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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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Great place to tour

Whether you go in or out its a great place to have a look around The grounds and buildings are impressive. There is renovation works going on but this does not take away from... read more

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Whether you go in or out its a great place to have a look around The grounds and buildings are impressive. There is renovation works going on but this does not take away from the sights. If you want go in you can but you need to queue up for tickets in the office opposite the main building and across... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although, Parliment Hill and downtown Ottawa are busy with construction and renovations, it is still a great place to walk. There is Canadian music playing on speakers, and the parilment building has a light show around 10:PM nightly. The buildings are old and and still great to look at.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We (husband, wife, 11yr old boy) visited Parliament Hill and took the free tour of the Centre Block. Loved it. PROS 1 - its free, but you have to wait in a long line to get the free tickets. The ticket booth opens at 10AM, but get there early. 2 - a great sense of national pride wells up inside... More 

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Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

"Ottawa" is synonymous to this view of the water, Parliament structure and surrounding buildings. Beautiful in summer. A step away and you are in Quebec!

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Bandar Seri Begawan, null, Brunei
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to walk around - beautiful buildings, statues and loads of information about Canada to read about.

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the tour (it's free) inside the Parliament and it is a beautiful building. The library is the best thing of all , it´s really gorgeous . You can go up the tower and have a great view of the city..

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

During summer there is a laser light show which is displayed on the wall of the capital and fireworks going off behind. Family really enjoyed but suggest arriving 30-45 minutes before the show begins (varies by month) to get a good lawn viewing spot by throwing down a blanket. Rest rooms are to the right side as facing the capital.

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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My friend took me here the building is amazing !! They don't make buildings like this anymore !!! It's a great place to bring the family !!

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visiting the Parliament buildings really helps to understand what goes on behind the scenes of running a country and the history of Canada. We toured both the East Block and Center Block. Learned loads of things. Tickets are free, both go early because they run out by 10 am.

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

Gorgeous buildings with wonderful history. You MUST go very early and line up across the street from the buildings in order to get free tickets to get in - this is a pain. The tour was quite rushed, no stopping for photos or time to absorb much. I'd recommend touring twice if you have time.

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