Visitor information

Capital Information Kiosk

Hours

Open daily, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. On June 30 and July 1, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Address

90 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON

Telephone

1-844-878-8333 (toll free)
1-888-997-3123 (TTY toll-free)

Canada Day information booths

Open on June 30

  • Parliament Hill, Ottawa
  • Major’s Hill Park, Ottawa

Open on July 1

  • Parliament Hill, Ottawa
  • Major’s Hill Park, Ottawa
  • Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau

Presented by Giant Tiger

Tourist information

Facilities and services

Concession Stands

Concessions stands will be available near Parliament Hill, at Major's Hill Park and at the Canadian Museum of History.

First Aid

First aid will be available at Parliament Hill, Supreme Court of Canada, Capital Information Kiosk – 90 Wellington Street, Major’s Hill Park and the Canadian Museum of History.

Lost and found

Lost and found boxes will be kept at Canada Day information booths at Parliament Hill, Major's Hill Park and the Canadian Museum of History.

Valuable items will be turned over to local police:

  • Ottawa Police: 613-236-1222, ext. 5238 (File Number 2019-131653)
  • Gatineau Police: 819-243-2345, ext. 6661 (File Number 19-26448)

Lost Children Services

Lost Children Services will be available at:

  • Parliament Hill
  • Major's Hill Park
  • Supreme Court of Canada
  • Government Conference Centre (in front of the building)
  • Capital Information Kiosk – 90 Wellington Street
  • Canadian Museum of History

Look for a yellow banner with a teddy bear on it. For reference purposes, we suggest that you take a picture of your children with your phone before heading out. Make a plan with your children in case you get separated. When you arrive at a site, show them where the Lost Children Tent is and register them immediately.

Washrooms

Portable washrooms will be available on Parliament Hill, at Major's Hill Park and at the Canadian Museum of History. There will also be universally accessible washrooms at each location.

Be prepared to celebrate on Parliament Hill

To enjoy Canada Day to the fullest, be prepared and informed. Here are a few tips to prepare yourself.

Main entrance

The main entrance will be located in front of the Supreme Court of Canada at the intersection of Wellington and Kent streets.

The entrance for people with special needs will be at the Parliament Hill pedestrian entrance at the intersection of Bank and Wellington streets.

Arrive early and bring only the essentials

Any bag larger than 35.5 cm x 30.5 cm x 19 cm or 14 in x 12 in x 7.5 in will not be permitted on Parliament Hill. For more information, please visit the Parliamentary Protective Service website

Access to Parliament Hill will be faster for those without bags and without restricted items. Expect to undergo a security screening, including a bag check and a metal detector.

Programming on the Hill starts early. Consult the calendar of events to find out about the fun-filled activities and live entertainment.

Remember to wear sunscreen, a hat and bring your reusable water bottle. You will be able to fill it up for free at water stations on-site.

Universal accessibility

All official sites (Parliament Hill, Major’s Hill Park and the Canadian Museum of History) are accessible to people with special needs.

Do your part for the environment

We encourage everyone to do their part for the environment. While attending events for Canada Day festivities at one of our three official sites, please:

  • Reuse – bring a reusable water bottle and refill it at our free water stations
  • Recycle – put recyclables in the recycling bins found on-site
  • Compost – put food waste and other compost items in the compost containers on-site

Other information

No dogs or pets

Dogs and pets are not permitted at Canada Day official sites.

Exceptions are made for service dogs.

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