Parliament Tour

Join a guided tour of the Parliament to learn about the Canadian political system and get a glimpse of the astonishing architecture of the Centre Block building. Discover the Senate, the House of Commons and the library of Parliament with the help of a knowledgeable tour guide.

Date of outing: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

◾1:00 p.m.: Meet your TA in class.
◾1:10 p.m. at the latest: Departure from campus. You will walk to Parliament Hill.
◾1:30 p.m.: Arrival at the Parliament.

  • Go through the security checkpoint outside.
  • Go through a security screening inside.
  • Leave your jacket at the cloakroom.
  • Read the information in the waiting room.

◾1:35 p.m.: Start of the Tour

  • It usually takes about 45 minutes to visit the Centre Block.
  • We will also visit the Memorial Chamber and go up the Peace Tower to have a great view of the city. The souvenir shop will be the last stop.
  • Take group picture in front of the Parliament.
  • Take a look at the Famous Five monument.

◾3:30 p.m. at the latest: Departure from Parliament

What to bring:
◾Wear comfortable boots and dress according to the weather. We will walk to Parliament Hill.
◾Your health insurance information.

Parliament rules:
◾All visitors are required to go through the security scanning.
◾Large bags are not permitted in Centre Block. Visitors with bags larger than 14” X 12” X 7.5” will not be permitted to enter the building.
◾At minimum, visitors must wear casual dress.
◾Participating in any form of demonstration inside the buildings is prohibited, including wearing items or clothing with visible political messages.

For more information, please visit the Parliament of Canada website.