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Address: Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A2, Canada
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I have already included The Peace Tower in my review of the Parliament building. There are steps for so far up the tower and then a lift. It can be quite a queue but do not give... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great view of Ottawa and Gatineau, QC. But only go if you like long lines. One of things that you only do once

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I have already included The Peace Tower in my review of the Parliament building. There are steps for so far up the tower and then a lift. It can be quite a queue but do not give up, the views from the top are wonderful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Peace Tower is spectacular and a must see in Ottawa even if you are here on a short visit. Tickets are free across the street.

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

After the parliament building tour, you get the opportunity to take the elevator up to the ninth floor. Well worth it, as you get great views of Ottawa, and the Gatineau area as well. On the ride up in the elevator, you can see the actual bells through the elevator window. Watch for that.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is something every person should do if they are in Ottawa. There are guided tours (suggest you pre book) otherwise you can roam on your own but you will miss some of the history and commentary that help make the tower interesting. Get there early there are security protocols to go though. the explanations are very interesting as are... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A definite highlight to my trip to Parliament Hill. The architecture is amazing and it made for a great backdrop for the light and sound presentation in the evening.

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Holley, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A must see. Very interesting about how Canada's govt. works. Need tickets which you can get across the street they are free. The tickets are for times for the different tours. Tours are done in English or French, you choose.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great to see the beauty in the Peace towers. This is at the end of the parliament tour - must see. Go up the elevators a bit of a wait but great view.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Make an appointment for this free tour. It took about an hour and it was interesting to get access to the library and hallways of parliament. The best is the last part, the viewing center at the top. Pictures turned out well despite the obstructions. Great river views.

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Jericho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building ( reminded me of Hogwarts!) Interesting and informative tour. Get there early as you need to get a free ticket for the tour and select times go quickly. After the tour of the main building found out there would be an hour wait to go up the tower!

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