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Supreme Court of Canada

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Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
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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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Supreme Court... Yet unofficially a lovely spot to have a breathtaking views of Ottawa / Hull

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... read more

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

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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hamilton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

A big thank you to the Supreme Court of Canada and doors open Ottawa for opening your doors and putting on a great tour, all your guides seemed happy to be there and very educational.

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Regina, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I took a tour when the court was not in session. The whole tour only took 30 minutes but it was worth it. The tour guide was really knowledgeable and answered all of our questions!

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I thought that this would be a cool place to go to but really it's extremely boring. There's not many things you can do in there except for looking at paintings of old judges. Wouldn't recommend.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Went with a couple of friends before heading over to Parliament for a scheduled tour. We were there for about ten minutes and felt like we had seen all the place had to offer. The security at the court felt as heavy as it did at Parliament - without the inherent understanding you get when you enter a governing building.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Even though I love my nation and I love our system of justice and am studying law, it was a rather boring visit. I did not sit in on a session, that probably would have made it a better visit.

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Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Attended a session of the Supreme Court of Canada for work - no - I was not in trouble! Spent a day in the court and listening to historical and constitutional issues in such a beautiful setting was somewhat surreal. It is a courthouse but beautifully constructed and meticulously maintained. Staff was helpful and friendly. Definitely worth a quick visit... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Close to parliament and convenient. experience some Canadian history. Alert.. You might learn something. Staff very knowledgeable and willing to help.

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Additional Information about Supreme Court of Canada

Address: 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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