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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  • We went on a guided tour of the parliament which was free. You can book the tour from the tourist information building opposite. Our guide was only young but enthusiastic and informative. The peace to...  more »
  • Any visit to Ottawa should include a tour a the Parliament buildings. They are the most historic buildings in Canada and they are beautiful. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and thorough on the ...  more »
  • Visit the Parliament buildings in Ottawa was a pleasant surprise. Knew the photos in the days of summer but with a lot of snow had no idea what it was like; charming during the day and at night, illuminated became a spectacle. The channel which surrounds became a skating rink; Parliament for me was the focal point during the days that we stayed in the city; arrival and departure point for all tours, finished there our evenings
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  • Parliament is always an amazing place to visit. And Canadian architectural gem with well maintained grounds. Security are all over the grounds. Safe place to bring the family. This year we were able to make it up over the Christmas holidays. We were able to make it out for a skate on the Canada 150 hockey rink right on parliament hill.
  • Only way it could have been better is if Justin Trudeau wasn't there as PM. Lots of construction as always. You can't get all the way around behind parliament past the library as it is blocked off at the stairs that go down the ravine area on the west side. Had a tour which was great. The ticket lone moved fast. The king of Belgium and his wife were there when we visited. Quite the entourage they travel with. They kept GM in business with all of the Suburbans and Yukons.
  • My wife and I went to see the Canada 150 nightly show here and it was awesome. A lot of people showed up to watch and was a bit crowded but the atmosphere was great. I really hope they continue doing things like that because it was a great representation of Canada. I would definitely go back if they had a similar experience commemorating something else.
  • Amazing architecture! This is a great place to visit if you are in Ottawa. Probably the number one attraction. They give a free tour of the Parliament building. Our tour guide was excellent and informative. You are encouraged to ask questions about Canadian politics so that as a group you can leave more informed. On the tour, you are allowed to take photographs of the amazing beauty of the building. It was an excellent visit, and highly recommend it!
  • The parliament hill is among a very few worth visiting spots in Ottawa. I had lots of fun there with friends and alone. It looks lovely and it is very lively. Unfortunately I didn't get to catch the parliament tour because the line was always ridiculously long or the tickets were sold out. I would definitely visit if I were visiting Ottawa but I wouldn't visit Ottawa just to see it
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