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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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Don't delay, in 2018 it's closing to the public for 10 years of renovations!!!

You have to go across the street to get a free ticket for the tour. It's only 30 minutes but gives you a great overview. we actually got our tickets and went over early to watch... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Chatham, Ontario
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Chatham, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

You have to go across the street to get a free ticket for the tour. It's only 30 minutes but gives you a great overview. we actually got our tickets and went over early to watch a bit of discussions in the house. Check ahead of time and try to go when they are in session. When we went from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Very informative tour of the house chambers of the Canadian government, which included the library and bell tower. A must see tour.

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Great tour and many statues and monuments to see on the grounds. The Peace tower is a must to do as well. Solid gift shop. Guides were excellent. Several tips-tickets are sometime given at the building across the street and sometimes at the Parliament entrance itself. It depends on the time of year. Go early due to tour groups getting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The tour was quick. I would have liked to linger a little longer in some areas. However with that being said it was a great tour and we were able to see both the House of Commons and the Senate Chamber. The only recommendation I have is to go early and beat the security line up! The Peace Tower self... More 

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verticalchaos
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I was in Ottawa for the Scotiabank 1/2 Marathon and decided to visit Parliament. Because I had another tour booked at 1:30, I opted for the 4pm tour. Our guide was very personable and knowledgeable, and the building is beautiful. The only negative was with a tour of probably 3:30 or later you won't be able to go up in... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Worth the time to go on the tour of Parliament and peace tower. You need to get a tour time ticket across the street first. Also be prepared for airport like security. May be too much for toddlers but from school age up its interesting.

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Despite the serious restoration work going on the Parliament Buildings are definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We were inside with the guided tour some time ago. It was very interesting to see everything real as we can know it watching TV. Last week we watched amazing lights show.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The grounds and buildings are spectacular. However be prepared to stand in line for a few hours if you want to take a tour. We got there first thing in the morning and there was already a long line up and we gave up hope and had to be satisfied with the exterior views.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

There is no need to go inside to appreciate the beauty of the whole area. The buildings are amazing, the grounds are equally as breathtaking. There is no cost if you just show up to the grounds. I was not interested in going inside, I just wanted to revel in the beauty of the area. I am told that Canada... More 

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