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“Great view”
Review of Peace Tower

Peace Tower
Ranked #6 of 269 things to do in Ottawa
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St. John's, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great view”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

A great view for taking pictures from all sides. There is a little bit of a wait time as the elevator can only take a small number of people at a time but worth doing.

Visited August 2013
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Williston
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fantastic View”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

This was the highlight of our tour in the Parliament building. The views are spectacular and there are helpful signs to indicate what you are seeing in each view.

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“DO NOT GO IF DISABLED RUDE STAFF”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Visiting from England, we wanted to see the Canadian parliament buildings on our tour or the area. As we entered the building the security staff looked at us, ordering us to put our bags in the x-ray machine and to go threw the metal detector. They were just so rude. Putting that behind us we followed a tour guide that put us in a queue to the peace tower. That was okay for most of us but we had a disabled family member with us that couldn’t stand for long periods of time. So we asked kindly a member of staff if she could sit down as her legs were in great pain she referred us to her manager who said she could skip the queue and go in a different group meaning she would have to be separated from our group and her family which was never going to happen.
We finally said we would meet her at the top and we waited in the queue. We got to the top and met her at the lifts which again you had to wait for a long period of time. So we asked again kindly a member of staff if she could sit down to wait for the lift. We were met with a security guard that said “Why haven’t brought our own wheelchair for her to sit on?” “We replied were from England so we haven’t got one” so he said “why didn’t you ask at the desk?” and we replied “We didn’t know they had any there was no signs or people to ask”. The final straw was when he said “Do you expect us to give a wheelchair to every person that walks threw the doors”.
A few of us went to get a wheelchair and they said “If we put you in a wheelchair we will have to clear the tower for heath and safety”. This made my mother feel upset that people feel they can treat her lower because she has a disability. By this time she felt so humiliated and embarrassed that she didn’t want to be in the peace tower so she left and waited for us outside with her partner.

Visited August 2013
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Blue Mountains, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
183 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Loved It”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

The Peace Tower is something that you don't want to miss. The views are fabulous. Try it as a group or my your self something that you will always remember.

Visited August 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
2,745 reviews
1,446 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,520 helpful votes
“Impressive”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is the most visible part of the Parliament building. It's very impressive and beautiful from outside. 5 years ago I visited the tower in a free tour and I enjoyed it. Must see area.

Visited August 2013
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