Parliament Hill Centre Block
The Parliament Hill in Ottawa is home to Canada’s Senate where legislations are scrutinized, debated and approved. The exterior and interior designs are architectural marvels of Gothic perfection: countless arches, buttresses, and pointed spires are ubiquitous all over the building.
Unlike other government buildings around the world, Parliament Hill is not a gated edifice that is off-limits to visitors. The vast area of bermudagrass is host to people from all walks of life camwhoring, playing frisbee, suntanning, picnicking and even people-watching. Make sure to join the tour inside but you have to go there EARLY so you can get a ticket for early tours in English and French. They only issue LIMITED tickets for visitors per day.
If you are planning to stay there for a night, make sure to see it during the night, too. Though it is the capital of the world’s second-largest country, there’s nothing much to do in Ottawa. Really. A friend and I were planning to stay there for 3 days and two nights but decided to stay there ONLY for a night because we were already bored after SEEING all the touristy stuff.
At the end of the day, treat yourself to something (read: food and drinks) in ByWard Market.
(At the back of the Centre Block)