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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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The Parliament Buildings are such a wonderful place to visit. There is so much history there that every Canadian should go at least once in their lifetime.

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Kitchener, Canada
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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Parliament Buildings are such a wonderful place to visit. There is so much history there that every Canadian should go at least once in their lifetime.

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Strathroy, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good to do, for all Canadians and visitors. We were fortunate to overhear others talking about tickets for the tours. At least in the summer months, you must line up for tickets, starting at 9am. Tickets are gone by noon. I stood in line for about 30 minutes. When I reached the front, there were several options for tours and... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ottawa's downtown is not the most exciting out there - there are many separate zones (business district, Elgin, Sparks St, and the Byward Market) - the Parliament represents a nice, unionizing force. They are visible from most locations (if only via gaps in the buildings), but when you get close and get to bear witness to them, they are awe-inspiring.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't miss the free awesome nightly show that starts at 9:30 in August and 9 in Sept. Bring a throw to sit on the grass. Be there 15 mins earlier to get good spots.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Be sure to stop by the Parliament visitors center, directly across the street from the Parliament building, by 9 a.m. to get tickets for a tour that day. The building is impressive and the tour was informative and interesting. Definitely a must-do in Ottawa

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Horseheads, New York
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Enjoyed visiting the grounds and the night light show. Beautiful buildings! Recommend a stop over for those visiting Ottawa.

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Mitchell, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were in line at 8:15 the first day of our visit for first come first serve tour tickets. We decided to leave the line because there were more than 100 people in front of us and we had other things we wanted to do. I went back the next day at 7:30 and was the first person in line... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We toured the centre block including the Peace Tower. We watched the changing of the guard and were thrilled and surprised, as music teachers, to hear the wonderful brass band. Our tour guide, Gabriel was very knowledgeable and humorous! We were awed by the beauty of the building, especially the library. We wished we had a little more time there... More 

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Georgetown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lot to see at Parliament Hill, the buildings are amazing; the grounds are spectacular, the monuments and of course the various views. Unfortunately the changing of the guards was cancelled, due to the weather, however the evening before we watched the fireworks (amazing!) and the Light Show about the Canadian history projected on the Parliament Building and Peace Tower... More 

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

Great lights show by night from June to September on the Parliament Hill, as soon it is dark outside

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