Parliament Hill

Parliament Hill is home to Canada's federal government, where representatives from across Canada gather to make laws that affect the lives of every Canadian. It is also much more. A place to meet, a place to celebrate, and a place to visit, Parliament Hill is the symbolic heart of our nation.


Services and information

Tours inside Canada’s Parliament

Discover the history, functions and art of Canada’s Parliament with a guided tour of the interior of the Parliament buildings, or explore one of the self-guided options.

Tour outside Canada’s Parliament

Explore Parliament Hill’s beautiful grounds and monuments with a guided or self-guided tour.

Live debates

Watch proceedings in the Senate and the House of Commons, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sound and light show on Parliament Hill

Experience an unforgettable journey of sound and light set against the powerful backdrop of the Parliament Buildings.

Ceremonial Guard performances

See a Canadian tradition at its most colourful! During the summer, the Ceremonial Guard brings stirring military drills and music to Parliament Hill.

Carillon concerts

Discover a unique musical experience: the 53 bells of the Peace Tower Carillon.

Christmas Lights Across Canada

Experience the hundreds of thousands of multi-coloured lights that brighten the national capital and other wintery capitals across Canada during the holiday season.

Canada's Parliamentary Precinct

Learn about the rehabilitation and the day-to-day operations of Canada's parliamentary buildings and grounds.

Use of Parliament Hill for events

Check the guidelines and apply to hold an event on Parliament Hill.

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