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Supreme Court of Canada

301 Wellington St, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0J1, Canada
+1 613-995-5361
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free to see from the outside but we could not go in

It is very close to the parliament buildings. The building is majestic looking from the outside but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
j0se12345678
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Malaga, Spain
Visited with the Teacher's Institute

An absolutely great tour with a great tour guide who is a law student in Ottawa (wish I could... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Katherine A
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Winnipeg, Canada
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This imposing building houses the highest court in Canada and is open to the public for tours.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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301 Wellington St, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0J1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is very close to the parliament buildings. The building is majestic looking from the outside but not sure what you need to do to get in, were not permitted to go insideMore

Thank j0se12345678
N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your interest in the Supreme Court of Canada! Should you wish to visit the Court again in the future, we invite you to take part in a 30 minute guided tour. Please note that from September to April, guided tours are available...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An absolutely great tour with a great tour guide who is a law student in Ottawa (wish I could remember her name). We got to see both courtrooms and learned a lot about how supreme court justices are appointed etc. We also had a short...More

Thank Katherine A
N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with such positive feedback! We are glad to hear that you had the chance to follow a guided tour, participate in a mock trial and learn about the appointment process of our judges here at the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tours are given by law students in Ottawa. They share interesting acts about Canadian Law, the building and the members of the Supreme Court. This is a short tour and should be part of your Ottawa tour. Location was very easy to get to, not...More

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N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your guided tour and were able to retain interesting facts about the Supreme Court of Canada! Please note that members of the public are also welcome to sit in on a hearing whenever the Court is in...More

Reviewed 4 November 2017

We were there in the afternoon when a trial was in progress; interesting to watch the judicial system at this level;More

Thank Geraldine F
N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

We are happy to hear that you had the opportunity to sit in on a hearing while the Supreme Court was in session! Should you wish to visit the Court again in the future, we invite you to take part in a 30 minute guided...More

Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Tried to get in the Parliament building but the were nine available for today so took a little walk down the road to the supreme court building. Entrance is free, and the guided tour is in English or French. The guide was knowledgeable and the...More

Thank Geoff B
N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to provide such positive feedback on your guided tour at the Supreme Court of Canada! We hope that you return to visit the Court again soon! Nathalie Vallières - Communications Officer, Supreme Court of Canada

Reviewed 10 October 2017

tourists mostly omit this interesting and dignified place. good basic information on judicial system of Canada here interesting architecture.More

Thank jeffrey k
N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

The Supreme Court of Canada is glad to hear that you were able to acquire a better understanding of the Canadian judicial system during your guided tour. Please note that members of the public are also welcome to sit in on a hearing whenever the...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

This was one of the best public tours my 3 sisters and I took. The tour guide was quite engaging and provided us with a good understanding of the Canadian judicial system. The inside of the building is lovely with woods and marble from around...More

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N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

The Supreme Court of Canada is glad to read that you were able to learn additional information about the Canadian judicial system and appreciate the architecture of our building. We thank you for taking the time to provide such positive feedback and invite you to...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

It's interesting to watch the court proceedings. Though it is less impressive or exciting than what you see on TV. Don't come in with Law and Order level expectations and you'll have a good time.More

Thank Meaghan P
N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

The Supreme Court of Canada is happy to read that you had the opportunity to sit in on a hearing while the Court was in session! Should you wish to visit the Court again in the future, we invite you to take part in a...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

This was kind of a secondary visit for me (on a whim), and I was able to walk right into the court (in session) and watch the proceedings. Very interesting visit, but the courtroom is not as impressive as I thought it might be, being...More

Thank Darrin U
N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your visit at the SCC. Should you wish to visit the Court again in the future, we invite you to take part in a 30 minute guided tour. Please note that from September to April,...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017

We enjoyed seeing this in the evening; so, didn't get inside. The street it sits on has many other interesting buildings also. ENJOY.More

Thank LaNette H
N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about the Supreme Court of Canada building. During your next visit in Ottawa, we invite you to take part in a 30 minute guided tour inside of our building! From September to April, the Supreme...More

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Honeywoot
21 March 2017|
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Response from TorontoToStart | Reviewed this property |
I apologize for the lack of response. I was unaware there was a question. Alas I cannot answer either, as I walked to the court house - I didn't have a car while in Ottawa. Cheers
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annaem1
2 August 2016|
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Response from hildenley | Reviewed this property |
There is quite a large parking area in front which on a Sunday was empty - not sure how it would be weekdays when courts are in session.
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