Please consider including a visit to Parliament Hill during your trip to Ottawa.
Minister Hajdu`s office is happy to schedule staff led tours of Parliament Hill for groups from Thunder Bay – Superior North. If you have any questions or to book your tour please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Staff-led tours are not available on weekends or federal holidays.
Centre Block guided tours
Discover the history, functions and art of Canada’s Parliament with a guided tour of Centre Block. This iconic building is home to the Senate, House of Commons and Library of Parliament. Free tours are available daily.
- Tours last from 20 to 50 minutes, depending on parliamentary activity.
- Departure times are listed under Centre Block Guided Tour Departures. Routes and schedules may vary and are subject to change without notice.
- Free tour tickets are available year-round at 90 Wellington Street (across from Parliament Hill).
On a first-come, first-served basis, visitors are welcome to watch proceedings in the Senate and the House of Commons whenever they are in session.
Minister Hajdu and her staff are happy to offer Thunder Bay – Superior North constituents passes to the House of Commons gallery. The gallery is open whenever the House of Commons is in session.
- There are new bag restrictions in effect for Parliament. Please see Bag Restrictions for more information.
- Visitors to either chamber must pass through additional security screening. Some items are not permitted (including cameras, recording devices, binoculars, umbrellas, overcoats, bags and parcels). These items can be checked at no charge.
- Visitors are not allowed to read, write or speak during the debates.
- Participating in any form of demonstration is prohibited. This includes applauding, displaying messages on placards and wearing clothing with political messages.
- Visitors are asked not to leave or enter the galleries when a vote is in progress.
- At a minimum, visitors are required to wear casual dress and footwear. Hats must be removed in the Senate galleries, though traditional and religious headwear is permitted.
- Individuals and groups may reserve seats for Question Period in the House of Commons through their Member of Parliament. Other seating in both chambers is on a first-come, first-served basis.
- In the Senate Galleries visitors must stand when the Speaker enters or leaves the Chamber.
- In the House of Commons Galleries visitors are asked to remain seated when the House adjourns, until the Speaker has left the Chamber.