Guided tours of Parliament, Senate of Canada Building

Guided tours of Parliament

Take a free guided tour of the home of Canada's federal government, one of Ottawa's top attractions. Admire historic paintings, as well as architecture decorated with Canadian motifs, in these official spaces.

The historic, neo-Gothic Parliament Buildings hold pride of place on a hill overlooking the Ottawa River in Canada's capital. Come see where the country's parliamentarians carry out the nation's business. While the Centre Block is closed for renovations, the House of Commons is meeting in a beautiful glass-roofed former courtyard in the West Block, and the Senate is deliberating in a grand Beaux-Arts-style building—originally a train station—just one block from Parliament Hill. In summer, you can also visit the East Block to see historic spaces that have been restored to resemble the way they looked in the late 1800s.

Reserve your tickets online if you'd like to take a free tour. Or just drop by “the Hill” for one of the free concerts, multimedia shows and other events that take place on the grounds throughout the year.

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Wellington Street Ottawa
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