Autumn Adventures Ottawa
Parliament Hill is where it all began.
The rolling emerald lawns of Parliament Hill are open and free to visit.
This is a good place to acquaint yourself with the neo-Gothic federal government building and the House of Commons.
You can also ride 300 feet up the elevator to the top of the Peace Tower for a view of the downtown below, the confluence of three rivers on the other side and Quebec beyond it with its Gatineau Hills.
Parliament Hill’s ornate Gothic turrets and sleek granite government buildings are the biggest attractions.
The grounds of the area are unfenced, a tour of the House of Commons is free and the Changing of the Guards is a spectacle that many tourists spend a morning on.