Think the inside of the Parliament Buildings is fun to visit? There is also much to see and do outside, on the Hill itself! All of the activites listed below are offered free of charge.
Take in a truly unique musical experience – the 53-bell carillon of the Peace Tower. We owe the richness of its sound to the Dominion Carillonneur, Andrea McCrady. To learn more about the Carillon, go to the House of Commons Heritage Collection.
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. For more information, please contact the National Capital Commission.
A Canadian tradition at its most colourful! The Ceremonial Guard of the Canadian Forces brings stirring military drill and music to Parliament Hill. Come at 9:45 am to learn more about the ceremony.
A powerful narrative set against the spectacular backdrop of Parliament Hill, Mosaika takes the audience on an unforgettable journey of sound and light. This performance is offered free of charge and is a must-see for all visitors to the nation’s capital.
For more information visit the National Capital Commission.
Discover what makes Parliament Hill a unique place to visit. As you stroll along the Hill from mid-May to September 1, site interpreters can assist you in your discovery of historical figures and events on Parliament Hill. We also encourage you to pick up the Discover the Hill Self-Guiding Booklet and explore the site at your own pace. The booklet is available free of charge in Centre Block and at the Capital Information Kiosk at 111 Albert Street.
Meet a Mountie – a scarlet-clad RCMP officer – on Parliament Hill. Formed as the North West Mounted Police in 1873 to oversee the settlement of the West, this famous police force is a part of Canadian history and a continued source of national pride.
What you should know
Vehicles on the Hill: Only authorized vehicles are permitted on Parliament Hill.
Parking: There is no parking available on Parliament Hill. Numerous municipal and public parking lots are located nearby.
Security: All visitors to the Parliament buildings are required to go through security scanning stations. Expect delays.
Special Needs: All facilities are wheelchair accessible. We can accommodate most special needs. Please call 613-239-5000 for more information.