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

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I was able to look up the name of my deceased uncle who died in action during World War 2. The agent was incredibly respectful and dedicated to his work. He went out of his way... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Campbellton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

What can I say, they figured out a way to keep visitors from out-of-town out. You need to get one of the free tickets that allows you to visit, but they're only available on-site at 9AM. I live in Montreal so I would need to leave home at 6AM to get there on time.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

After standing in line for 2 groups to obtain tickets to visit both parliament and peace tower, we had chosen to visit the last tour at 16:40. Following the Center block tour we were advised that the Peace Tower was closed and had been since 3 pm. As it is daily. We were not advised of this when we obtained... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I was able to look up the name of my deceased uncle who died in action during World War 2. The agent was incredibly respectful and dedicated to his work. He went out of his way for us. Thank you Paul!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

It's free and worth it!!! You need to get tickets to enter the tour...the day of the tour is the day you line up for tickets at a scheduled location. My husband lined up at 830am for an hour and we were scheduled to tour at1230pm... Full of info , well worth it! We were able to walk through Parliament... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Get your free tix across the street at the building with the ? on it. You can see all over for miles on a clear day. Then ask about sitting in on the Senate, you don't need a tix for this, like you do the House of Commons. But don't expect all the Senators to be paying attention to the... More 

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Newmarket, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I have come to Ottawa three times and each time could not go up the Peace Tower. The elevator is "temperamental" I was told on this visit. After I asked, I was told there was no way to know in advance if the elevator would be working or not. You just have to drive/fly there and take your chances. What... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If you are going to see the Parliament buildings you have to get yourself on top of the Peace Tower. The view is exquisite but the close encounter with the bells and its technology is very interesting from the early age of a primary school student to your mother who may have never been to Ottawa! This is a must.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The Peace Tower is a very respectful shrine to the soldiers of Canada. All campaigns are recognised. The beautiful calligraphy in the books listing the soldiers names is a sight to behold. To be there when the bells toll makes it a complete experience. Tack this on to a tour of Parliament for the total visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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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