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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. Put Parliament Hill and Buildings into our Ottawa vacation trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Ottawa.
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  • If you're traveling to Ottawa, this is one of the spots you must see. It's a beautiful building surrounded by nice scenery. They sometimes have late night light shows, you'll have to check the time on...  more »
  • Great free tour. Get tickets early for more time choices. The trip up the tower was worth the wait. Great view from the top! 
  • I went with my family that lives in the USA and it was just beautiful, i little cold but non the less just amazing. I recommend at least once 
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  • As many out of town friends and family come to visit us, I always make it a point for us to visit Parliament Hill. Not only because of the significance that it plays in our countries identity however it is also architecturally a very interesting building to look at. The light and projection shows that take place on the front face of the centre block are always a big hit with the kids and as well allow you to leave the show know you have learned something new about Canada's history. This is without even mentioning the incredible fact that during every years Canada day celebrations, this building becomes to focal point of all the festivities.
  • It is a beautiful city. Do yourself a favor and visit our nation's capital! There are street cafes, art everywhere you look, the huge map is amazing! And don't forget to treat yourself to the legendary "Beaver Tail". I had maple and chocolate. You will not be sorry.
  • I've seen light show here during fall, absolutely staggering. Truly awesome landmark. Defines Canada in a way you can only understand if you visit it. Awesome.
  • The nation's capital! It's a great place to tour. The scenery is beautiful (well, if it wasn't always under construction it'd be a bit nicer). The prices are reasonable and the surrounding area is filled with tons of Ottawa's specialty foods. Definitely a must visit if you're in Ottawa.
  • If you want to do the free tour, show up at 830 or 845am to line up for one hour (weekday in August.) It was definitely worth it though. Very cool and important part of Canada.