Off Wellington Street
K1A 0A9 Ottawa, Canada
tel: 613-237-5150 (Tourist Information)
fax: 613-237-7339 (Tourist Information)
NileGuide Expert tip:
During the summer (from Victoria Day in late May until Labour Day in early September), head to the Info-Tent (between the Centre Block and the West Block) by 9 a.m. to avoid the long lines for free tour tickets. If you've never visited Parliament Hill before, take the Centre Block tour for the most comprehensive look at the site's political history. Tours start slightly earlier in the day when Parliament is in session. During the summer, enjoy the Changing of the Guard ceremony at 11 a.m. daily, and a spectacular Sound and Light Show each evening. Most exciting and crowded time to visit: Canada Day, July 1st, when thousands of people flock to the Hill for a day-long celebration capped by fireworks.