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“Great views of the surrounding area”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Peace Tower

Peace Tower
Ranked #6 of 255 things to do in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
“Great views of the surrounding area”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Whilst there is a line to go up, it is a "cool" thing to do and the views from the top make it worth while, even on a cloudy day!

Visited July 2014
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“Historic & has best views of city & river”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

It's a free self guided tour & no need for timed tickets. Be prepared for a wait as access is through elevator only and there is a capacity of 7 visitors per ride up or down. Try to stand near the elevator's back door and there is a see-through panel so you can watch the 3 sizes of carillon bells.
After seeing such great views at the top, there was really no need to take a river boat cruise that we had initially planned to do.
There is a memorial chapel to commemorate all the Canadian military casualty dating back to 1860s (?).

Visited July 2014
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Durham, North Carolina
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Seen from All Over - A Certain Draw”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

The Peace Tower can be seen from much of Ottawa and Gatineau. There's no doubt that the tower has a certain allure. Some call it Canada's Big Ben, but I prefer to think of it as a national icon and inspiration. "Peace." It's important to keep that word in mind.

Visited July 2014
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Perth, Australia
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228 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“apt memorial for fallen”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

beautiful tower dedicated to fallen soldiers with commanding views of city and river, must see in Ottawa

Visited June 2014
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Irondequoit, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Short wait to ride to top.”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Provides and excellent view in all directions. The top is spacious. They control the number of people at the top so you can see the views quickly and leave to make room for others.

Visited July 2014
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