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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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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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Great tour of building

I arrived too late to do a guided tour but had a nice chat with a security guide who told me the times for next day so I could go back. It was an informative tour with a student... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Kazcymru
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Bristol, United Kingdom

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I arrived too late to do a guided tour but had a nice chat with a security guide who told me the times for next day so I could go back. It was an informative tour with a student who was lovely. Very informative, unhurried and guide even took pictures .Was interesting to know more about the Canadian legal system.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This place is a must for any law student or anyone interested in law. The building is a beautiful landmark. You can see a gorgeous view of the river if you walk behind of building. There is a free tour every hour each day until September 2nd I believe which is very informative and gives you the opportunity to see... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Imposing architecture and lobby. I would not go out of my way to visit, but worth a drive-by and photo.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We showed up at the highest court in the land on the hour for the English tour. Upon entry, a lavish Meet and Greet was in progress. A lot of faces looked up at us - the police inside APOOGIZED and said that the tour was cancelled just then. We could try later that afternoon. So we returned later. Expect... More 

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toronto
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

beautiful building. Free tours given on the hour week days with the exception of a special event. Lovely grounds overlooking the ottawa river

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trenton, ns
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Even though I lived in Ottawa for 4 years, this was my first visit to the Supreme Court. I love 'legalese' so found this very interesting!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

There are guided tours every half hour during summer about the canadian judicial system and the architecture. Very nice crash course. Not that all much to see but still an interesting half hour.

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Newport Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

It definitely stands out as compared to the other buildings around the Parliament Hill. Free tours and very friendly people.

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Ajax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I absolutely loved visiting and learning about the upper part of our justice system. The tour was exceptionally done well, and you learned a lot.

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welland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This was a short tour but really nice.we all got to wear a judges robe and take pictures at the bench. Staff very polite and helpful.

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