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Supreme Court of Canada

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Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
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Address: 301 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0J1, Canada
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+1 613-995-5361
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

This imposing building houses the highest court in Canada and is open to...

This imposing building houses the highest court in Canada and is open to the public for tours.

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Its Grand, Its a Court

Its a Court. the SUPREME Court, mind you, but still,,, its a court. Still, quite lovely with lots of marble and wood.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
Amy G
Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Its a Court. the SUPREME Court, mind you, but still,,, its a court. Still, quite lovely with lots of marble and wood.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Supreme Court building is a large structure with a somewhat intimidating look. It is majestics in itself. Very cool and contemporary building design. Just a block or so away from the Parliment Buildings.

Thank Kevin B
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Free entry, Historic building. Learn about Canada's judicial system and the role of the supreme court. Conveniently located near Parliament Hill. Worth the time to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Take a guided tour as you can learn a lot about Canadian Juridic System and about the building architecture. You need to reserve the tour in advance.

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Don't both visiting Ottawa this year 2016 as many attractions are hidden behind construction fences or inaccessible because of over zealous security measures.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Supreme Court of Canada We had pre-booked our tour to the Supreme Court of Canada as you are required to do if you wish a tour. We were so very pleased we did! We arrived early and once past the very friendly and very friendly security process; we were advised we were early enough that we could actually go... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

A short guided tour but full of information on judicial system and architecture. Call or email to reserve a tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

If you're the type who's only interested by nightlife and rollercoasters, or you have young, poorly-behaved children (it's not a tour that will captivate their attention - just being honest), then look at the building from the outside and keep going somewhere else. You'll just be disappointed. On the other hand, even if you're only slightly interested in architecture or... More 

Thank Derek H
Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

To you not checking out the supreme court of Canada. If you have yet to explore this place, I recommend you do. And while you are there, consider the policies and decisions that have made Canada the country we love. It is a fascinating learning experience and a chance to see how the law makers of Canada get to work.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

A great place to visit if you are going to Ottawa. The building inside is very nice and the tour was very informative. The great thing about the tour was that it was free and included information about the architecture of the building, the process of the legal system and the appeal courtroom, but unfortunately the main courtroom was closed... More 

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