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Three Gothic Revival-style buildings, located on a 170-foot bluff overlooking the Ottawa River, house the offices of the members of Parliament, the House of Commons and the Senate. Free guided tours delve into Canadian history and explain the...more
111 Wellington St, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6, Canada
+91 88002 37808
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First stop of our east coast road trip. Family had low expectations... this is still talked about as a highlight of our trip. Glad we snuck it in since it’s slated for construction the next 10+ years.

Thank Julie P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely beautiful building! Make sure to walk around the back! The view is spectacular! Changing of the guard happens in summer at about 9.30am, well worth a watch! Bring your camera!

Thank ATets
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must-see for anyone visiting Ottawa, important for understanding the Canadian Government. Centre block is closing in the coming months for 15 years (?!?) though, so go now.

Thank Shawnwise
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must for anyone visiting Ottowa. Excellent show and gives a real feel for Canada to people visiting the country.

Thank 32ginge
Reviewed 2 days ago

Tickets need to be obtained before tour. About 1 hour tour of Parliament facilicites, in our case central building due to close for 10-15 years in January 2019 for renovation. Saw chambers where Commons and Senate meet, committee rooms, and interesting stories from excellent tour...More

Thank frequentraveler13
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I understand renovations must be done to maintain this place, but it took away from its charm. Beautiful view of the river and the old buildings. Watch out for unexpected protests. Large police presence.

Thank mikekris
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had an amazing tour of the center block. My favorite was the Library. The wooden sculptures are amazing. We went up the peace tower. Great views of the city. The House of Commons and the senate were fun to see. “Where the magic happens”

Thank FiveStarPrincessDoes
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the walk around Parliament Hill area, but the construction work and the cranes etc etc kind of ruined the vibe for us! Some of the walkways were closed and we had to crop the pictures!We appreciate it is work that has to...More

Thank Clo30IOW
Reviewed 5 days ago

950am Changing of the guard, which was really cool, but if you are at the Grave of the Unknown Soldier around this time, it is also great to see (and less crowds!). We saw the nightly laser show (Aug 2018), and it was incredible. Lots...More

Thank Wendy T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Definitely worth the experience. It's free, but get to the information office across the street early. The tickets go very fast! By 10:00 am they are generally gone! Worth the effort!

Thank scarygh0st
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Yogita R
May 18, 2018|
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According to the website, for self guided option You can only visit Peace tower & memorial chamber. We went there last summer and unfortunately no tickets available that time. We were able to enter parliament last... More
March 6, 2018|
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Response from Chris G | Reviewed this property |
When we went as 5 adults ... they issues us 5 tickets exactly. I would recommend going as a group as they do offer various time slots to attend. security check point as you enter is required... definitely visit the Peace... More
September 27, 2017|
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Response from john_bradley2 | Reviewed this property |
You can better try direct to the Tourist Information Office for Ottawa. They are very responsive and should field yr query pdq.