Karina Gould
Hon. Karina Gould
Member of Parliament for Burlington
Visiting Parliament Hill
As a preventative measure in response to COVID-19, guided tours of the Senate of Canada Building and the House of Commons at West Block are suspended until further notice.
Getting Here

Following the closure of Centre Block, guided tours of Parliament are now offered at separate locations:

  • Senate Tours are offered at the Senate of Canada Building (2 Rideau Street). The building is located one block away from Parliament Hill, between the Château Laurier and the National Arts Centre.
  • House of Commons Tours are offered at West Block (111 Wellington Street) on Parliament Hill. The public entrance is located at the new Visitor Welcome Centre, between the West Block and Centre Block buildings.
  • East Block tours are offered at East Block (111 Wellington Street) on Parliament Hill. The public entrance is located near the northwest corner of the building. 

Parking:

There is no parking available on Parliament Hill or at the Senate of Canada Building, but a number of private and city parking lots are located nearby.

Public Transit:

Parliament is served by several bus routes. Please consult OC Transpo for routes in Ottawa or the Société de transport de l’Outaouais for routes from Gatineau.

Tour Buses:

There are drop-off areas along Wellington street and Queen street, and parking is available in designated areas throughout the city.

Hours and Admission

Opening hours vary depending on the location, day and time of your visit. Consult the calendar for availability of Senate and House of Commons guided tours. Due to parliamentary activities, access to the buildings cannot be guaranteed and tour schedules are subject to change without notice. Visitors are encouraged to reserve tickets in advance. A limited number of same day tickets may be available at each site on a first-come first-served basis. Guided tours are not available when the Senate of House of Commons are in session (on sitting days) or on December 25th, January 1st and July 1st. Please call the Tours Reservation Office at 613-996-0896 for assistance with ticket reservations.

Security and Restrictions

All visitors are required to go through security screening when entering the buildings. Line-ups are to be expected. Please arrive 20 minutes before your tour start time. Alternate security arrangements can be made upon arrival at tour locations for pregnant women, as well as visitors with pacemakers and other medical needs. For a full list of restricted items, please visit the Parliamentary Protective Service's website at pps.parl.ca or by phone at 613-995-4300. Only one (1) bag smaller than 35.5 cm x 30.5 cm x 19 cm (14” x 12” x 7.5”) is permitted per visitor. Visitors carrying any item that exceeds these dimensions will be denied entry. There is no bag check available. Loose items from the cargo areas of strollers or wheelchairs are not permitted. Participating in any form of demonstration inside the buildings is prohibited.

Accessibility

All facilities are wheelchair-accessible. Please call the Tours Reservation Office at 613-996-0896 if you require special accommodations or assistance. For House of Commons tours, arrangements can be made in advance to transport visitors with mobility challenges to the West Block entrance. Please contact Tenant Operations at 613-943-4300 or [email protected] to provide your vehicle information at least 24 hours before your visit. To request American Sign Language (ASL) or Langue des signes québécoise (LSQ) interpretation, please call 613-996-0896 at least two business days before your visit.

Bag Restrictions

Only one bag smaller than 35.5 cm x 30.5 cm x 19 cm (14” x 12” x 7.5”) is permitted per visitor. Visitors carrying items that exceed these dimensions will be denied entry. There is no bag check available.

Important Changes to Parliament Hill

Centre Block is closed for rehabilitation work. Guided tours of the Senate and House of Commons are now offered in the newly renovated Senate of Canada Building and the West Block. For more information, please consult the link found here.

Watching Debates

If you wish to attend Question Period at the House of Commons, I encourage you to contact my team by emailing [email protected] to request tickets. Schools may also organize activities on Parliament Hill and attend debates with the help of my office.

Constituency Office
Burlington Centre - Suite 209 (777 Guelph Line)
Burlington, Ontario
L7R 3N2

Telephone:
905-639-5757

Fax:
905-639-6031
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Office Hours
Mon: 9:30am to 4:30pm (By Appointment Only)
Tue: 9:30am to 4:30pm (By Appointment Only)
Wed: 9:30am to 4:30pm (By Appointment Only)
Thu: 9:30am to 4:30pm (By Appointment Only)
Fri: 9:30am to 4:30pm (By Appointment Only)
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Hill Office
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6

Telephone:
613-995-0881

Fax:
613-995-1091
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