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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the Parliament Building feels like an honor. It is stately and beautiful. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Children are welcome and ours were interested in everything. It's a special place.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Loretto H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an aesthetic building that Canadian should visit at least once. We didn't go inside, only walked around it and the Rideau Canal. Ottawa is such a beautiful city, especially in the summer.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GuyFromTheSix
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently visited Parliament Building, with center block closed we had the pleasure of visiting the recently renovated west block. The renovations and the transformation to house the House of Commons are beautiful. Be prepared for security clearance (much like the airport). The only issue...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The buildings and surroundings are beautiful. The tours must be pre-booked so didn't do it but the surrounding itself was amazing. I went there with family and grand mother so just did the outdoor visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I visited the senate building it was under sound testing so I could not go into the chamber. However did see other neat things like committee rooms! West block tour was great, loved the jean cretian painting! overall a great tour with looks to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jasonjames506
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tours here are free but must be booked in advance and are about 30 mins long. At the beginning our tour guide offered any one who needed it, the elevators. As we were only going to the third floor, no one said yes. We walked...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank 846samanthaf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour of the Senate building is free. You have to reserve a spot. Reservations are easily done online. Give yourself plenty of time; as, you have to go through a security check prior to the tour. The tour guides are very knowledgeable. The tour...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bnclee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With the Centre Block Parliament Building now closed for renovations for 10 to 15 years, the Senate Chambers are now relocated in the Senate of Canada Building (formerly the Govt. Conference Centre, formerly Union Station) at 2 Rideau Street (across the street from the Chateau...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rudysterr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you go into one of the buildings you can go get a seat to watch question period. It's a very unique experience, I did not know you could do this and we were very pleased.

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately Centre Block will be closed for a number of years but seriously awesome place to visit!

Date of experience: March 2018
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You have to book the day you are visiting. Don’t worry there are plenty of tickets. Try to get your tickets in the morning.
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Response from Climber697867 | Reviewed this property |
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