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Supreme Court of Canada

Address: 301 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0J1, Canada (Byward Market Area)
Phone Number: 613-947-5651
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Ranked #20 of 98 Attractions in Ottawa
Type: Government Buildings, Cultural
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Owner description: This imposing building houses the highest court in Canada and is open to the public for tours.

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McAllen, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
40 helpful votes 40 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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50 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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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Whitby, Ontario, Canada
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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
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15 helpful votes 15 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
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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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