Parliament Hill and Buildings, Ottawa

#1 of 282 in Historic Sites in Ontario
Must see · Government Building · Historic Site
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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  • Nice to just walk around the grounds and enjoy the scenery. Located in the heart of Ottawa, close to shopping malls and restaurants. Good way to spend a weekend afternoon.  more »
  • Went in October of 2020 and didn’t get to take an actual tour of the building so only walked around the outside of the grounds. Right now the main building and east block are all under construction....  more »
  • Worth a visit. Beautiful, historical architecture. A main attraction in Ottawa, close to the market and some great views from all around. I recommend doing the free tour or at least walking up to the doors, around the building and by the eternal flame in the center. Inside is gorgeous and worth going on the tour. They have a lot of free events during special occasions like fireworks in Canada day
  • Your visit to Ottawa isn't complete or meaningful if you miss visiting the Parliament Hill building. There are tour guides inside to give you a thorough tour and brief you about the place. Hope my photos will enlighten you about this magnificent place. Tip: 1. Keep your eyes onto the details while keeping your ears opened too. Time is against you, so grasp as much detail as you can. 2. Summer is the best time to visit if you're visiting from a different country. 3. Tulips festive is around April, be sure to arrive a bit early.

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