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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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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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It's a great building and so beautiful too.

It was Sunday so evertyhing was closed. However we walked around and enjoyed such a beautiful place. We hope to go back soon and hopefuly it'll be open and we can visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Hekate C
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was Sunday so evertyhing was closed. However we walked around and enjoyed such a beautiful place. We hope to go back soon and hopefuly it'll be open and we can visit.

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Thank Hekate C
Cannington, Canada
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour is very good, but too short. The tour guide knows their history and could answer all questions. But you only get to see the main chamber. No look at the other parts of the building. A good 30 minute tour, but that's it. They should look at opening up more of the building for the tour.

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Thank PD2000
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50 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The Supreme Court contains federal court rooms and the Supreme Court Chamber. It's well worth the short guided tour to learn about its history, and to view the stately spaces within. For a political junkie like me, it's definitely worth a stop.

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Thank John T
Cranston, Rhode Island
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Its near to the parliament hill and you can walk and come enjoy, miighty building view. Its clam and quite area

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Edmonton, Canada
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37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

There is a stark lobby, which is all I was able to see. The information desk lady was pleasant as was the guard, but the time that I arrived (mid-morning) I was not able to get further than the lobby. They were offering one tour at 1 pm but unfortunately I could not wait nor return. Call ahead if you... More 

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Thank 123Intrepidtraveller
Canada
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264 reviews
185 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Just after touring Parliament Hill, you can walk west down Wellington Street to view the Supreme Court. The interior of the Court is interesting for those interested in Canada's highest court.

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Thank ballyga
Nova Scotia, Canada
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139 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

This place is very interesting and defiantly one of a kind. It was a surprise when we got inside. Nothing like we expected. I think everyone needs to go just for the surprise. It's great!

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Thank roakley
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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97 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

As a lawyer it is quite the experience to visit "the show". Dreaming of the day when you get that special case that might bring you there. Loved walking around the building. It's beautiful.

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Thank Capette123
Oakville, Canada
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52 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Our son has a passion for law, thus we included the Supreme Court tour on our 3 day visit to Ottawa. We were glad we did. We learned a lot about Canada’s judiciary system. The tour guide (a student of law) was very knowledgeable and he answered all our questions. Before the tour started we looked around at the various... More 

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Sarnia - London
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The tour is conducted by a Law student who explains how the judicial system works within the building. Very interesting and informative.

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