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Parliament Hill and Buildings: Tours & Tickets

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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
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111 Wellington St, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can still visit the West wing house of commons and the renovated old station where they moved the Senate for the next 10 years while they renovate and remove asbestos from the main buildings. Best time to see it is in summer during the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank francoism340
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today we benefited from a tour of the House of Commons and the Senate, that were educational, engaging, interesting and made us proud to be Canadians. The 'Center Block ' is underway with an intensive 10 year restoration for a building more than 100 years...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Teresa M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was interesting to see the house of commons and senate house for a free tour. Make sure to get your reservations prior to getting there . They have english and French tours .

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the hour for most of the day there is a changing of the personal guarding the National War Memorial. This is a moving site to observe.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Diane H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parliament Hill houses the Canadian Parliament. Great part of the buildings are under renovation right now, but you can still do it the tour to the House of Commons and the Senate. We did House of Commons and it was great.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MelBr75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are not greatest lovers of tours but the tour of the Parliament was excellent. Well worth it - and free.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank JDO0405
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having worked 9 years on Parliament Hill, I must say it was INSPIRING to work there. It's by all measures AN IMPRESSIVE PLACE TO VISIT and TO BE. It's "THE SEAT" of Canadian history in the making. It's one of the reasons as a Canadian...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited in August, on a rainy day, and the central building was being renovated, so we were unable to go into it. Beautiful buildings, we thought very British. We listened to the bells for a while - it was playing tubular bells amongst the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Abicam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the ''GRANDEUR'' of the place is amazing when you think of the history MY COUNTRY CANADA I'M A PROUD CANADIAN from Quebec

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ni M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I guess if you never seen them before it’s a must they are awesome and if you take the boat cruise you get a totally different view of them it’s worth it

Date of experience: September 2019
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Explorer_IM
29 July 2019|
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That’s ok.
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Travel327526
26 June 2019|
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Response from Liverpool Y |
Parliment hill building is under renovation for next 10 years, so no entry there. West block and east block buildings need tickets to enter. Tickets are free.
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jcisinthehouse
21 May 2019|
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Response from 846samanthaf | Reviewed this property |
No. They literally do not have doors that open in Center Block right now. No one can get in there. The real doors are now located in the West block building.
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