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“Outstanding” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Parliament Hill

Parliament Hill
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Ottawa City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Ranked #4 of 254 things to do in Ottawa
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Victoria, Canada
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“Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

You know, when a few hundred people can wander in and sit on a lawn and take in a ''son et lumiere' show like the one just put on at the Parlimanent Builings, it is outstanding. We were not only amazed with the astounding lighting effects, but our pride for our beautiful country was enhanced immeasurably by the experience. If you come to this region in the summer, it is the BEST of all experiences and you MUST take it in! Oh - and surprise of all surpises - somebody understood that some good things should be FREE - that's right NO CHARGE! (35 minutes in length - no problem finding seating on the huge lawn)

Visited July 2013
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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

Perfect thing to do on a warm summer evening in Ottawa. The light show will blow you away with amazing visuals and sound. This is also a great idea for visiting friends and relatives. I suggest bringing a blanket so that you can be comfy while sitting on the grass of Parliament Hill.

Visited August 2012
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“You have to see it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

This is an amazing light show that uses the Parliament Hill as the screen and tells you the story of Canada.
Amazing effects. Great for all ages. Bring your chair or sit on the grass and watch the show. I recommend that to all my friends that come from out of town, all the hotel guests from my work and all the locals that have not seen it. Great show! Go, enjoy!

Visited July 2013
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“Surprisingly - Awesome!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

Normally anything that involves the story of canada - with plenty of attention to the french and native threads - is boring.

..but this show is actually awesome!

I haven't seen it this year, but I went the last two years and it is a very cool atmosphere - sitting on the hill at night, with the neat lighting effects and music telling the story of canada.

ITS FREE TOO!

Tip of the day - It can be VERY busy depending on the day. The hill is under construction now so not sure what layout is now.. but i usually sit on the curb on the little road close to eternal flame.

Enjoy :)

Visited July 2012
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“Awesome.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

It was great to sit on Parliament hill watching this presentation. It was very, very well done. Even watched it twice. Captured the Canadian spirit really well.

Visited August 2012
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