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Parliament Hill and Buildings

Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6, Canada
613-996-0896
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Very nice guide (was a very very motivated student). Go afterwards to the peace tower and enjoy the view!!!

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

so we just walked around the building. Worth doing. great views and you might even see someone important walk by

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The tickets are free, so nothing to prevent you from the guided 45 minute tour. The building is beautiful and it is very interesting to hear the stories. It is on the top of my list.

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Framingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Nice tour of the Parliament buildings. Worth a visit. Lines were reasonable and the grounds are beautiful. Lots of outside is under contraction so we'll have to come back when it's done.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Loved the library and changing of the guard, a must see. Very educational, learned things that I did not know or have forgotten from school years.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Excellent tour! Very informative- our guide Andrew was knowledgable and conducted the tour at just the right pace! I only saw the centre block. East block was closed. The library is the most beautiful one you will ever see! Thankfully it is the only part of parliament that was saved and is the original building ! The peace tower has... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Get there early! As the crowds mount so does the queue and awaiting times. Get there as early as you can and best day is a Sunday. The tour is informative with plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

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Pickering, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Guide was articulate, expressive and knowledgeable. She was very good at herding us in the right direction. Neat bits of history that you wouldn't know about the place. I'll be coming back. Only thing we didn't like was that we got there just after 3 tour buses came, and we were waiting outside in the rain ... what about a... More

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Formby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

You can have a free tour of the Parliament Building which is quite awesome, including an ascent into the clock tower for fantastic views of the city. Very enjoyable and interesting.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

lovely architecture , impressively standing on the hill. We listened to someone else's tour guide and enjoyed hearing the history.

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