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Address: Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6, Canada
Phone Number: 613-996-0896
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Three Gothic Revival-style buildings, located on a 170-foot bluff...
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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Beautiful building and great tour!

We arrived on a sunny day in April, where it was warming up around Canada - we lay on the lawn for about an hour soaking up the sun, and then headed in to take a tour of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We arrived on a sunny day in April, where it was warming up around Canada - we lay on the lawn for about an hour soaking up the sun, and then headed in to take a tour of the Parliament building. Ethan was our guide, and he was extremely knowledgeable and gave a very fun, interesting tour. Beautiful interior with... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My family and I got the free ticket to tour Parliament hill from the building across the street from Parliament building. We arrived there 30 minutes before the building opened but there were no less than 100 people already waiting in line. One person can take up to 8 tickets and nothing is required to obtain the ticket (no passport,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful scenery at the back with the Rideau Canal locks, then you come around to the front to see the actual buildings. Lots of security now especially after the shooting that happened in 2014. You'll see RCMP driving around in unmarked cars from pickups to minivans and little hatchbacks. Visited in the afternoon, then came back again at night for... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Attended the Sound and Lights show last night. Just an AWESOME display of both technology (Sound and Lights) and Canadiana! Bring a lawn chair. The show starts at 9:30 PM and runs for half an hour. The crowd was already starting to form at 9 PM, so get there at least half an hour early to get a good seat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I had a very memorable and enjoyable time with my family when we went Downtown to watch the Northern Light show, it was very well planned, and very creative. It was Free so that was a huge bonus and it's not too long (about 1/2 an hour ) so if you couldn't find seats you could stand but not for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building and our tour guide was great. It was a very informative experience, but what I love the most was the beautiful architecture of the building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent tour that is well worth the security. (They take your selfie sticks, will return them). All guides are so well trained and knowledgeable. Beautiful architecture and history. Can't say enough about the entire experience. Free tickets, scheduled times, and all glorious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We went to the light show at parliament hill, it was amazing! ! If it hadn't been raining the next night we would have gone again. Its a great way to see and hear Canadas history, the light effects are awesome!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The tour of Centre Block was excellent. Our guide Sarah as knowledgable, friendly and well spoken. Over the course of our hour long tour we saw both chambers (House of Commons and Senate) as well as the Parliamentary Library and Peace Tower. While tickets are required for this tour, they are free and available on a first come, first served... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Good way to learn more about the history of Canada. Amazing how much rich history will surround you there!

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