Despite having been to Ottawa many times, we had never been through the Parliament buildings! The tour is well worth the time. The parliament buildings are beautiful. Fantastic architecture, stained glass windows, including some very modern ones representing some of Canada's newer moments, and fantanstic stone work.
Tours of the parliament buildings are free. You get tickets across the road on a first come first serve basis, but if you go early in the morning, you can pick tickets for a tour later in the afternoon.
|Ottawa Library of Parliament. Stunning!|
|Statue of Queen Victoria at Ottawa Library of Parliament|
|Library of Parliament, Ottawa, Ontario|
|Breathtaking Federal Library of Parliament, Ottawa, Ontario|
I'd love to spend a few hours in this breathtaking library!
For historical info on the library, including the fires it has survived, see: http://www.parl.gc.ca/About/Parliament/publications/lop/lop-e.asp