Ottawa

Parliament

After the War Museum, I finally got a chance to tour Parliament! While the tour is free, it can be tough to get tickets. So, I suggest arriving as soon as the ticket office opens!

As a political science student, I really enjoyed studying Parliament and the structure of Canada’s legislature. I learned a lot, and it caused a lot of critical thinking about the various systems and pros and cons of each.

Blocs of Parliament

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The Centennial Flame outside of Parliament, which commemorates Canada’s 100th anniversary as a Confederation.

 

Video of the inside of the library, which is the only standing part of the original Parliament after a 1916 fire burned the rest of the building.

At the top of the Peace Tower, which is a 306.5 foot clock tower situated in the center of the Centre Block of the Canadian Parliament buildings.

Video of the three Parliament blocks from outside of Centre Block.

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