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: July 14, 2016
12:25 pm: Meet David Pratt on the ground floor of Hamelin Hall, 70 Laurier East.
12:30 pm: Departure from campus. We will walk along the Rideau Canal to Parliament Hill and make a quick stop at the locks to take a group picture.
1:15 p.m.: Arrival at Parliament Hill. Inform the guides of group arrival at the entrance.
- 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.
1:25 p.m.: Start of the Tour (there might be delays during the summer months)
- It usually takes about 45 minutes to visit the Centre Block.
- We will also visit the Memorial Chamber, the gift shop and go up the Peace Tower to have a great view of the city.
3:00 p.m. at the latest: Departure from Parliament.
What to bring:
Wear comfortable shoes and dress according to the weather. We will walk to Parliament Hill. It is a good idea to bring a hat and sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun or an umbrella if it rains.
Your health insurance card.
All visitors are required to go through the security scanning.
Large bags are not permitted in Centre Block. Visitors with bags larger than 18” X 14” X 8” 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.