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Parliament Hill and Buildings

111 Wellington St, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6, Canada
+1 613-996-0896
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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 workings of the political system.
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111 Wellington St, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6, Canada
+1 613-996-0896
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Reviewed yesterday

Well worth the wait in line, this is a Must see prior to closing Fall 2018 for 10 years of construction. Take the guided tour and see the seat of Canada's historic parliament where it all takes place. Beautiful architecture, masonry and art.

Thank Louanne C
Reviewed yesterday

Had a great tour of the parliament Buildings in a small family group. Very impressive architecture and imposing Hall inside where Parliamentarians debate business of the house. Was extremely interesting. Most impressed with the huge library ..quite awesome really.

Thank SinghCzar
Reviewed yesterday

The Parliament Buildings are a National Icon and demonstrates the art of stone masonry as well as Democracy. The Parliamentary Precinct is a collection of buildings in a compact area of the Ottawa, Capitol of Canada, perched on the cliffs of the mighty Ottawa river....More

Thank dougwG325EE
Reviewed yesterday

The buildings are beautiful no matter what the weather is like, the tour is also a wonderful experience worth a visit which is free, so much history

Thank rcook37
Reviewed yesterday

awesome history and construction, a must visit if your from out of town visiting the nations capital or even for locals. the massiveness of the buildings is simply amazing

Thank edgarp910
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So there is not alot to do when you are in Ottawa, but a visit to the parlament is nice. You can get free tickets across the street to get a guided tour or just to go up the clocktower. I only went up the...More

Thank Camilla L
Reviewed 5 days ago

A good overview of Canada's Parliment (Center Block) in about 45 minutes. You obtain timed tickets accross the street at 90 Wellington. While I went off season, they had plenty of tours and did not have to wait long for the next tour. Once you...More

Thank pbaudit
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was in Ottawa around Canada Day 2017 and so the city was a lot busier than usual. As tickets are free for the parliament tours but first come first served, it was essential to turn up early. Even at 8am, the queues were long...More

Thank MattSGH
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every Canadian should have the opportunity to visit our Parliament buildings. They are absolutely stunning both inside and out and it is worth your time to take the tour.

Thank Doti07
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must see; great sights; very safe; take the short walk to Sparks Street; And Elgin Street; and Byward Market

Thank DeegGee
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27 September 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.
19 September 2017|
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Response from joelvidad2001 |
1. Yes, Centre Block is open for tours on most weekends. Timings of the tours do change depending on the season of visit and parliamentary activity, so feel free to check their website. 2. Unfortunately, Changing of the... More
29 August 2017|
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Response from joelvidad2001 |
You may choose your time slot from the ones available once you get to the front desk of 90 Wellington Street (across from Parliament Hill). I suggest you line up anytime from 8:00 to 8:30 (ticket office opens at 9:00) during... More