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Peace Tower

Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A2, Canada
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Ranked #6 of 145 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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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Very good views of the entire city. Worth a look although it was full of children running around. So I guess a good thing for family! The fun facts are interesting.

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Everybody who was to the CN-Tower (over 30 bugs) in Toronto will appreciate the nice view that is here for free!!!

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Suffield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The tour was about 45 minutes, excellent guide Sam, the building is amazingly beautiful (especially the library) and the views from the tower are spectacular. Would highly recommend (free too) to any visitor.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

We went up the tower after a tour. Didn't have to wait long - a few minutes and the view of Ottawa was wonderful (it was a clear sort of day). There was a tribute to service personnel with a moving ceremony at 11am - try and get there at that time to view the "page turning". A must do... More

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Pickering, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We went before the parliament building tour. No crowd going up to it, nor at the observation level. Guide in the elevator gave us info on the way up. Only unfortunate thing was the rain. And it was superb to go there BEFORE the tour, because there was a long line-up after the tour.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The tour of Parliament was much longer than expected, but Peace Tower made it worth the effort. The tower itself is nice enough, but the views are Ottawa are stunning.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Must see, it is free could not believe it. Great views of the city and very worthwhile, staff very helpful and friedly.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Echoing off the other reviews, it was a great (albeit short) experience. We showed up at 845am and guaranteed we were in the first elevator going up. This was the tip of our trip! Only allocate around 5-10 minutes in the tower once you get up there. There are great views, and on clear sunny days you can see for... More

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Webster, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We arrived just after they opened (as soon as Changing of the Guards finished) and had to wait about 10-15 minutes. It was well worth the wait - the views are impressive, especially looking out over the Ottawa River towards Quebec. Definitely recommend this!

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CHARLESTOWN, RI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

If you go to the Parliament BLDG, do not miss going up the Peace Tower. You will be able to get a fantastic view of the city and great for taking pictures.

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