Literally located on a hill, in the nation’s capital – Ottawa… Parliament Hill is where Canada’s government and politicians conduct business, debate and vote on new or old legislation among other things. Most of the world’s powerful and influential people have worked these grounds so If you’ve never been to Parliament Hill, you absolutely have to visit. It is free to visit and is open to the public. These majestic buildings have gorgeous architecture, and a lot of open space to work around, relax and play.
Discover 10 cool and interesting facts about Parliament Hill in this video.
#1. Parliament Hill is the government of Canada’s headquarters.
#2. It is the most important building in Ottawa.
#3. The current site of Parliament Hill was a military base in the 18th and 19th centuries.
#4. This is where Canada’s politicians debate issues and govern the country.
#5. It is located on the Ottawa River and Wellington Street.
#6. The Hill was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1976.
#7. Parliament Hill was built in 1859 and has been modified several times. Especially after it was heavily damaged in the war of 1912 by the United States.
#8. Only the library was saved during the 1916 fire that burned the Centre Block. As you can see in the video, it is one of the most beautiful libraries in the world.
#9. Parliament Hill attracts around 3 million people per year.
#10. The roof of each building is made of copper and turns green over time.