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Visit Ottawa

The Parliament of Canada is open to visitors free of charge, seven days a week. Take a guided tour of Centre Block, attend live debates or explore the Peace Tower and Memorial Chamber.

Tour Information – Individual Visitors

Tour Information – Group Visitors
Parliament welcomes groups of 10 to 50 people to reserve a guided tour. The availability of tours varies depending on the time and day you choose to visit.

Tour Information – School Tours
While general tours of Centre Block are offered to school groups throughout the year, groups visiting Parliament from September to April can also choose a grade-specific tour.

What you should know before arriving with your class

Visiting the public galleries
When the Senate and/or the House of Commons are sitting, visitors may watch the proceedings from the public galleries (subject to space availability). In the galleries, an audio guide on the handsets provides information about the key players in each Chamber, the art and architecture and the daily orders of business.

How do I gain access to the public galleries?
Senate

Visitors wishing to attend the Senate public galleries should advise security staff at the Visitor Welcome Centre (VWC). If the VWC is closed, visitors may be re-directed to the Senate Main Entrance on the East side of the Centre Block.
Seats in the public galleries are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Visitors who are mobility impaired shall be escorted to the galleries by security staff using the nearest elevator.

House of Commons
Groups
of 10 individuals or more may reserve seats for Question Period through a Member of Parliament’s office. Reservations are not required for debates outside of Question Period.

Individuals may make arrangements through their Member of Parliament to request a seat in the Member’s galleries facing their Member of Parliament. Seating in these galleries is limited so seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Overflow of individuals with Member’s passes are directed to the remaining seats in the public galleries.
Remaining seats in the public galleries are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis to individuals who arrive without reservations or a gallery pass.

What are the rules in the public galleries?
Senate Galleries

Gallery Decorum

House of Commons Galleries

Gallery Decorum