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Peace Tower

Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A2, Canada
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Ranked #9 of 144 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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Brockville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

After doing the Parliament tour make sure you visit the Peace Tower. You may have to wait in line as only 7 people are allowed up the elevator at the same time. There is great views of Ottawa and the surrounding areas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Right after you take the basic parliament tour, make sure you ask where the line is for the peace tower. You have to wait since there is only one small elevator to the top and the top only holds about twenty people. Still a must see.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is at the end of the visit to the Parliament buildings. There was a little wait but it is worth while as the views form the top are excellent.

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Mayfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had a gorgeous view of the city and a touch of the province of Quebec. We had a local with us who was unaware of the ability to go up and take some nice photos. Guards are very informative and nice, as well. The elevator takes you up and I can't think of any liabilities here.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Extremely disappointed to be herded in line for the pleasure of waiting forever to see a view of Ottawa. At least it was free!,

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Don't miss viewing the Ottawa skyline from the highest point in the city. The staff are great while the sites and history will blow you away.

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

View from peace Tower are amazing. I will take the entire parliament tour just to see the view from the tower again

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We did the Parliament Building tour ( you must get tickets early in the day across the street at the glass building with the ? on it ) because they go quickly. The tour takes about 40 minutes and at the end you can go up into the Peace Tower. The elevator only holds about 8 people so the wait... More

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The peace tower is amazing! Great view of Ottawa! It's free to go up so why not go and visit. The only thing was there were long lines to get I to Parliament House and then to get up to the peace tower. Once you're up there rememeber to look up to see the clock face! A great tip from... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We arrived too late for the guided tours of Parliament, but the very helpful guards directed us to the Peace Tower. We were able to wander around to get the "flavor" of the Parliament buildings through the limited self-guided tours, and the free brochures gave us a run-down of the history of the buildings and the Canadian system of government.... More

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