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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%
  • Poor1%
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111 Wellington St, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6, Canada
+1 613-996-0896
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As a Canadian I grew up knowing and learning about our parliament in Ottawa. There isn't a picture or textbook in the world that does it justice. Seeing it and touring it was so powerful. Having my teenagers with me and hearing the connections they...More

Thank goingaroundthebend
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The levels of history, art, workmanship... I had a troudeau moment.. Did he walk here? Secure facility but you have to do this..At least once!

Thank C. Elaine L
Reviewed 2 days ago

The 150th Celebrations, coupled with summer vacation, make it very difficult to get on one of the guided tours that are available for the Parliament buildings, centre block and tower. I have been there many times previously, but this year is very very busy. Lines...More

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our guide was Gabrielle and she was FABULOIS. So articulate and knowledgeable. Worth the line up in morning. Unfortunately it was her last day. Hope she returns after university. Gabby for next Prime Mi ister😙

Thank Renton S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ottawa the capital of Canada, is a beautiful city. City center has parliament buildings, Supreme Court and many federal buildings are traditional European architecture and the city is very nicely meshed with modern architecture. It has plenty of green spaces, nicely landscaped gardens winding roads...More

Thank R.K. P
Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed the grounds immensely! There were fireworks at night... I was SO disappointed that I didn't know ahead of time that the tours were difficult to get onto. They're free, and I hadn't thought getting tickets would be an issue, and we missed out....More

1  Thank LDM125
Reviewed 4 days ago

Like Washington DC, taking guided tours of Parliament Hill is a must for anyone who travels to Ottawa. We lucked out by being in town when the 150th anniversary light show was playing, too.

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great and informative tour. Been to Ottawa many times but never done this tour before, glad we took the time this time. It was very interesting and educational for the kids too. The only downside is the wait in line in the morning to secure...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 4 days ago

See, I deeply believe in true democracy and true government. This is why it was appalling to me that I could not get into the Parliament buildings unless i registered and booked to go in. I would assume that this is for security and I...More

Thank Ozone Peter J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent and free tour of the Parliament building in Ottawa. The tour lasts 45 minutes to an hour and is full of interesting facts. There was also a great temporary exhibition on women's suffrage. I stayed around for PM's questions and this was also very...More

Thank SDRJvoy
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John L
15 August 2017|
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Response from William S | Reviewed this property |
Tickets are free. You have to go in person. No internet purchase is possible.
Al K
13 August 2017|
Response from peter2336 | Reviewed this property |
To get your tickets , you line up at the info centre across the street . You can`t miss it . Very helpful people there . Visit the Centre Block and the library . You should get there no later than noon . depending on the... More
30 July 2017|
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Response from C-VilleDog | Reviewed this property |
For our visit, the tour was about 45 minutes and security was another 20 minutes before the tour. The peace tower is up to you but maybe 10-20 minutes and the wait for the peace tower elevator was at least 20 minutes.