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Supreme Court of Canada

301 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0J1, Canada (Byward Market Area)
613-947-5651
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Ranked #25 of 145 Attractions in Ottawa
Type: Government Buildings
Description: This imposing building houses the highest court in Canada and is open to the public for tours.
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Berkel en Rodenrijs
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
50 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Whitby, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

excellent place to visit in Ottawa.you will learn a lot about the judficial system of Canada. It was great to learn about the history of the placeand all who have served on tyhe Supreme Court of Canada

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Nestleton, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This tour includes a little history lesson. Really enjoyed viewing the courtroom firsthand! Take note of the statues outside. Same artist commissioned to do Vimy Ridge monument!

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Winnipeg
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed a tour of this building the first day we arrived in Ottawa.Unfortunately their was not a case in session ,but seeing the building,reading about the history and learning about the nuances of our highest court was worth the trip.

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Ottawa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The building is beautiful, follows the "Chateau" style of architecture, sits on a large piece of land overlooking the Ottawa River and houses two beautiful statues out front. A "serious" looking building. You enter and the grand hall welcomes you, as does security. Expect to go through baggage scans and metal detector - I wasn't expecting that. The building houses... More

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Calgary, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I'm sort of a political geek, so the tour here was very interesting. So rich in history, marble from Italy, wood from Africa. Grand spaces, well detailed. Was not much of a line, all presentations are provided in English and French. Would say its worth the time to go see.

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