Supreme Court of Canada


This intimidating structure strikes an intriguing architectural balance between its modern concrete shell and its traditional copper roof. Visitors can stroll around the scenic grounds, grand entrance hall and dark oak-paneled courtroom. Between May and August, University of Ottawa law students conduct friendly and insightful 30-minute tours, starting on the hour. During the rest of the year, tours must be booked in advance.

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