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Parliament Hill and Buildings

111 Wellington St, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6, Canada
+1 613-996-0896
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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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111 Wellington St, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6, Canada
+1 613-996-0896
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Decided to go on this trip on the recommendation of a Canadian Police Officer. The Tourist Office give out free tour tickets. The tour lasts no more than an hour including going through airport style security. You get to see the Commons, the Senate and...More

Thank smp110
Reviewed 2 days ago

The current house of commons will close and not reopen for tours for another 20 years. See it while you can. The green chamber is moving to the West block. The rest of the center block will remain open for tours as usual. Always a...More

Thank Pierre L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well run, so many people to help, interesting, beautiful grounds and buildings. Loved the statues. The library is spectacular. Senate and House of Commons interesting. Go visit!

Thank Heidi S
Reviewed 2 days ago

An excellent tour of our parliament building with a knowledgeable enthusiastic guide. An excellent summary of our parliamentary system in Canada. A must see for all Canadians!

Thank RetiredOrthopod
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Parliament hill is so amazing. When you visit ottawa it is a must stop. You can see many statues from the past leaders of our great country

Thank James S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were amazed that you could get so close to government buildings, unlike the US. We didn't go into the buildings because of time; many places we went were closed off for concerts.

Thank buzz022016
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When we were there some of the buildings had scaffolding on them, but this did not detract from the beautiful architecture and majesty of these buildings. We went on a tour of the Parliament house. Expect to have bags searched & strict security to enter,...More

Thank sm05060
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We walked around this area and WOW. It was so beautiful to look at all these historical buildings. The architectural details are stunning. We were hoping to see a boat coming through the locks but no such luck. I would definitely suggest walking around this...More

Thank ke_jayhawk
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful buildings with lots of history, worth the effort getting tickets. Great tour guide made history come to life! Make sure you get your tickets early in the day, English tours often book up by Noon. The Tower is a fun end to the tour,...More

Thank lindakimberley
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a very I interesting tour of this lovely building. So similar to Westminster. Also went up the peace tower, similar to big Ben and saw fantastic views.

Thank Christine H
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I would like to take a ride in a boat on the Rideau Canal next week. How much is this and what type of boats do they use?
May 12, 2017|
Response from FCFireConsulting | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't know you could take a boat. I walked a lot of it and marvelled at the workmanship from 100 years ago. I am sure if they offer boat rides it must be on the internet. Again, sorry I could not answer it.
Sandra B
What time is the English tour
April 30, 2017|
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Response from peakdistricttravel | Reviewed this property |
They were very regular ours was 1230 By the way it's free all you need to do is collect a timed ticket from the office on the other side of the road
I tried calling but the message says the office is closed. No where on their website has info that will answer this question. If you are going with a family of 8, do all have to be there to get the tickets or can one person line up and get the 8 tickets? Thanks
December 26, 2016|
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Response from Dwf0508 | Reviewed this property |
One person can get them!