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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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111 Wellington St, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did the free tour of the center block. Because we didn’t understand how it works when we first arrived at parliament hill, we made some mistakes that could have easily been avoided. To get your choice of tour times, arrive early (they say the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

the northurn light show was great. also, their free tour inside the buildings are great. for the tour, we need get tickets at 90wellington. Normally, there are big line up so we need to be there at least 8:30am(the door open at 9am). I found...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Didn’t do the interior buildings tour, but walked part of the grounds and watched the changing of the guard ceremony at 10am. Had never seen it, quite neat. And it’s free! 😉 They do have some bleachers set up for seating but mostly standing viewing.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great for just a look around the perimeter as there are very informative signs regarding the monuments and buildings, and the everything is very impressive in its location. Also recommend (if you have the time) to do a tour (self-guided or guided) inside. You'll need...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The tour of the parliament buildings is interesting and give a real insight to the history and workings of the Canadian Government. The library is a real high point of the tour. Equally important the tour was conducted at a reasonable pace so the teenagers...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Get the Free tickets across street. Usually tickets left to just go up Peace Tower and Memorial Hall. Definitely a must see in Ottawa.

Thank Steven E
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The tour guide is very nice and patient. Explain Canadian parliament operation, explore building history and anther your questions.

Thank leowng
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Absoutely fantastic tour! I love that this is offered for free. I really do not have an interest in politics...but I did enjoy this tour! Do not let that stop you. It was amazing to see the rich history and become familiar with the parliament...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago 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 1 week 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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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
27 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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