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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 142 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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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A trip to the nation's capital isn't complete without at least a stroll by Parliament Hill and the Buildings.

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

make sure to go early in the morning and collect your tour passes... as they are first come first serve...so depending on what time slot you are looking for ... we went there around 9:30, as the change of guards starts at 10:00 and took the 11:00 tour...the guides are knowledgeable and give a deep dive into history of canada...

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Prince George, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It's great that our parliament building is open and welcoming to visitors (apparently 4000/ day) we had a wonderful guide who tried to explain the process of parliament in an interesting and memorable way. You need to pick up tickets at the info place across the street from parliament buildings and if you do this early you could select what... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It is all free to get in but you have to get a ticket from the tourist info center opposite you will be guided around by a guide and will be searched and scanned when you go in which is fair enough as it is a working parliament it is quite interesting I whent up the peace tower which was... More

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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Our tour guide was a great guy... Knew his stuff cold, and presented it very well and concisely, but compared to essentially every other tour I've been on, in ottawa, kingston, hamilton, I didn't learn much. We saw the library. It was very very beautiful, but we were in and out so quickly. A place that beautiful should have lots... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Great free visit good informative guide both houses of parliament seen can take pictures inside great free light show in the evening

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Moncton, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Great place to take your kids and teach them about the history of Canada and how our country and government was formed. Beautiful area and great people

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Vancouver, BC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

As a history teacher, I love this attraction! Free admission, East Block tour for real history buffs and Centre Block tour for anyone who wants to learn about Canada. The guides receive books about the buildings and have some mandatory info that they share but have freedom to pick whatever info strikes their fancy! No tours are ever the same!... More

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Mumbai, India
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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