We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (4,252)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“parliament hill”(836 reviews)
“free tour”(257 reviews)
Three Gothic Revival-style buildings, located on a 170-foot bluff overlooking the Ottawa River, house the offices of the members of Parliament, the House of Commons and the Senate. Free guided tours delve into Canadian history and explain the...more
111 Wellington St, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6, Canada
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Parliament Hill and Buildings
from $27.93
More Info
from $21.50
More Info
from $106.50
More Info
from $47.50
More Info
Reviews (6,670)
Filter reviews
5,232 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews parliament hill across the street free tour question period light show center block clock tower guided tour security check eternal flame beautiful architecture main building canadian government memorial chamber wellington street great tour ottawa river
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 5,232 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

Did the free guided tour of Parliament,this November.I highly recommend you do this.Its not that in depth,and not at all boring( as you might expect,parliament tour to be)I was so very surprised at how absolutely beautiful the Parliament buildings are.Honestly,you feel like you are in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gen65
Reviewed 3 days ago

Me and my dad went there with a tour group. It was interesting seeing the place but didn't have time to walk around so I will go again to see it properly.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank kelly11584
Reviewed 3 days ago

There was a long line up for tickets to get a tour of the Parliament. I waited 45 minutes on a Friday morning with a bit of showers but it was worth it.(summer time) The library was the most memorable, reminded me of the Harry...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jeff c
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Magnificant and wonderful view for photography from many angles. The turquoise color was amazing. A must see place in Ottawa.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rosa N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Iconic and historical, centre block is a must see Ottawa destination. If you can somehow wrangle an invite to the upstairs dining room, all the better! There are strict rules about sitting in on question period, and many security people to enforce them, but the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank z2000000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very fun to see the history of Canada and witness it’s government buildings… This is a must see in Ottawa and we were very impressed with the friendliness of the staff and the ease of viewing the government in action

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank christophersR130UM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely area to visit and walk around and for taking pictures. Did this with a Newmarket group tour and stayed for a few hours. Impressive open space. A must see

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sawbograham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is a must see for anyone visiting Ottawa both from inside and outside. It is going to be closed for a very lengthy renovation (10yeard) do run for it while you can! our group had the very unexpected visit of the parliament speaker...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ImaneImz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

“A Constitution of Government once changed from freedom can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.” - John Adams . ❓Did you know that the Centre Block on Parliament Hill (shown here) is closing in January 2019 for renovations for 10-15 YEARS?!?!❓ ....More

Date of experience: November 2018
16  Thank jenabirdies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the tour en francais with a perfectly bilingual Quebecoise guide. Got all the interesting facts wit some witty side notes. Time passes quickly as you see the inner workings, art and architecture of the place.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rersey
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 73 nearby hotels
Fairmont Chateau Laurier
3,630 reviews
.23 miles away
Sheraton Ottawa Hotel
881 reviews
.28 miles away
Capital Hill Hotel & Suites
853 reviews
.28 miles away
ARC The Hotel
1,403 reviews
.32 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 3,145 nearby restaurants
339 reviews
.20 miles away
308 reviews
.20 miles away
D’Arcy McGee’s
605 reviews
.20 miles away
The Bier Markt
472 reviews
.20 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 607 nearby attractions
Parliament Hill
2,406 reviews
.00 miles away
National War Memorial
915 reviews
.22 miles away
Rideau Canal
4,809 reviews
.18 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Autumn h
October 11, 2018|
Response from c0mpassi0nate | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure.
September 3, 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Louanne C | Reviewed this property |
You have to book the day you are visiting. Don’t worry there are plenty of tickets. Try to get your tickets in the morning.
Yogita R
May 18, 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Climber697867 | Reviewed this property |
According to the website, for self guided option You can only visit Peace tower & memorial chamber. We went there last summer and unfortunately no tickets available that time. We were able to enter parliament last... More