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Supreme Court of Canada

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This imposing building houses the highest court in Canada and is open to the public for tours.
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301 Wellington St, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0J1, Canada
Byward Market Area
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Reviewed February 17, 2019

Being located near parliament hill, I usually bring friends who've never visited Ottawa before to this location.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank whileitravel
N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2019

Thank you for sharing your comments with us! Please note that members of the public may partake in a guided tour of the Supreme Court of Canada. Visitors may also sit in on a hearing whenever the court is in session between the months of...More

Reviewed December 31, 2018

We were fortunate to get a tour of the Supreme Court and would highly recommend doing this if you have a chance. The tour takes approx. 20 to 30 minutes and is quite informative.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lynn M
N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review of your guided tour at the Supreme Court of Canada! Please note that members of the public are also welcome to sit in on a hearing whenever the Court is in session between...More

Reviewed November 16, 2018

If you are going to hear a case make sure that you get there 8.30 am as there is often a line up...all very interesting to listen to the hearing where you will listen to Canada's best..the building is stunning marble and just wonderful...we are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2018

Thank you for your very positive review of the Supreme Court of Canada! Should you wish to visit the Court again in the future, we invite you to take part in a 30 minute guided tour. Please note that from September to April, guided tours...More

Reviewed November 11, 2018

We had a great visit to the Supreme Court building and had a great tour guide. It was nice to see the actual chamber where our laws are challenged.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bobbdn
N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to comment on the Supreme Court of Canada building! We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed your visitor experience here at the Court. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed October 18, 2018

It's a must to visit. Especially with what is going on in the wold today. Make sure you walk around the back of the building too as their are some great views of Parliament and the West Block

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank P B
N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2018

Thank you for the positive review! We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit of the Supreme Court of Canada. We hope that you visit the Court again soon!

Reviewed October 6, 2018

While this tour is only for 30 minutes, it is jam-packed with information about how the court functions - both the Supreme Court and the federal court It is a beautiful building. There is a private room with pictures of all justices who have served...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your visitor experience with us. We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour of the Supreme Court of Canada! We hope that you visit the Court again soon!

Reviewed October 2, 2018

I was here after hours so unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to really take it in, but the pictures I was able to take turned out amazing! This is one very cool building. Not too mention the statues on the side....go to find out...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

Thank you for sharing your comments with us! We’re glad you took advantage of your brief visit of the exterior of the building. It’s unfortunate that you couldn’t partake in one of our guided tours offered upon reservation during the day. We hope that you...More

Reviewed October 1, 2018

My partner emailed them in order to visit this place located right across the road from our hotel however what we got in return was a rather short and strange reply on Monday the 17th of September saying they were not organising tours on that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

We value visitor satisfaction and, therefore, sincerely apologize for the miscommunication. It is unfortunate that you didn’t have the opportunity to visit the Court. From September to April, guided tours are done by reservation only. Hoping this won’t deter you from visiting the Court in...More

Reviewed September 14, 2018

There was no one else there when we went in. Security was extremely friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, an actual guided tour was not until later in the day, however; we still enjoyed the opportunity to look at the displays and architecture.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

Thank you for sharing your comments with us! We’re glad you took advantage of visiting the Supreme Court of Canada building. It’s unfortunate that you couldn’t partake in the guided tour scheduled for later in the day. From September to April, guided tours are done...More

Reviewed August 30, 2018

Great tour of the building. Our guide, Matt, did a great job explaining the history, architecture and symmetry of the building and then also breaking down the judicial system here in Canada. He also graciously answered our many many questions that we had during the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Christian G
N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Thank you for the very positive review! We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed your guided tour of the Supreme Court of Canada! We will be sure to pass on this message to our Tour Guide. We hope that you return to visit...More

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Honeywoot
March 21, 2017|
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Response from TorontoToStart | Reviewed this property |
I apologize for the lack of response. I was unaware there was a question. Alas I cannot answer either, as I walked to the court house - I didn't have a car while in Ottawa. Cheers
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annaem1
August 2, 2016|
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Response from hildenley | Reviewed this property |
There is quite a large parking area in front which on a Sunday was empty - not sure how it would be weekdays when courts are in session.
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