Parliament Hill

Open Time : 8:30 am to 6:00 pm

Entry : paid

Address : Parliament Hill, Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Phone : +1 613-992-4793

Why to visit Parliament Hill

On a hill overlooking the Ottawa River in Canada's capital, the historic neo-Gothic Parliament Buildings have pride of place. Come see how the country's legislators conduct business. The House of Commons is sitting in a lovely glass-roofed former courtyard in the West Block while the Centre Block is closed for renovations, and the Senate is debating in a stately Beaux-Arts-style building—originally a train station—just one block from Parliament Hill. In the summer, you can also visit the East Block to observe reconstructed historic spaces that seem like they did in the late 1800s.

As the physical embodiment of Canada's government, the Parliament Buildings play an essential symbolic function. The exterior image of the Centre Block and its Peace Tower is the most visible manifestation of this symbolism, but the entire ensemble is obviously associated with the nation's capital, especially because it is not an architectural image established elsewhere in the country.

How to reach? 

If you're in the city, the OC Transpo, Ottawa's public transit system, is a great way to get around the city in a safe and comfortable manner. The OC Transpo website has a fantastic Travel Planner that allows you to look for ways to go to Parliament Hill from within the city limits.

FAQ on Parliament Hill

What are the nearby attractions to Parliament Hill and Buildings?

Near Parliament Hill and Buildings are the following attractions: (0.13 kilometres) Peace Tower (0.16 km) Changing Of The Guard (0.20 km) Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway (0.30 km) Escape Bicycle Rentals and Tours

Where can I find restaurants near Parliament Hill and the Buildings?

Restaurants in the vicinity of Parliament Hill and the Buildings: (0.20 kilometres) The Parliament Pub (0.21 km) Cafe Deluxe (0.32 km) Riviera (0.20 km) Root Vegan (0.21 km) Palermo Express

Special Tip

The hours of operation differ based on the day and time of your visit. For the most up-to-date information, please reference the Centre Block Guided Tour departures. Tours of the Centre Block are available all year. From July till early September, East Block is open.

By Abhilasha Prasad

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