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Peace Tower

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Address: Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A2, Canada
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+1 866-599-4999

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Brilliant views

You have to wait in line to visit but it's worth it. The views of the city are fantastic. You'll need to be in the Parliament early though to make sure you can visit before it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 September 2015
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

You have to wait in line to visit but it's worth it. The views of the city are fantastic. You'll need to be in the Parliament early though to make sure you can visit before it closes.

Thank pwood006
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

You can view for free but some queueing as its popular. I went as part of a tour not sure if you can just visit alone. Why not do a tour of whole of parliament?

Thank Kazcymru
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Located on the main building of the parliament. Great photo oportunity. Holgs the canadian flag during day time.

Thank Takeacab
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

The Peace Tower is one of the highlights of Parliament Hill. You reach the top of the tower and the viewing deck by an elevator that takes up to seven people at a time. There is only one guard on top of Peace Tower, however, he has a gun. The viewing deck is not too spacious but the view is... More 

Thank QiaoRan L
North Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Beautiful building and the view is great. Be mindful that if you are in one large group, you might have to wait a while to go up.

Thank AnalucyVucic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Took the tour of Parliament and this tour was offered at end of tour. By then you are tired but still stood in line as elevator only takes 7 people per trip. Great views of city even though most of the windows were dirty and some totally fogged. Didn't spend a great deal of time as the line down is... More 

Thank RJourn
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

Great view of Ottawa and Gatineau, QC. But only go if you like long lines. One of things that you only do once

Thank Warren G
York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

I have already included The Peace Tower in my review of the Parliament building. There are steps for so far up the tower and then a lift. It can be quite a queue but do not give up, the views from the top are wonderful

Thank Lindagreenacre
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

The Peace Tower is spectacular and a must see in Ottawa even if you are here on a short visit. Tickets are free across the street.

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

After the parliament building tour, you get the opportunity to take the elevator up to the ninth floor. Well worth it, as you get great views of Ottawa, and the Gatineau area as well. On the ride up in the elevator, you can see the actual bells through the elevator window. Watch for that.

Thank Scans64

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