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Supreme Court of Canada

301 Wellington St, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0J1, Canada
+1 613-995-5361
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A place to sit when a trial is in progress

We were there in the afternoon when a trial was in progress; interesting to watch the judicial... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Geraldine F
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Enderby
Fascinating

Tried to get in the Parliament building but the were nine available for today so took a little walk... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Geoff B
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This imposing building houses the highest court in Canada and is open to the public for tours.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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301 Wellington St, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0J1, Canada
Byward Market Area
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there in the afternoon when a trial was in progress; interesting to watch the judicial system at this level;More

Thank Geraldine F
N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are happy to hear that you had the opportunity to sit in on a hearing while the Supreme Court was in session! Should you wish to visit the Court again in the future, we invite you to take part in a 30 minute guided...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to get in the Parliament building but the were nine available for today so took a little walk down the road to the supreme court building. Entrance is free, and the guided tour is in English or French. The guide was knowledgeable and the...More

Thank Geoff B
N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide such positive feedback on your guided tour at the Supreme Court of Canada! We hope that you return to visit the Court again soon! Nathalie Vallières - Communications Officer, Supreme Court of Canada

Reviewed 11 October 2017

tourists mostly omit this interesting and dignified place. good basic information on judicial system of Canada here interesting architecture.More

Thank jeffrey k
N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

The Supreme Court of Canada is glad to hear that you were able to acquire a better understanding of the Canadian judicial system during your guided tour. Please note that members of the public are also welcome to sit in on a hearing whenever the...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

This was one of the best public tours my 3 sisters and I took. The tour guide was quite engaging and provided us with a good understanding of the Canadian judicial system. The inside of the building is lovely with woods and marble from around...More

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N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

The Supreme Court of Canada is glad to read that you were able to learn additional information about the Canadian judicial system and appreciate the architecture of our building. We thank you for taking the time to provide such positive feedback and invite you to...More

Reviewed 25 September 2017

It's interesting to watch the court proceedings. Though it is less impressive or exciting than what you see on TV. Don't come in with Law and Order level expectations and you'll have a good time.More

Thank Meaghan P
N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

The Supreme Court of Canada is happy to read that you had the opportunity to sit in on a hearing while the Court was in session! Should you wish to visit the Court again in the future, we invite you to take part in a...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

This was kind of a secondary visit for me (on a whim), and I was able to walk right into the court (in session) and watch the proceedings. Very interesting visit, but the courtroom is not as impressive as I thought it might be, being...More

Thank Darrin U
N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your visit at the SCC. Should you wish to visit the Court again in the future, we invite you to take part in a 30 minute guided tour. Please note that from September to April,...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017

We enjoyed seeing this in the evening; so, didn't get inside. The street it sits on has many other interesting buildings also. ENJOY.More

Thank LaNette H
N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about the Supreme Court of Canada building. During your next visit in Ottawa, we invite you to take part in a 30 minute guided tour inside of our building! From September to April, the Supreme...More

Reviewed 30 August 2017

Great tour, runs often, no need to book ahead. Highly reccomended if you are in ottawa. A must see to learn about Canada's justice system.More

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N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review of your guided tour at the Supreme Court of Canada! Please note that members of the public are also welcome to sit in on a hearing whenever the Court is in session between...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017

I never thought I would find it for review but since it popped out why not. I been there few times, due to my type of business and it is considered very neat and well organized compared to few other court houses I had to...More

Thank WorldCT
N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on your visit at the Supreme Court of Canada. During your next visit in Ottawa, we invite you take part in a 30 minute guided tour, if you have not already done so! Nathalie Vallières...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017

As we couldn't get tickets to Parliament we were given tickets to go see this place. Its a very impressive building, tight security, and no video allowed of the guide. Photos can be taken and we got to see the courts and the way it...More

Thank Ashley A
N_Vallieres, Communications Officer at Supreme Court of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

The Supreme Court of Canada is pleased to read that one of our Tour Guides was excellent in her presentation and knowledge. We will be sure to pass along the message! Nathalie Vallières - Communications Officer, Supreme Court of Canada

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Honeywoot
22 March 2017|
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Response from TorontoToStart | Reviewed this property |
I apologize for the lack of response. I was unaware there was a question. Alas I cannot answer either, as I walked to the court house - I didn't have a car while in Ottawa. Cheers
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annaem1
3 August 2016|
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Response from hildenley | Reviewed this property |
There is quite a large parking area in front which on a Sunday was empty - not sure how it would be weekdays when courts are in session.
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