Parliament Hill

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  1. Walking: Parliament Hill is located in the heart of downtown Ottawa and is easily accessible by foot. You can explore the entire area on foot, taking in the stunning architecture and picturesque views.

  2. Public Transportation: Ottawa has an efficient public transportation system, including buses and the O-Train light rail system. You can use public transportation to reach Parliament Hill and explore other parts of the city.

  3. Bike Rentals: Ottawa has a network of bike paths and lanes, making it a bike-friendly city. You can rent a bike and cycle to Parliament Hill, taking advantage of dedicated bike parking facilities.

  4. Guided Tours: Consider joining a guided tour of Parliament Hill. These tours are led by knowledgeable guides who can provide historical insights and take you inside the Parliament Buildings. Tours are available in multiple languages.

  5. Self-Guided Tours: If you prefer exploring at your own pace, you can take a self-guided tour of Parliament Hill. Informational signs and pamphlets are available to help you navigate and learn about the site's history.

  6. Changing of the Guard Ceremony: During the summer months, you can witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony on Parliament Hill. This iconic event features military drills, music, and colorful uniforms and is a popular attraction.

  7. Visiting the Peace Tower: The Peace Tower, located in the Centre Block of Parliament Hill, is open to visitors. You can take an elevator to the top for panoramic views of Ottawa and the Ottawa River. Be sure to check the opening hours and any entry requirements.

  8. Exploring the Grounds: Parliament Hill's grounds are beautifully landscaped and include statues, monuments, and scenic pathways. It's a great place for a leisurely stroll, a picnic, or to enjoy the scenery.

  9. Special Events: Check the local event calendar for special events and celebrations happening on Parliament Hill. Canada Day, in particular, is a grand celebration with concerts, fireworks, and festivities.

  10. Museums: Nearby attractions like the Canadian Museum of History and the National Gallery of Canada offer opportunities to explore Canada's rich cultural heritage and art.

  11. Boat Tours: Consider taking a boat tour on the Ottawa River, which provides unique views of Parliament Hill from the water.

  12. Dining: There are various restaurants and cafes in the vicinity of Parliament Hill where you can enjoy a meal or a coffee while taking in the view.

Remember to check the official Parliament of Canada website or visitor center for the most up-to-date information on tours, events, and accessibility, as these details may change seasonally or due to special circumstances.

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Monday 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Friday 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM


Wellington St, Ottawa, ON K1A 0A9
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