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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 147 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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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Great tour of the parliament 2 weeks ago - can't believe the events of yesterday. Incredible building and impressive guides who know their stories. Amazing how similar to Australian government systems, and the general attitude and vibe it is. Fantastic to visit and the view is worth it. Highly recommend a visit for the history and process. The library is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Although we visited back in June, I am writing a quick review as the tragedy that took place yesterday is largely on my mind. Ottawa, in general, is an absolutely beautiful city, and I would love to return! My husband and I ended up taking a walking tour of the main points of interest, and learned so much! Parliament Hill... More

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Newfoundland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We were in Ottawa Sept 22nd; one month prior to the tragic events of yesterday. To stand in the Peace Tower and see the National War Memorial ( and all of Ottawa) was wonderful. I was so proud to be Canadian. I am STILL proud but profoundly sad. Please, as a Canadian or a visitor in our wonderful country, please... More

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Adelaide South Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately we arrived late afternoon and had little time for sightseeing. However, we did have time to visit the outside of the parliament buildings and the view from the rear. We walked from the Westin Hotel, past the impressive looking Fairmont Hotel and the Rideau canal to the hill. We heard the canal is a UNESCO site and in winter... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Beautiful! The guided tour is very informative and worth your time. It is free but you need to get tickets and go through security. The guide is very informative. Wait until you see the library.....stunning

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Even though we had been to Ottawa before, we had never been to Canada'a Parliament Buildings. We visited a week ago, and today there was the shooting, so we probably were one of the last people to have such easy access. Loved the bilingual young guides who were of Asian and Black Heritage. Perfect example of young Canadians.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Very thorough tour and very interesting. Our tour guide for humorous and informative. Architecture was beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The only disappointment of this visit... It was raining and the Mounties weren't out!! :) Very informative and enjoyable visit to the parliament buildings. Our guide was fab, the building beautiful and the tour well worth while. Would recommend to others.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Enjoyable to see the heart of the political scene in Canada. Peaceful and quiet at night. Always a nice walk along the front of the buildings or enjoying the ever burning flame at night time in front of the buildings.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the tour and were fortunate to see the parade of the heads of parliament. Our guide was good, the tour is free and it is a great place to visit on a rainy day.

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