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Peace Tower

Address: Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A2, Canada
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Ranked #9 of 250 things to do in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation decks & towers, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Observation decks & towers, Sights & Landmarks

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Ottawa being my home town, I took the obligatory tour of the Parliament Buildings and Peace Tower in grade 3 with my class and didn't really go back inside for another 40 years, when I finally decided to take my young son to see the Peace Tower. It was a very meaningful experience for both of us. The great, stone... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Well, we had some issues with my husband forgetting about the phone in his back pocket, and then an elusive torch long buried in the bottom of an old backpack (very amusing), but once we got through the security checks and up to tower it was worth the hassle. This is a free attraction which makes it even better, and... More 

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Carp, Ontario
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I went with my boyfriend to see the Parliament building and one of the things we did was go up the Peace Tower. It was worth the wait to see the fantastic views. The windows were a little dirty/foggy which didn't make for good quality pictures but just looking with your eyes....wow. Don't miss the memorial room on your way... More 

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Newmarket
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Absolutely breathtaking views, a must visit for your trip to the capital. We got to climb down the stairs as the elevator went out of order suddenly. The kids loved it though.

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Buckhorn, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Great views, however, some of the windows have lost their vacuum so hard to see or take a picture through.

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Toronto, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

You have to wait for people to come down as small groups go up. We usually choose not to wait, but the view is quite nice from the top.

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Fantastic view of the frozen canal, could even see the skaters.You can see the bells as you take the elevator up through a glass panel. Be sure to stop in the memorial room on the way back down, recognizing all the major wars Canadians have fought in.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This was probably the highlight of the tour, even though it was independently done prior to the tour I had of parliament. Really amazing view, and very well laid out with how to identify other significant buildings that are visible. The architecture was gorgeous, and staff do not rush you. Some areas are hard to squish into in order to... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

While you are on the Parliament Hill, you have to visit the Peace Tower. You can enter the building even if you do not have a ticket for guided tour. My suggestion would be to get there early (before the change of guard), so that you don't have to stand in a long lineup, as they are very long after... More 

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Maryland
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Try to go early to see the Tower for it tends to get very crowded the later you go. Enter the tour at the base of the Tower. You can opt to get a time-slot to visit Parliament or go see the Tower. It's a quick elevator ride up to the Tower but there's a line to wait for the... More 

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