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Peace Tower

Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A2, Canada
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Ranked #6 of 147 Attractions in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
Traveler Description: Tall tower located in the front middle of the Center Block building of the Canadian Parliament.  Contains an observation deck, clock,  carillon and a... more »
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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

The free tour of the Parliament includes the Peace Tower where one could enjoy a fantastic view of the city. In October, the fall foliage added more breathtaking views of the city and the landmarks.

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Newfoundland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I hope and pray people will still be allowed in the Peace Tower following yesterday's events. The name has to mean something in this whole tragedy.

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Chippewa Bay, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

the peace tower is at the center of the canadian parliament complex. take the free tour, and then the elevator to the observation platform for a 360 degree view of the city. parking is available in the area, both underground and surface lots a short walk from the site.

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Barrie, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Definitely take the time to go up the Peace Tower. A guide remains in the elevator (only 7 occupants at a time). The guide will explain the tower's bells, too. Beautiful views of Rideau Street and the Gatineau Bridge.

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Bethesda, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The tower is great but really wanted to tour Parliament. The line was long and did not move after 15 minutes. Will have to come back when less busy or more efficient.

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is the second tower on the same site. The first burned down in 1916. It stands over 302 ft. Gargoyles decorate this tower, inside and out. A good example of Gothic architecture. There is an observation deck, and since this tower also has a clock, you can see its inner workings. Tribute is paid to those Canadians who have... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Easily Ottawa's most memorable building sits smack in the middle of the Parliament Buildings on Parliament Hill. Best seen from Wellington street. Apparently a popular destination for tourists, secure to ticket early in the morning if you want to make it to the top before the end of the day.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This tower is the highest point on the parliament hill, it is not very high as one would compare other towers in the world. Ottawa skyline is not very high, the tower being on top of the hill and the highest point in downtown Ottawa, it offers a view of 360 degrees including Gatineau, Québec and the mountains beyond. The... More

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Kamloops, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We did a tour of the centre block and then went up the peace tower after the tour. You get a very good view of Ottawa from the top. When you go back down you should visit the Memorial Chamber. It is a memorial to those canadians who gave their lives in the W.W. 1.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Did this on the review of the Parliament Buildings. Don't leave Ottawa WITH OUT EXPERIENCING IT. See our gorgeous city from an excellent outlook. Walk around outside too and overlook the Ottawa River. Take time to notice the monuments.

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