Parliament Hill (Ottawa)

Recommended
Three Gothic-style parliament buildings dominate the northern side of Confederation Square, a triangular-shaped "island." In the middle of the square stands the towering granite archway of the National War Memorial, which was dedicated in 1939 by King George VI. Neighboring "the Hill," as it is familiarly known, is Fairmont Château Laurier, a distinguished hotel recognizable by its turrets and steeply pitched copper roofs. The government conference centre stands opposite. Bordering the southern tip of Confederation Square is the National Arts Centre. The Hill was purchased in 1859 from the British military, which used it for barracks during the building of the canal. Construction began immediately on the parliament buildings.

Useful information

Address : 

90 Wellington St., K1A 0A9 Ottawa

Phone:

+1 613-239-5000

Opening hours

[Infocentre May-Aug: 8.30am-9pm; weekends 9am-5pm; rest of year: 9am-5pm - closed 1 Jan, 25-26 Dec ]

Nearby tourist attractions

Centre Block
Centre Block
The only part of the original structure
0:30
East Block
East Block
Some of the offices have been
0:30
Sparks Street Mall
Sparks Street Mall
A pleasant pedestrian concourse lined
Bytown Museum
Bytown Museum
Inside the 1827 Old Commissariat
0:15
Rideau Canal
Rideau Canal
Rideau Canal, a listed Unesco site, is
0:30
Currency Museum
Currency Museum
Money from early China, Greece, Rome,
See all

Other ideas « Patrimony »

Centre Block
Centre Block
The only part of the original structure
0:30
East Block
East Block
Some of the offices have been
0:30
Bytown Museum
Bytown Museum
Inside the 1827 Old Commissariat
0:15
See all