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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...more
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111 Wellington St, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

At the end of January 2019, the Centre Block of Parliament will restored and upgraded. Although we had been there many we felt it necessary to see it closed for the next 10 years. The guided tour was full of information , that even having...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tony M
Reviewed 1 week ago

From an outsider this has to be one of the best parliamentary areas I have ever been in. The Parliament building is stunning both from the outside and the inside. The library is the most stunning library I have ever been in.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When you live in a city with so many places of interest you can take things around you for granted and not tour as much as you should. With major renovations underway and many parts being closed for upwards of 10 years my daughter who...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Malcolm W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice to see out capitol at night for New Years. It was very cold but a great site to see the lighting on the parliament buildings. A bit of music and changing of the lit murals was cool.They had a huge fire that helped...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rockiroads
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family visited the Parliment buildings during our recent trip to Ottawa. The buildings were gorgeous from the outside, and even more so on the inside. Strongly recommend waiting in line early to get tickets, as they daily tours were sold out by 10:30 each...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank travelling_nick98
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm an American who has visited all the Capitol in Washington, D.C., and honestly I preferred my tour of the Canadian Parliament. While I had to line up in very cold weather to get my free tour ticket from the visitor's center and then line...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dmbia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a good place to come top either jusy the hill or take a tour inside. Light show displayed in the parliament building in the winter and summer are a must see. If you plan to go to peace tower with someone in a wheelchair...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mamaGL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is Canadian national treasure. I highly recommend taking the FREE guided tour early morning almost everyday. Yes, FREE. It’s hard to believe when I’ve spent endless euros on guided tours in Europe. They give you good information and history about the building and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SamreenAhsanCanada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We're now into our last few weeks and days before the Centre Block of Canada's Parliament buildings is closed to the public for a massive renovation, which might last a decade. So see it now, before the end of January, 2019. The tour is short...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DLOttawa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although I did not get to see the inside even just looking at the outside was nice! They had a lot of attractions in close walking distance and lots to see. We found parking right close by and did not have to walk far and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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11 October 2018|
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4 September 2018|
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You have to book the day you are visiting. Don’t worry there are plenty of tickets. Try to get your tickets in the morning.
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Response from Climber697867 | Reviewed this property |
According to the website, for self guided option You can only visit Peace tower & memorial chamber. We went there last summer and unfortunately no tickets available that time. We were able to enter parliament last... More
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