Parliament Hill and Buildings, Ottawa

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See where Canada's most important desicions are made at Parliament Hill and Buildings. Architecturally reminiscent of Westminster in London, the parliament buildings, which overlook the Ottawa River, were founded in 1859 and completed in 1927. Today Ottawa residents think of the precinct as the heart of their city. Take a tour through the parliament buildings and surrounding gardens to gain an appreciation of the Canadian political process. With our world travel planner, Ottawa attractions like Parliament Hill and Buildings can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • People who come to Ottawa to travel. The first thing that comes to mind is Canada's American mountain. The tour is free of charge. The department has to travel to the visitor center first. In the details of the guide to the People's professional and the solution. You can see the overview of the country's mountain.
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  • Visiting the Parliament Building feels like an honor. It is stately and beautiful. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Children are welcome and ours were interested in everything. It's a special...  more »
  • Excellent Tour in Ottawa, you can make the guided tour (English or French) both on the part of the Senate and the House, is free and the guides very professional and educated. Duration of a 40 minutes each. Recommend.
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  • All Canadians should attend and watch Question Period or a debate. See for yourself how legislation is made. I highly recommend it! The area is so historic and interesting! Loved it!
  • Dedicated free tour. Hats off to govt of Canada for doing that. Very informative guides. You have a chance to see the house and Senate floors along with the library which is the highlight of the tour. You can also visit peace tower and a gift shop on your own. Must do in Ottawa!
  • Parliament Hill is an iconic Canadian landmark. I stop here every time I'm in Ottawa to view the river valley and to have a coffee in the Gazebo that overlooks it. The sandstone facades of the parliamentary buildings are pretty. People are in general friendly on the hill, as are the RCMP. If you can manage to find a time with a minimum number of tourists, the walk along the hill behind the buildings is gorgeous and serene.
  • It’s one of the most beautiful locations in the town. Must watch place. There is a tour with guide that happens every hour or so... please collect your passes and wait for the tour to begin. You would be taken inside Parliament House to see all the happening places. If you are travelling in winter, carry enough warm clothes. One of the most fascinating places inside is library - mind blowing view and so silent....
  • Must see Canadian landmark, absolutely beautiful area of downtown Ottawa. Makes for a nice walk and a great place to appreciate Canada's history. The buildings and the surrounding area are something to enjoy.
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