Tour outside Canada’s Parliament

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A couple at Parliament using the DISCOVER THE HILL pamphlet as a guide
Discover Parliament Hill with a self-guided tour

Take a guided tour of Canada’s Parliament Buildings and see the heart of the Canadian government. Explore Parliament Hill’s beautiful grounds and monuments with a guided or self-guided tour.

During the summer (mid-May to Labour Day), the following guided and self-guided tours are offered by the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Discover Parliament Hill

End of June to Labour Day

On this outdoor guided walking tour, you will learn about the individuals, landscape and architecture that make Parliament Hill Canada’s most prestigious heritage site. This free outdoor tour starts at the Centennial Flame.

Discover the Hill — An Outdoor Self-Guided Tour

Explore Parliament Hill with Discover the Hill. The booklet includes a map and descriptions of the grounds, monuments and buildings on the Hill. Ask our staff on-site (mid-May to Labour Day) where to get a copy of the Discover the Hill booklet, or pick one up at the Visitor Welcome Centre or the Capital Information Kiosk.

Download the free “Capital Tours” app for a variety of walking tours, including tours of the grounds of Parliament Hill.

Teachers: Your students can explore the grounds of Parliament with the “Discover the Hill” school activity.



There are public washrooms to the left of the Centre Block building, behind the West Block.


There is no parking on Parliament Hill. There are several parking lots ($) nearby. Tour-bus parking is not permitted on Parliament Hill.

Universal Accessibility

The Parliament Buildings and grounds are universally accessible.

Visit the Parliament Hill Visitor Welcome Centre for a free guided tour of Parliament (Centre Block). The schedule is subject to change without notice.


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