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Peace Tower

Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A2, Canada
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Ranked #7 of 141 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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Charlottesville, VA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Price was free, the wait in line was 30+ minutes. Perhaps we were there when school kids and many other tour groups overlapped.

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Windsor, Canada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
56 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Although when we went up the Peace Tower there was a line for the elevator, it was definitely worth the wait. The view from the tower were great. Be sure to check this out if you're in the area. It's free and doesn't take too long.

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CANADA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

like it. great view of the city its an add on to the parliament tour. go view of the city in general

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Moscow, Russia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Tower is in the Parliament, it's 100 meters tall. Luckily there is an elevator. And it's worth going there. The view of Ottawa is amasing! Unfortunately the elevator is very small and it can take you much time to stay in line.

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Whilst there is a line to go up, it is a "cool" thing to do and the views from the top make it worth while, even on a cloudy day!

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NJ
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87 reviews 87 reviews
29 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It's a free self guided tour & no need for timed tickets. Be prepared for a wait as access is through elevator only and there is a capacity of 7 visitors per ride up or down. Try to stand near the elevator's back door and there is a see-through panel so you can watch the 3 sizes of carillon bells.... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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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24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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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