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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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I loved the parliament hill and buildings. It's a must do when you are in Ottawa! You can walk, see the change of guards, take a lot of pictures.

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Brasilia, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I loved the parliament hill and buildings. It's a must do when you are in Ottawa! You can walk, see the change of guards, take a lot of pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although We had to take the French tour guide, I thought what was on show very fine, and interesting compared with the UK parliament. I especially liked the library building and the fine view from the top of the tower. All in all a pleasing and memorable visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Did the 10PM light show... great history mixed with entertainment. Saw changing of the guard, get there by 945AM to see them marching in for 10AM . We went on free Parlaiment tour -- get tickets early, before 10AM, on Wellington directly opposite Parlaiment, they run out sometimes, long lines. There are different Parlaiment tours, we went on Center tour,... More 

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Thank Jo N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must see! The buildings are beautiful and the tour of the center building is worth it. Just make sure you go early to get tickets. They are free but sell out quickly. Also get there a bit before 10 for the changing of the guard. Great experience to see.

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Ottawa, ON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fortissimo is a special evening event held each year for three days, this year July 21 to 23. We attended last night's production which began at 7:00 PM. The evening was warm and the "Hill" was crowded. The opening event started off with a parachute demonstration by the Canadian Forces skydiving team the "Sky Hawks". This began with a pass... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed watching debate in house. Looked for activity that would interest visitors and we decided to do this tour. Would return.

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

Absolutely a place to visit. A beautiful building full of history. The tour is free. Great views of Ottawa river from rear of the centre block.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're in Ottawa, this is absolutely is a must see! Make sure you see the "northern light" lightshow at 10pm!!! There is also a free guided tour in the buidlings but only before 4pm

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Government buildings can either be very boring, or they can make a statement. The parliament buildings make a statement. Beautiful old world look on the outside, Canada's history told with art on the inside. The library, the only section to survive the great fire, is absolutely amazing in it's beauty. Do remember though, it is a government facility and you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Even though everything is under some type of restoration for the 150 year celebration next year, it is still beautiful. The buildings that make up Parliament are amazing, don't forget to watch the changing of the guard on Parliament Hill, well worth seeing.

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