Ottawa, ON, Canada

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Parliament Buildings

November 9th, 2007 · 2,446 Comments

Not just a hub for politicians, these green-topped buildings on Parliament Hill attract tourists from around the world.

Parliament Buildings

If you’re willing to negotiate the rigorous security checks – yes, they have metal detectors and even an x-ray machine for your bags and personal belongings – then you can climb the Peace Tower inside the Parliament Buildings to look out across the whole city. Great views (if you don’t mind the heights).

On the ground, you can simply enjoy the spectacle of the large and prestigous historic buildings – a landmark in Ottawa since the small lumber town received the Canadian capital crown from Kingston in 1867. Infront, there is also a cool ‘fire fountain’ with the eternal flame burning brightly.

In the summer months, you can witness the changing of the guards on the grass by the Parliament Buildings, and when Parliament is sitting, you can ‘politician spot’ and even keep an eye out for the Prime Minister himself!

Only footsteps away from the downtown Byward Market and shops, as well as Sparks Street, Ottawa is a cool city to stroll and view a piece of history.

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