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Peace Tower

Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A2, Canada
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Ranked #7 of 139 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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Durham, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

The Peace Tower can be seen from much of Ottawa and Gatineau. There's no doubt that the tower has a certain allure. Some call it Canada's Big Ben, but I prefer to think of it as a national icon and inspiration. "Peace." It's important to keep that word in mind.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

beautiful tower dedicated to fallen soldiers with commanding views of city and river, must see in Ottawa

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Irondequoit, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Provides and excellent view in all directions. The top is spacious. They control the number of people at the top so you can see the views quickly and leave to make room for others.

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Dallas, Texas
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Peace Tower is located in the middle of Parliament Hill and Buildings. One can go to Peace Tower using an elevator. The views from the top of the Peace Tower was breathtaking. it is really beautiful.

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canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

the service was friendly and quick , the food was good, I had leek and chicken pot pie , it would be really good on cold day, other meak was pulled pork sandwich - it was ok but the hand cut fries were excellnt

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Herts UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Given the title of the review why would you not do this. Great photo opportunities too. Airport style security to get into the building and the tower is closed during the changing of the guard 1000 - 1030

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Staines, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The glass elevator is a photo opportunity in its own right and it is well worth a whistle stop tour to get some fabulous photos and views of the city and river below

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Ronneby, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I enjoyed taking the elevator up the the top and watch the bells on the way up. I also enjoyed the whole area where you can have an almost 360 degree view over the city. The only negative is that the windows can be a bit dirty. I mean, the main reason to go up there is to have a... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Even if you don't have time for any museums or tours, take the quick trip up the Peace Tower. It's a fantastic view over the Parliament Buildings and other points of interest in Ottawa and across the river in Quebec. The back wall of the elevator is glass so you can see the giant bells that ring the time from... More

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Canada
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The Peace Tower is one of my favourite things about Ottawa. We stood in front of the Centennial Flame and listened to the clock chime at midnight feeling very blessed to live in Canada. And remarking that there was only one, count them, one RCMP car cruising around our nations Capitol Hill. Check out the Whitehouse and compare that number.... More

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