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Important notice: As a precaution in response to COVID-19, guided tours of Parliament are suspended until further notice.

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Senate Guided Tours

Visit the Senate at the Senate of Canada Building – Ottawa’s historic train station – to learn about the role and history of Canada’s Upper Chamber.

  • Explore the Senate Chamber and learn about the work of Senators
  • The Senate is located one block away from Parliament Hill, between the Château Laurier and the National Arts Centre
  • Tours last approximately 30 minutes
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House of Commons Guided Tours

Discover the history, roles, art and architecture of the House of Commons on this tour of the newly restored West Block.

  • Visit the House of Commons Chamber and learn about the work of Members of Parliament
  • All tours begin in the new Visitor Welcome Centre, located between West Block and Centre Block on Parliament Hill
  • Tours last approximately 40 minutes
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East Block Guided Tours

From July to early September, visit East Block, the nerve centre of Canada’s government during its first hundred years. Guided tours take you inside restored heritage rooms to explore parliamentary life in the late 19th century.

  • Tours include the offices of Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald; his colleague Sir George-Étienne Cartier; the Governor General, Lord Dufferin; and the Privy Council
  • Tours last approximately 50 minutes.
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