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Address: Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613-996-0896
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Three Gothic Revival-style buildings, located on a 170-foot bluff...

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.

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The staff are friendly and courteous. There is lots of security but you are still allowed to visit as Canada carries on its business and democracy. The building itself is... read more

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff are friendly and courteous. There is lots of security but you are still allowed to visit as Canada carries on its business and democracy. The building itself is beautiful inside and buzzes with activity like a beehive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went there after a business meeting downtown Ottawa. Great walk and very nice view on the river. I learned a lot about the history of Canada.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Parliament Building surprised me with an interesting contrast of ancient traditions and modern technology. Carvings below the ceilings had some plains in them, which was very interesting to me, since in Europe, I've seen lots of them, but never with anything from modern world. The bibliotique was amazing too, very beautiful and almost made me feel like travelling in time,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Get a spot in the schedule early. The tour is free but we waited until 11am and couldn't get in until 3pm. Security lines are slow.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was such a great investment of our time and Jamie was just fantastic in doing the tour. We also went up to the peace tour and sat in the house of parliament listening to the discussion. Would do it again!

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Calgary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went on a free tour of the Parliament building and enjoyed it. We got to see the library, senate and peace tower, but the tour could not go in the house of commons as parliament was in session. I did go and sit in the House during the session, but it wasn't part of the tour. I think that... More 

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Toronto, Canadá
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Get your tickets early for guided tours at the visitor centre across the street from Parliament Hill. the guard ceremony is definitely worth seeing. Guided tours are very well done and available in French or English.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It had been 15 years since I last visited these buildings. Our guide was very informative. We were able to visit all the rooms since it was a weekend. these buildings are full of history and makes me proud to be a Canadian.

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Pearl River, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Canadian people are rightfully proud of their impressive Parliament. Some may be surprised at how small it is, but remember more people live in California than live in Canada. It's a good tour, neat to see. Big note here is to the people who run the tours. This was one of the worst managed events I've ever seen in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Parliament Hill and Buildings is a must to activity if you are in Canada. During the day you can enjoy places to have a drink and eat something. Also, there are a lot of souvenir stores so you can grab something on the way out. At night is where the magic happens they project the history of the place... More 

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