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Supreme Court of Canada

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Address: 301 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0J1, Canada
Phone Number: 613-947-5651
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: This imposing building houses the highest court in Canada and is open to...
This imposing building houses the highest court in Canada and is open to the public for tours.
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Beautiful building and powerful symbol

Attended a session of the Supreme Court of Canada for work - no - I was not in trouble! Spent a day in the court and listening to historical and constitutional issues in such a... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
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Alberta
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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Even though I love my nation and I love our system of justice and am studying law, it was a rather boring visit. I did not sit in on a session, that probably would have made it a better visit.

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Alberta
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156 reviews 156 reviews
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Attended a session of the Supreme Court of Canada for work - no - I was not in trouble! Spent a day in the court and listening to historical and constitutional issues in such a beautiful setting was somewhat surreal. It is a courthouse but beautifully constructed and meticulously maintained. Staff was helpful and friendly. Definitely worth a quick visit... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Close to parliament and convenient. experience some Canadian history. Alert.. You might learn something. Staff very knowledgeable and willing to help.

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McAllen, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Had a semi solo tour of the grounds, canadians are so nice, they even let us sit on the supreme court judges seats!!

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I highly recommend a tour of the Supreme Court of Canada. You will learn about the history and composition of the court, along with a chance to ask questions. The tours are free! Because it was off-season I believe, we had to book a tour in advance, but they were very accommodating about our preferred day and time. You are... More 

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Berkel en Rodenrijs
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

There were not any tours at our time of visit but we had the option to take a look in the giant hall. This enormous hall was absolutely beautiful. Furthermore free leaflets with extensive information about the supreme court was provided. This was very helpful for us. Staff of the supreme court was very friendly. Nice place to visit for... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had a visitor into town this weekend and wanted to visit the court yesterday, however when we arrived everything was closed & locked up. The websites information clearly doesn't correspond with their hours, we also called the # listed on their site and it said open Mon- Fri. Providing accurate info to the public would be appreciated. "Early May... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The interiors, the art deco styling, the overall majesty of this building are lovely. It's worth the visit just to see the inside. The fact that the court itself is open to the public is also great.

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Ottawa, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We visited the Supreme Court of Canada with friends from Toronto. I had never been on a tour of the Supreme Court. It was very informative and the guide was helpful in answering any questions. The tour was about 20 minutes long which is probably just about right.

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

As is with most historical spots, be prepared for a security check. Again, a small price to pay for safety. The tour guide was informative and pleasant. We had the opportunity to sit in the federal court and supreme court. So much to learn about the process as well as the building itself.

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