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Supreme Court of Canada

301 Wellington St, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0J1, Canada
+1 613-995-5361
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Canada's Judicial System

An excellent guided tour with explanations of Canada's Judicial system. Less than an hour in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
RetiredOrthopod
the Supreme court - where judges make important decisions

Free tours - in both English and French - cannot see courtrooms without a tour, but can self tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jane S
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Toronto, Canada
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This imposing building houses the highest court in Canada and is open to the public for tours.
  • Excellent44%
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  • Average13%
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301 Wellington St, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0J1, Canada
Byward Market Area
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Reviewed 3 days ago

An excellent guided tour with explanations of Canada's Judicial system. Less than an hour in length. A good companion to a tour of the Parliament Buildings.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Free tours - in both English and French - cannot see courtrooms without a tour, but can self tour the main floor and the judges rooms. Architecture amazing and pictures are allowed. High security to enter the building, with makes one comfortable knowing that the...More

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N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

The Supreme Court of Canada thanks you for taking the time to provide your feedback on your guided tour at the Court. Please note that members of the public are also welcome to sit in on a hearing whenever the Court is in session. Nathalie...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It also has the free guided tour, one of the best tours in Canada. If you are lucky, you can even audit the cases carried on at the federal court.More

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N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The Supreme Court of Canada is pleased to hear that you not only took part of our free guided tours, but that you also took the time to provide us with some feedback, it is greatly appreciated. We hope to see you back again soon!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The kids weren't too thrilled until they got inside and heard about the architecture and history. But then they sat through an actual trial for 5 minutes and were bored to tears. Worth showing them that TV law is waaaay different than the real deal.More

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N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on your guided tour at the Supreme Court of Canada. Upon your next visit, please feel free to take one of our “Search and Discover” activity pamphlets for children which allows them to explore our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very interesting tour of both courts, and the opportunity to sit in on a federal appeal of a case to observe. Our tour guide, Charbel - a law student - was extremely personable and knowledgeable about both courts, and obviously has a passion for...More

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N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The Supreme Court of Canada strives to provide the best experience possible to each of our visitors. We are pleased to read that one of our Tour Guides was personable as well as knowledgeable during your guided tour, and we hope to see you back...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Free tours offered throughout the week and possibly on the weekend. If you have time I would recommend the tour or attending the sessions offered when the court hearing is on.More

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N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad that you were able to not only follow a guided tour, but also able to attend a Supreme Court of Canada hearing! From early May to end of August, the building is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, including weekends...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tour was offered in English and French. Every visitor must go thru security. If 2 flags are up front, the Supreme Court is in session. If not, they are not in session. The tour takes you thru the main Supreme Court room and the Federal...More

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N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are happy to hear that you were able to retain interesting facts during your guided tour at the Supreme Court of Canada. Please note that members of the public are also welcome to sit in on a hearing whenever the Court is in session....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there on a field trip with grade 6 students, the tour lasted 30 minutes and overview a bit of everything. I would have liked something a little longerMore

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N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your guided tour of the SCC. While our guided tours are about 30 minutes long, we invite students to participate in a mock trial and provide a wide array of information in a short time...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is likely that few people bother to see the Supreme Court of Canada as its importance is not easily recognized. It is within this court that decisions are made impacting the lives of all Canadians. The entry is sombre and in keeping with the...More

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N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are happy to read that you had the chance to visit our building and to learn more about the Supreme Court of Canada’s role. Please note that members of the public are also welcome to sit in on a hearing whenever the Court is...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

A short, free tour can be done at the Supreme Court. Bilingual guides all very friendly. Fascinating architecture. Has rest rooms and interesting facts on the Canadian legal system.

Thank UKM12
N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very pleased to hear that you were fascinated by the Supreme Court of Canada’s architecture and were able to retain facts on the Canadian legal system. We hope to see you back again soon! Nathalie Vallières - Communications Officer, Supreme Court of Canada

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annaem1
was thinking we'd stop there before we get to our hotel.. do you know if there is parking? and how much roughly?
3 August 2016|
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Response from hildenley | Reviewed this property |
There is quite a large parking area in front which on a Sunday was empty - not sure how it would be weekdays when courts are in session.
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