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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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Very short tour,wish it was longer but can't complain for a free tour. Our guide was very well spoken and very knowledgeable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Oshawa
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Very short tour,wish it was longer but can't complain for a free tour. Our guide was very well spoken and very knowledgeable.

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This great landmark is a free attraction with guided tours and extremely friendly and funny staff! The front section seems to be under some renovations, but the I side wasn't and we had the entire place to ourselves basically.

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earth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Pretty casual and comfortable tour. You're shown basically two courts -- federal court of appeals and the supreme court. A bit of history and a synopsis of the court system. No long lines to deal with. Well worth a visit.

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Brampton, Canada
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38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was not of interest to me. Busy with school tours. Grouds were kept nice. But i would not visit again.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

What isn't to like about that? A short walk down from Parliament Hill. I found it very informative and interesting. Tours, like all tours in Ottawa, available in French and English. http://www.scc-csc.gc.ca/vis/tour-visite/index-eng.aspx

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Open to the public - and more people should wander in to take advantage of this beautiful, imposing example of Art Deco architecture. As a journalist I have covered court decisions here. But as a photographer and lover of architecture, I also bring visitors here to absorb one of Ottawa's most imposing pieces of architecture. The tours are quite good,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The true measure of a democracy is the ability of its judicial system to hold its government accountable through its constitution and charter of human rights and freedoms ... In Canada, our Supreme Court is just that ... The building is very simple and clean in its design ... All the while a creating a dominate presence ... The main... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Downtown. Weekend visits to this place is just as quite as the judge looking for reactions :) Never crowded on weekends. I had been there only on weekends. What I love about this place is, you can go behind the building to see some spectacular views of the river and activities in summer. Beautiful spot.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Took the english tour, which took about 20 minutes. Visited the main courtroom, and the old council chamber. Lots of great history in a short visit. No fee to tour.

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My second tour of and visit to the Supreme Court of Canada. Fantastic to see Canada's top level of justice. The building itself is worthy of a tour if you have no interest in law.

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Additional Information about Supreme Court of Canada

Address: 301 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0J1, Canada
Phone Number: 613-947-5651
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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