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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 250 things to do 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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Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The Parliament buildings are quite pretty. The tour takes about an hour and is free. You can also elevator up the Peace Tower which is the highest point in the Ottawa skyline. The library is a stunning room with rich wood features.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Maybe I'm just a sucker for Canadian politics and history, but I loved visiting the Parliament buildings. I sat in at question period (which is an amazing experience) and had a tour of Centre Block. It was fantastic and I would definitely go there again. Although security is pretty tight, its totally worth it to see our nation's heart.

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Orleans
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A worthwhile place to tour if you visit Canada's Capital city. We didn't get to go up the Tower yet as we seem to go when it is under renovation or when it is closed. Spend some time walking the grounds outside and along the path behind the buildings down beside the river..strolling toward Major's Park through the Locks area,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Visiting Parliament is free and rather interesting. I liked the library the most and the Senate and House of Commons meeting places. The architecture is awesome! If you are for the first time in Ottawa it is worth seeing. We didn't visit the Peace Tower as the lift was broken, so next time when we are in Ottawa we will... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

All canadians visiting Ottawa Go see as Wea re Paying for it and Makes You feel Proud to be Canadian

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The buildings were beautifully maintained, the tour guide was knowledgeable and made it fun. Seeing where our legislative process occurs was an experience every Canadian should have!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Too much to mention. Set aside a full day minimum. Include a tour of the By Ward Market, great shopping, food and drink!!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Parliament Hill offers visitors a great experience both inside and in the surrounding grounds with guided tours in English and French. These tours give a glimpse of Canadian political history and the architecture of the buildings. The Peace Tower offers a great view of the city and the Memorial Chamber provides a sombre reminder of those who have fallen in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Was fortunate to be within easy walking distance, so avoided any traffic problems. Definitely a "must see" when in Ottawa. Although not as old as our English Parliament Building, this has the same feel of somewhere where decisions are made and power is wielded. It's also very close to other sites in Ottawa, such as the Rideau Canal, the Byward... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Parliament Hill and its buildings is a favourite place to visit for many Canadians and for me as well. From the sights up in the peace tower, or the sounds from the carillon bells, to the many events that happen there. Its a great place to visit even if you live in Ottawa.

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