Parliament Hill and Buildings, Ottawa

#1 of 284 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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  • Not review for parliament building but only eternal flame structure. Always beautiful to see, but this time it was hard scene. Very unease scene, makes ones stomach turn. And it’s good, that one...  more »
  • Amazing architecture and very beautiful place to visit. We will definitely visit this place again soon  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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