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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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Ranked #2 of 119 Attractions in Ottawa
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Three Gothic Revival-style buildings, located on a 170-foot bluff...
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Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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 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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61 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Atmospheric buildings which are in superb condition. They reflect the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of the nation. We enjoyed the fact there were large number of staff available to ask any questions we had. A must see on any visit to the capital.

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Parliament Hill is situated right by the canal and easy to spot. There are free tours throughout the day. We did a tour and security was very tight upon entry - as it should be. The tour covers both Houses and the Library and at the end you can spend time looking in the Rotunda and going up the Peace... More 

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Ontario's Near North, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Love the parliament hill area. Beautiful view, lots to take photos of and see. Some construction that seems to be taking a while to complete...but doesn't hide all the beauty here. Makes you proud to be Canadian.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

buildings are beautiful and tour guides are well educated. I enjoyed Q&A with the guide. parliament is large and tour takes a bit long for me, but overall it was fun

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Our guide (Catherine) was excellent, and had been giving the tours for 4 years. The tour included Parliament Library and the various meeting rooms.

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Stuart, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

While we did not go inside the buildings themselves we did get to hear a little about the government and see the Parliament itself.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The views from the top of the tower are worth the wait, there is also a tour which again is free but I wasn't too bothered so skipped it. Building is nice to walk around, security is heavy after what happened last year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This place was at the bottom of our least to see. I can't even think that we could miss this beautiful sight! The area and building are very historical and great however it's even better inside.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Visited the first day they were open for tours after the shooting, and the security was much like airport security at the time. I am not sure if that is standard or not. It was actually somewhat difficult to find the entrance, which was around a corner and mislabelled that day. I had the chance to go up to the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Parliament Hill is great to visit any season. We visited it on a weekday during summer, on Canada Day and in the evening during winter (just before Christmas). Each time we enjoyed something different. Summer - Find the ticket booth and get a free ticket for a guided tour. That way you will be able to see and learn the... More 

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