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Address: Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A2, Canada

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Great view of the city

This is a good alternative if the tours are all booked up for the day. Interesting to see inside the building and the view from the tower.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This is a good alternative if the tours are all booked up for the day. Interesting to see inside the building and the view from the tower.

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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We went on a Monday, there was hardly and line and we got to the top quickly. I really liked the architecture on the ceiling. The views were also spectacular.

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St. John's, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The peace tower's elevator and views were great. The elevator moves out from the wall, which you can see because there's a window. The views at the top all have pictures explaining the various buildings and landmarks seen. The staff were knowledgable and friendly.

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Mississauga, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Since I had a mobility scooter, because of security reasons, they had to close the Tower to other visitors while I was up there. I felt bad making others wait while I took my time, but it was a great visit.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

As far as I am aware you can only get into Peace Tower by going on a Tour of the Parliament buildings, which is worth it.... and free! Peace Tower itself is quite impressive from the outside and has some similarities with Big Ben in London. Inside the viewing platform you get some unrivaled views of Ottawa and Gatineau. There... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Aside from a tour of the Parliament Buildings and chance to learn about Canada's politics and history, the peace tower offers the best views (it's one of the highest points, if not the highest, in Ottawa) of the city and Gatineau Hills. And it's free (unless you count the 10 minutes to get through security and sometimes slow lineups -... More 

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Aurora, Canada
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35 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Amazing building but with very tight security. Great place to visit and learn Canada's history. The bell tower itself is fascinating and in the summer the building is lite up with Canada's history flying by

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New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

You take an elevator and are able to see the entire city from above. It was nice but not worth a long wait.

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Stuttgart
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

everyone who comes to Ottawa should go up to the tower. It gives a great general overview of the city and where things are. It is a crowded space, so I would definitely opt for the morning before there are too many crowds and the wait is too long.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Loved to see the wonderful architecture and learn about Canada's government and the building of the Parliament. Terrific place to experience history first hand. I wish we had bought tickets ahead and thought about how popular the site is and the tight security. We went at 10:30 am on a -12C day and had to line up for 30 minutes... More 

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