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Peace Tower, Ottawa

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Climb to the top of Peace Tower for sweeping vistas of the river and the city beyond. Built after the first world war in remembrance of the men who died fighting, the tower stands at an impressive 92 m (302 ft) tall. Venture inside and you’ll observe beautifully designed and decorated rooms with high ceilings, ornate stained glass windows, and amazing stone arches. See how many gargoyles you can spot adorning the tower's exterior. Take a look at our Ottawa trip itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Peace Tower and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 14, 2017
    You will need to get on a guided tour of centre block to visit the Peace tower, both the tour and the visit to the Peace tower are well worth it. The elevator up to the tower has a window so you can s...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    You go, you take a picture and you leave-that's pretty much it. We waited about a half hour to do just that and I would not bother again. Would be nice if it was more interactive. There was someone th...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Make sure that you go up to the Peace Tower after your tour of the Parliament Buildings. The trip up on the elevator is a lot of fun, and the tower offers a great view of the cities of Ottawa and Gati...  more »

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For the best access to restaurants and shops, stay in the historic central neighborhood of ByWard Market, where you can choose from a range of comfortable hotels. Options also abound just south of the canal in Centretown, where you can enjoy easy access to the best attractions in Ottawa. You can explore the city's diverse heritage by staying in one of its many cultural hubs--Chinatown, Little Italy, and Quartier Vanier offer a distinctive taste of China, Italy, and France respectively.
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