Parliament Tour

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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.

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 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.