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Supreme Court of Canada

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Address: 301 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0J1, Canada
Phone Number: 613-947-5651
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This imposing building houses the highest court in Canada and is open to...

This imposing building houses the highest court in Canada and is open to the public for tours.

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We decided to take the Supreme Court tour and it was very interesting. The tour is free and the groups entering the building were not large so maybe this is not so well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
528jean
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Andover, United Kingdom
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Andover, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We decided to take the Supreme Court tour and it was very interesting. The tour is free and the groups entering the building were not large so maybe this is not so well publicised. Our guide explained the history of the building including the issue about the official opening date - one to listen for. We were taken into one... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We weren't expecting to tour of SCC, but it beckoned. We're glad we did. First, it provided some welcome air conditioning on a hot and humid day. Second, the building is beautiful inside. The main court room is being renovated so we didn't see it, but we did see the Federal Court of Appeal and listened to a presentation on... More 

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Thank SteveMcD4
Gilbert, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's an OK building built in an OK location. We never got inside,though I'm not sure if that would have changed anything. Good for people who would be more enthralled with buildings.

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Thank Lenjoyce1
Dominican Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with my family and we make the tour. Is a 25 minutes presentation where the show you how the justice works in Canada. Very clear and entertaining way to learn the way justice works. The architecture is nice too. And is free.

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Thank Jcramirez1
Belle River, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We happened to stumble upon the tour of the Supreme Court. Lucky for us, no one showed up for the french tour so my husband and I got our own personal tour. Unfortunately the Supreme Court room is under renovation but we did see the Federal Court of Appeals. Some interesting artifacts and architecture.

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Thank Melissa B
Durham, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful impressive building from the outside, love the columns borrows a bit of design from greek temples

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Thank chickandbeast
Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting building to tour. For those with an interest in the law it is a must see. If you are lucky you'll see fossils in the stone floor. Hint: they can be found in the main entrance floor to the left of the building. That should keep the kids busy.

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Thank AzzurroSI
Brampton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An informative insight into the legal system of Canada. Get to see the two top courts, where laws are tested, and some older laws refreshed by the courts.

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Thank Charles B
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A relatively modern building in classic style. The interior is stunning & visitors may join a tour of the courts for free.

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Waterloo, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being Canada Day and free admission, the place was very busy. Unfortunately I could not hear half the remarks from the speakers because either the room had a ladies' washroom at the front and people were constantly going to the WC and the speakers who were soft spoken did not wear a microphone, so information was very quiet and both... More 

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