Parliament Hill and Buildings, Ottawa

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#1 of 286 in Historic Sites in Ontario
Must see · Government Building · Historic Site
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See where Canada's most important desicions are made at Parliament Hill and Buildings. Architecturally reminiscent of Westminster in London, the parliament buildings, which overlook the Ottawa River, were founded in 1859 and completed in 1927. Today Ottawa residents think of the precinct as the heart of their city. Take a tour through the parliament buildings and surrounding gardens to gain an appreciation of the Canadian political process. With our world travel planner, Ottawa attractions like Parliament Hill and Buildings can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Only downside is that the ornate buildings are currently closed for renovations for the next decade. Guides were very knowledgeable and approachable. Security was effective without being intrusive... 
    Only downside is that the ornate buildings are currently closed for renovations for the next decade. Guides were very knowledgeable and approachable. Security was effective without being intrusive...  more »
  • Although under construction the buildings are beautiful. I took the free guided tour of the House of Commons and the Senate. The ticket advised to arrive 25mins prior to go through security, there.....  more
    Although under construction the buildings are beautiful. I took the free guided tour of the House of Commons and the Senate. The ticket advised to arrive 25mins prior to go through security, there.....  more »
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  • A beautiful wonderful place. A great place to visit and witness history in the making. Beautiful architecture in the Roman Gothic theme. A great place to watch The changing of the guard. A truly wonderful experience for the whole family. Don't forget to take a guided tour and check out the internal flame.
  • It was nice to see the Parliament, but unfortunately with all the construction on the hill wasn't able to do any tours

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