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Address: 111 Wellington St, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6, Canada
Phone Number: 613-992-4793
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Three Gothic Revival-style buildings, located on a 170-foot bluff...

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 workings of the political system.

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I live in Ottawa and this is defiantly the place to visit. Just the exterior look stunningly nice. If you time it right you can see the flag change, changing of the guard and much... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I live in Ottawa and this is defiantly the place to visit. Just the exterior look stunningly nice. If you time it right you can see the flag change, changing of the guard and much more. If your a tourist this is a place to go. Also during summer there is a show called northern light. If you can you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We did 2 tours. You need to get the free tickets in the morning from opposite the parliament building. Amazing buildings and excellent historical knowledge given by the guides in the main building and the East wing. We really enjoyed both tours. We went on a hot day so got out of the heat. This would be an excellent way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely to tour around. Walking. We stayed outside but have been in in the past. Son wanted to know if he could have pic taken with Justin T.

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Saint John, Canada
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Tours start at 9 am for the Parliament buildings. We arrived at 9;10 to get tickets and stood in line for almost an hour. So worth the wait however. We did the East Block as well as the Center Block. It took all day, so make sure you have comfortable shoes. Peace tower and Memorial hall are also very moving.... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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The architecture in the buildings are spectacular. It reminded me of the houses of Parliament in London. They do a light show at 9.30pm at night which we missed but I'm sure it would have been good to see.

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Prince Albert, Canada
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Always enjoy a visit to Parliament Hill. Even though there is a lot of renovations going on, the visit is still enjoyable. This year we had the pleasure of seeing a nightly light show telling the story of our country. The light show presentation was at night and used Parliament Hill as the big screen. On two nights of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The stonework on these buildings is really something to see. The detail taken on every surface really makes stands out when it comes to a house of government. The access granted to the public to be able to wander through the property or sit on the lawns (or do yoga) is unique.

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Unlike other places for tourists weekends are slower in Ottawa. at 10AM during the week you will have a 2 hour wait for tickets, which are free. Saturday when we walked by at 10 it was about 15 minutes, go figure. if you are there during the week arrive about 8:30 AM. Get you tickets across the road from Parliament,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The entire area is amazing from the openness of the grounds to the architecturally marvelous buildings. Take your time as you view it in its splendor. The small protest groups are an additional added attraction. There is a heavy presence of security which is understandable due to recent events. Also as the city is preparing for it's 150 year anniversary... More 

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Northern lights show is terrific .Worth going to see. Also you can get tickets for a tour.Not far from Rideau centre and the Shaw centre.

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