilian.

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Fredericksburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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

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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