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Parliament Hill and Buildings

111 Wellington St, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6, Canada
+1 613-996-0896
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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 workings of the political system.
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  • Average4%
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111 Wellington St, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent tour. Very well organized. Lots to see. Would recommend to anyone interested in history. Need tickets so get there early.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic show.... Short version of Canadian History in 30 minutes. Great show...free... Was impressed on all standing at end for national anthem with eternal torch in background. Makes my trip to Ottawa the best this year check times and dates available before going but enjoy...More

Thank mradtech
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful building but tickets are required. The tickets are free however in order to get the tour time you require you must get to 90 Wellington and be in line by 7:30am. The location doesn't open until 9am. By 9 there will be in excess...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I just stood there in ahh … standing on the steps in front of the nations capital parliament bldgs. … where the decisions of our country is formed shaped & made … looking at the historical bldgs. dating back to what seems like forever …...More

Thank Rosalyn T
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great tour but you need to go early to guarantee tickets, esp for tours in English. Lasts about an hour and you get to see both Chambers (assuming parliament not sitting). There is a small wait for the elevator to the top of the peace...More

Thank tartan_penguin
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lined up for day of free tickets at 840 am and got tics at 1010 am! Arrived at 12:15 for our scheduled 30-45 min tour and my daughter had to leave the tour at 130 to get back to work while we continued for another...More

Thank kimdes0956
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very informative. Went as a group with teenagers. Guide was very well versed and knowledgeable. Take the time to go up and see the peace tower.

Thank Melanie G
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I was talked into going on this tour and was very happy I did. It's a free tour but you need to get tickets across the street for set times...go early as the tours fill up very quickly! The building is really great and the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Tour guide was good. Not spectacular but certainly very pleasant. A bit of time to get thru security however very interesting to see the building, commons and senate chambers and the time spent in the Library is worth the tour all by itself. Some interesting...More

Thank OttawaCurler
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The centre block is closing in September for renovations and we were told would not open for 10-15 years!! The view from the clock tower is great, but the elevator doesn't always work. You need to book a tour across the street at the information...More

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Yogita R
18 May 2018|
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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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RugbyTeam
6 March 2018|
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Response from Chris G | Reviewed this property |
When we went as 5 adults ... they issues us 5 tickets exactly. I would recommend going as a group as they do offer various time slots to attend. security check point as you enter is required... definitely visit the Peace... More
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Aaronwool
28 September 2017|
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Response from john_bradley2 | Reviewed this property |
You can better try direct to the Tourist Information Office for Ottawa. They are very responsive and should field yr query pdq.
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