You can walk around the buildings... great views of the river and bridges. Views of Parliament are great from around the city. I did not go inside, but didn't really need to.
The Parliament Hill buildings sits on a hill that overlooks the Ottawa river. The buildings are historical and political. If you re visiting Ottawa, don't miss this opportunity. The visits are free.
Architecturally and historically fascinating , if parliament in session can be politically interesting, and the view from the bell tower is amazing!
We visited Parliament Hill on a Saturday, everything was FREE. Changing of the Guard, parking, and building tours. We really enjoyed this day, we still talk about it as being one of the favorite parts of our trip.
You need to make the time to see all that is there on Parliament Hill - up to the top of the Peace Tower, the Book of Remembrance, into the House and Senate Chambers, a peak into the newly-renovated Victoria Library and a tour around the grounds - getting a good guide is a big part of the experience as... More
The Parliament buildings are beautiful (although one was under construction which was unfortunate). The staff were very knowledgable and friendly and it was a great visit. Will definitely return in the summer.
Visiting the Parliament buildings should be on every Canadians' to-do list. If possible, visit when parliament is in session. It's shocking to see our MPs often acting like children, yelling across the centre aisle and disrupting other MPs responses. You'll also see the official ruling party refusing to give direct answers to many questions from the opposition. The building's history... More
Very informative tour, but book or arrive early to ensure you see the Memorial Chamber in the Peace Tower, and go up to the Observation deck for a wonderful 360° view of Ottawa. And a short walk away is underground parking at the World Exchange Plaza. On weekends you can park for free at the employee lots to the north... More
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