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Peace Tower

Address: Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A2, Canada
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Ranked #6 of 119 Attractions 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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Winnipeg, Canada
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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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26 helpful votes 26 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We were lucky in that we caught a space when the crowds had died slightly. Normally you can queue for up to an hour apparently... We were lucky to be there for just 20 minutes. The tour itself is interesting and educational but the real treat is the view from Peace Tower. (If you're tall enough to see out the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Expect a bit of a line both outside and inside. You also need to go through security, including a metal detector. I would not take very young kids but older kids with a bit of patience would be fine. The lines moved along enough to keep us from feeling "stuck". The Peace Tower, which you access by stairs and a... More 

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Withcott
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

It is a must to go up the Peace tower if you do a tour of Parliament house. The 360° views from the top are spectacular. Just a warning, it can be quite busy at the top in peak seasons so just need to be a bit patient and push in when it's your turn to see the view...lol

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Ravensburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

During high season there's quiet a number of visitors queuing up but it's worth waiting, excellent 360° view of the city.

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This is where the heart of our nation beats. The view from the Peace Tower is one that every Canadian should experience at least once in their life.

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Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is something to see when going to see the Peace tower. You'll learn about the history of our Canadian fathers how they help build our country and seeing a beautiful view of Ottawa . A worth seeing and free over the summer months.

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Woodstock, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Peace Tower is a must when visiting the Parliament buildings. There are 360 marvellous views of Ottawa, the river and rapids, and Hull, QC. The line may be long as there is just one elevator so allow time for the visit.

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