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Address: 111 Wellington Street, 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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Ottawa In the Summer time

This is a very important part of out Canada history. Well worth the visit. Also in Dec the Christmas lights and the nightly projection show on the buildings is amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very important part of out Canada history. Well worth the visit. Also in Dec the Christmas lights and the nightly projection show on the buildings is amazing.

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Branford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

These buildings are a wonder to behold. Brilliant architecture will amaze you. Just stand and look at the beautiful details. Truely a work of art that gives even a non Canadian citizen a sense of pride in the work that occurs there. We had the pleasure of visiting on a perfect summer day. The grounds and park surrounding the buildings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was great. We saw the changing of the guard, walked the grounds. Beautiful. To tour Parliament and/or the Peace Tower, you need a ticket (free) from a building across the street. You get slotted to start your tour at any point within an hour assigned. Got tickets about 10:30 for the Peace Tower only and could tour right away.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went and visited parliament hill and buildings in october and january. In october we visited mostly parliament hill and the parliament, throughout the parcour you can see the several bullet holes from the recents attacks and learn how people managed on that day. The library has marks and a history of its own. This magnificient library has glassed floors... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were lucky to be there during the Sound and Light show. It's free show and you can enjoy a wonderful day at Parliament Hill. Plan a half day trip and preferably in the afternoon.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Canadian Parliament is without doubt one of the most beautiful buildings anywhere. It is steeped in history and everyone should get tickets across Wellington Street for as many tours as possible. Be sure to get there around 8 in the morning as they run out of tickets quickly. What makes the hill to memorable are the guides themselves. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was my first time and I enjoyed it very much. I have always wanted to visit. I didn't want to leave when we got there.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are not so many historical buildings in Canada. Parliament is one of them; you can't miss it when you are in Ottawa. Monumental castle with palace elements and some decorations. Great view from the tower on the city and the river, amazing library. It may impress you if you're Canadian and if you haven't visited Europe yet (which have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are free tours and we learned so much about our government and history. The grounds are beautiful. Wear comfortable shoes; there's lots to see around Ottawa. The lines were too long in July for us but we came up another year in December; there were carols playing by the Parliament bells and we had a personal tour (no lines).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were there at 11am and all the quotas for guided tours were filled up and we were asked to return the following day. The outside was beautiful and they were playing the Mickey song with the chimes of the building. Would've loved to be able to see the inside.

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