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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  • Some majestic buildings to be seen here, and spectacular at night. Shame there seems to be construction all over the place. The Parliament building echos of the English Houses of Parliament with its.....  more »
  • The grounds of the Parliament buildings are typically beautiful, however this time majority of it was under construction - especially the front grounds - Many detours but still accessible to walk and....  more »
  • The majestic and picturesque house of Canadian government decisions, i.e., the Parliament. Gothic revival architecture. Currently undergoing multi-year renovations.  more »
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  • Worth a visit. Beautiful, historical architecture. A main attraction in Ottawa, close to the market and some great views from all around. I recommend doing the free tour or at least walking up to the doors, around the building and by the eternal flame in the center. Inside is gorgeous and worth going on the tour. They have a lot of free events during special occasions like fireworks in Canada day
  • Your visit to Ottawa isn't complete or meaningful if you miss visiting the Parliament Hill building. There are tour guides inside to give you a thorough tour and brief you about the place. Hope my photos will enlighten you about this magnificent place. Tip: 1. Keep your eyes onto the details while keeping your ears opened too. Time is against you, so grasp as much detail as you can. 2. Summer is the best time to visit if you're visiting from a different country. 3. Tulips festive is around April, be sure to arrive a bit early.
  • An excellent place to visit. Lots of history. Quality of employees varies from "excellent" to "highly questionable". Now closed for many years to do a major renovation... Much more than just adding a bathroom. Nice front lawn.
  • Visited the parliament hill on mid of December . As we approached the building we were well guided by parking signs on where to park , it was quite easy to navigate. We reached around 3 pm and were waking around the building for couple of hours. There were many tourists even though it was extremely cold. Wear appropriate winter wears if you are visiting during winter . Building architecture was one of the best I have seen . Wonderful place to visit on a stroll and I would prefer coming back during summer. If you like to take photos this one of the best places , also right from one of the corner of the building you could click the river and city canal view. Also there were washrooms for public use.
  • It's always a pleasure to see its majestic architecture and grandeur. It is a must see for tourists who would like to visit Ottawa. It requires a lot of walking so make sure you wear comfortable clothes and bring some water with you to keep you hydrated. It gets very busy and crowded in the summer though.

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