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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.

  • All groups wishing to tour the Parliament Buildings must make a reservation in advance.
  • You may make a group reservation request online or by fax.
  • Group reservations are free but subject to a $100 no-show fee.

What options are available to my group?

Visitors in the Rotunda

How do I make a reservation for my group?

  1. Select a tentative date for your guided tour of Parliament. To help you decide, consult the Senate calendar and House of Commons calendar to determine the scheduled sitting days for both Chambers. The Chamber(s) are not included on the guided tour when they are sitting.
  2. For an online reservation request, use our Group Reservation Request system. Please make sure that you complete all information categories. If you are booking for a school, the required contact information is essential.
  3. To submit your request by fax, print out the group reservation request form, fill it out and send it to 613-995-1309. If the information is complete and the requested time is available, we will send you a fax confirming your tour. Please bring your confirmation number with you to present upon arrival.

All tours are subject to cancellation without notice due to parliamentary activity. Go to Visitor News for the latest updates.

What should we do when we arrive?

For information on what to expect when you arrive, please consult Planning a Visit? before your tour.

  • There are designated bus drop-off areas on Wellington Street and Queen Street.
  • All visitors to the Parliament Buildings are required to go through security scanning. To avoid delays, encourage your group to leave any unnecessary items, such as backpacks or bags, on the bus or at your point of origin.

Are there any other things to do or see after our guided tour?

Peace Tower and Memorial Chamber
Parliamentary Boutique
Public Galleries

What is your cancellation policy?

Schedules and tour routes are subject to change or cancellation without notice due to parliamentary activity.

If you need to cancel your reservation, you must do so at least two weeks before your tour date. If you fail to cancel your tour before this deadline, you will be charged a $100 late cancellation fee. If you fail to honour your reservation, you will be charged a $100 no-show fee. We will send you a notice of the charge in the same way in which you submitted your request (online or by fax).

To cancel a tour, please follow the online steps on the Group Reservation Request system. Or if you have booked a tour by fax, please use the fax cancellation form.

For more information, contact us or call our reservations office at 613-996-0896.

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