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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 am going to start my review by saying that the ticketing process to do the actual tours is idiotic, in that you line up and hope to get tickets. Nice that they are free, I get... read more

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Edmonton, Canada
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am going to start my review by saying that the ticketing process to do the actual tours is idiotic, in that you line up and hope to get tickets. Nice that they are free, I get that they are trying to be fair, but why can’t a person register online? They are basically saying your time is not worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tried 1 day to get in, but they didn't have any tickets left, so we had to go back the next day...so glad I did!!! We got there at 930am and got tickets and truly enjoyed this tour! So much interesting facts that you may have or may have not known. The view from the tower was spectacular!! This was... More 

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Thank Lily W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Living in Ottawa, I think many people walk past the natural beauty of our countries Parliament buildings. However if you take the time to stop by and explore you'll be impressed by its beauty. The Parliament Hill is very open when you compare it to our southern neighbours. There are many police around however but no where else can you... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is lots to see here from statues, heritage buildings and construction for the 150 next year. In the summer there is a laser light show depicting the history of Canada on the front of the building which was very good

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Duiven (The Netherlands)
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the music/ light show in the evening. What a experience! Best history lesson ever about Canada!

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Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

With only one full day in Ottawa, we picked a tour of Parliament and the Peace Tower based on trip advisor reviews and ended up frustrated and disappointed. Arriving in the city, we made a quick stop at the info desk across the street from Parliament to get advice on which tour would be best and how to get tickets.... More 

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Brockville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Parliament buildings beautiful as always. They are doing extensive renovations to the buildings and surrounding sights so be aware that you won't be able to go around the buildings to see the Rideau Canal /river but still well worth going to see

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great way to experience Canadian history ! Very interesting and can really spend most of the day there if you also go watch question period. We were lucky that the prime minster was there that day. Would put it on the list if you are going to be in Ottawa, lovely park near by.

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Bavaria, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Parliament Hill is where you have the Parliament, Supreme Court, a Fairmont castle hotel and the Rideau Canal... all there together! a very interesting place to take pictures, especially from the Parliament if you can catch the flame burning in front of it, as well as the Rideau canal...

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We didn't go inside but admired from outside. There are places to sit and the lawn looked like a great place to relax on.

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