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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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The architecture is beautiful

This is our second time on the tour. The last time was over 15 years ago when the world was a safer place and security wasn't at every corner. We arrived at the ticket office... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Greenfield, Wisconsin

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Greenfield, Wisconsin
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is our second time on the tour. The last time was over 15 years ago when the world was a safer place and security wasn't at every corner. We arrived at the ticket office across from Parliament shortly after 11 and only had to wait until Noon for our FREE tour. We walked around outside and took in the... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is a really interesting tour. You need to book a time ahead as the tours quickly book up. We picked up tickets first thing in the morning for a mid afternoon tour. If you want to visit the peace tower you need to be on a tour before 2.50pm. The peace tower gives brilliant views of the city.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Don't miss the Northern Lights happening at the Parliament building nightly from July -September. The 30 minutes is well worth the experience!

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Witney, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Fantastic and very interesting tour of the Canadian House of Parliament. Many parallels to UK system. Knowledgeable and friendly guides. Get there early to avoid ticket queue. All FREE!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the guided tour of Parliament buildings, very knowledgeable guide who answered any questions and did not feel rushed. Took lots of pictures and interesting to see the British connections in their parliament décor and the way it all work. Tour was free. A number of tours a day, can check with the information centre across the road for more... More 

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Antipolo City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I was very lucky that I got the change to see the Northern Lights Show at the Parliament House! That was definitely the highlight of my trip! :)

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Elkins Park, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very interesting site to see. A great deal of history happened here and we had a great guide who was able to answer all questions. The library itself is worth the whole tour.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

One of the country's most beautiful monuments. Home to the federal government and the police memorial, you will love the beautiful landscapes.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

When in Ottawa you have to come to Parliament Hills and visit Parliament Buildings (it is free but you have to obtain tickets (at the location -as the visits are limited per day) Be sure to go to the library it is a beautiful building (inside and from the outside as well)

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Candiac, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We are so lucky to have such a beautiful Parliement hill. In August there is a Light show every evening from 9h30 to 10 PM, bring a chair or towel sit back and enjoy the history lesson. Great for all ages.

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