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Address: 111 Wellington St, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6, Canada
Phone Number: 613-992-4793

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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Interesting visit

We visited the 'Hill' on a Saturday afternoon (Sept. 24) and spent an hour or so walking the grounds. While it was interesting to see the buildings and grounds, there is a LOT of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
William M
St. John's, Canada
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St. John's, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited the 'Hill' on a Saturday afternoon (Sept. 24) and spent an hour or so walking the grounds. While it was interesting to see the buildings and grounds, there is a LOT of construction and renovations being done in preparation for the 150th anniversary celebrations. One major disappointment was the fact the National War Memorial is completely closed off... More 

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Dundas, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took the great tour of the Centre Block. Highlight was the beautiful parliamentary library. After the tour we went & sat through Question Period in the House of Commons. Interesting to see the House in action. Tickets are free but you need to get in line early to get the tour & time you want. Worth the wait in line.

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Vancouver, British Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

People were very friendly and helpful. Rideau Canal and locks fascinating. Parliament buildings interesting though in process of being upgraded hence difficult to photograph with scaffolding, etc. War Museum powerful and emotional experience. Civilization Museum architecturely fascinating. ? Thursday free bus ride from airport (useful info.) - check though. Wednesday (?) free bus ride for seniors. Hop on/hop off definitely... More 

Thank Nancy B
Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I expected this to be the highlight of our tour, and seeing the Parliament buildings was exciting, the tour was a huge disappointment. We waited in line for about a half hour to get the free tickets, which wasn't too bad. Our tour time was for 12:50 and it started right on time. We were warned that getting through security... More 

Thank Barbara W
Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am going to start my review by saying that the ticketing process to do the actual tours is idiotic, in that you line up and hope to get tickets. Nice that they are free, I get that they are trying to be fair, but why can’t a person register online? They are basically saying your time is not worth... More 

Thank RCM337
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Tried 1 day to get in, but they didn't have any tickets left, so we had to go back the next day...so glad I did!!! We got there at 930am and got tickets and truly enjoyed this tour! So much interesting facts that you may have or may have not known. The view from the tower was spectacular!! This was... More 

Thank Lily W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Living in Ottawa, I think many people walk past the natural beauty of our countries Parliament buildings. However if you take the time to stop by and explore you'll be impressed by its beauty. The Parliament Hill is very open when you compare it to our southern neighbours. There are many police around however but no where else can you... More 

Thank Esther T
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is lots to see here from statues, heritage buildings and construction for the 150 next year. In the summer there is a laser light show depicting the history of Canada on the front of the building which was very good

Thank JohnStormy01
Duiven (The Netherlands)
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the music/ light show in the evening. What a experience! Best history lesson ever about Canada!

Thank Gerrie67
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

With only one full day in Ottawa, we picked a tour of Parliament and the Peace Tower based on trip advisor reviews and ended up frustrated and disappointed. Arriving in the city, we made a quick stop at the info desk across the street from Parliament to get advice on which tour would be best and how to get tickets.... More 

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