Parliament Hill and Buildings, Ottawa

4.7
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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  • We attended the light show for the Christmas season. Was amazing. More than I expected- very well done. And a nice fire pit out front added to the experience. Tours in English were full when we...  more »
  • Watched the beautiful lights and music display on the parliament buildings - wonderful winter and Christmas animations set to music. The entire display last about 15 minutes and then repeats, just...  more »
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  • Definitely worth a trip to go and see the parliament. I'm from Montreal and was amazed with the beautiful scenery. It's a nice walk to go around the parliament then walk to the park right next to it to see the beautiful garden. There is also a market a few blocks over where they sell fresh fruits, vegetables and souvenirs as well as delicious snacks. Love it. Can't wait to return back to Ottawa 🇨🇦.
  • Parliament hill is absolutely worth a trip. The historical value and architectural prowess makes it a place worth visiting. The scenery all year round is exquisite, it's a very nice place to walk around, and make sure you visit the garden. If you're around in the winter, it is absolutely worth to watch the mesmerizing light show. There is really no reason to not go and visit the parliament hill if you are in the general area, or on a trip to Ottawa.
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