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Address: Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6, Canada
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+1 613-996-0896
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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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Couldn't visit Ottawa and not see this

We took the free tour of the parliament buildings. The tour at around 90 min was longer than we thought it would be but I really enjoyed it. Definitely worth doing.

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Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We took the free tour of the parliament buildings. The tour at around 90 min was longer than we thought it would be but I really enjoyed it. Definitely worth doing.

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Innisfail, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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Went there in April and it appears to be getting a makeover. And then there was the miserable rainy weather that didn't add much to the experience. Would recommend to everyone to ONLY visit Ottawa and Parliament Hill in the summer.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing Canadiana. Makes me very proud of our country. The light show in the evenings is amazing!!! And often not over crowded.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were fortunate enough to get the 45-minute tour of Centre Block. We were able to see the Senate and House of Commons because Parliament wasn't sitting. There are some extraordinary carvings in the stone part of the building and lovely stained glass work. The library is original wood and survived the fire of the early 1900s--it's very ornate and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Canadian parliament while in Ottawa. It was very good and the guide was knowledgeable The library was particularly good

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I highly recommend a visit to Centre Block on Parliament Hill before the rehabilitation of Centre Block ( commencing late in 2018). After that the Hill will change but programs will be ongoing. Book a tour ( often available). The library is stunning. At noon you can hear the Dominion Carillonneur play a 15-20 minute recital from the Peace Tower.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

it was a great experience. beautiful buildings. helpful staff. the Library is amazing. never seen such beautiful masterpiece woodwork. the who trip is amazing

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a guided visit which was very instructive and our guide was friendly. We also had the pleasure of seeing and listening to a bag pipe band ...amazing!

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very beautiful building, we visited in a winter day. The snow was failing into disrepair. So you can enter it is necessary to make a reservation.

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Waterdown, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I just recently visited Ottawa. We're from Toronto and thought it'd be a nice idea to get away for a bit since the weather was getting nicer and we wanted to avoid crossing the border so we thought Ottawa would be a great idea. I've been to Ottawa before when I was younger and so had he... More 

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