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“Free Tours - Avoid the weekend”

Parliament Hill and Buildings
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Owner description: 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.
Elgin, Texas
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“Free Tours - Avoid the weekend”
Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

This review is based on my second visit in two years and since it is free I would recommend the tour to anyone visiting parliament hill. Get your tickets across the street, try to avoid in on weekend though as the lines can be very crowded. Hey, free is good.

Visited May 2013
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Alberta, Canada
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“Picturesque and always interesting”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

You never know who you will run into here. But as intersting as the machinations of parliment are the artisry and historical facts here are the true feature. Try to get tickets to sit in on question period and watch our elected representatives parry back & forth. Politics boring?? Not here

Visited April 2013
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New York City, New York
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“morning parade is great”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

marching bands were excellent ... red coats and great music... daily in the morning ... the tour of the Parliament was excellent and free

Visited July 2012
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New York City, New York
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“fantastic and informative”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

the free tour of the Parilament Buildings was great, the gem is the Library where the architecture and the atmosphere just feels like perfection. Every Canadian should visit, and of course every visitor to Canada should drop by too. The daily morning soldiers parade was excellent too.

Visited June 2012
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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“Incredible!”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

A free way to immerse yourself in the heart of Canadian history. The guide was knowledgeable and gave us plenty of time to take photographs. There was a lot of history to absorb but it was well worth it. The views from the peace tower are second to none in Ottawa. The library is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. The gardens are very well kept and I even saw a couple of bunnies!

Visited May 2013
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