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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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Makes you proud to be Canadian!

Take the time to walk around the outside of the complex and admire the majesty of the setting - the stone used is majestic and the setting by the river is inspiring! The Eternal... read more

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Port Perry, Canada
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Take the time to walk around the outside of the complex and admire the majesty of the setting - the stone used is majestic and the setting by the river is inspiring! The Eternal Flame punctuates the Vista. The tour guide for Parliament was very knowledgeable and witty.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The tour itself was alright.You have to get a free ticket for the tour from an office across the road before you actually go on the tour. That said, you can choose what time you want to go and get a ticket ahead of time and go do something else for a while. Leave time to go through security. Our... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

With students using the room for mock parliamentary stuff, we weren't able to get so much as a peak at this historic room. A window into that room should be a bare minimum. Great tour, but a bit rushed. Despite this, every Canadian Travel Monger should include this free tour on their to-do list while in Ottawa. Surprise, surprise, not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was really the best part of my visit to Ottawa. There were some stairs to climb, and a fair bit of walking, but barring that, it was amazing. The tour guide was really informative and the architecture alone is really breathtaking. You must go up to the Peace Tower and admire the views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must see to understand the nation and feel the history. The hill forms a nice scenery especially in the sunset and at night when all lights are on.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You will fall in love with the architecture. Few recommendations: Take the free tour tickets from the front gate opposite to the building. Arrive 20 mins before the tour start time as you will have to go through airport style security check. Once the tour guide starts speaking you will get in the groove. My guide Zach was the coolest... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're traveling to Ottawa, this is one of the spots you must see. It's a beautiful building surrounded by nice scenery. They sometimes have late night light shows, you'll have to check the time online

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great free tour. Get tickets early for more time choices. The trip up the tower was worth the wait. Great view from the top!

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went with my family that lives in the USA and it was just beautiful, i little cold but non the less just amazing. I recommend at least once

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Delta,British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took the guided tour of the parliament buildings. It was very interesting and well presented. It was nice to see where our government works.

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