The Senate’s virtual tours
Want to visit Parliament? No matter where you live, the Senate’s virtual tours are your tickets inside the two amazing buildings that the Senate calls home! Senators traditionally work in a building called Centre Block on Parliament Hill, but that building is being rehabilitated. In February 2019, the Senate moved into a temporary home: a 100-year-old building that used to be Ottawa’s train station. It’s now called the Senate of Canada Building and senators will work there until construction is done in Centre Block. Enjoy your tours!
Tour the Senate’s permanent home on Parliament Hill and explore the space as it was before closing for rehabilitation – including exclusive areas normally reserved for the Speaker of the Senate and his guests! This tour is appropriate for civics classrooms, history buffs, art enthusiasts and architecture aficionados.
Tour the Senate’s temporary home on Rideau Street and get the same access as you would in person. This family-friendly experience is appropriate for students 13+ learning about Parliament, and offers customized tours for art, history and architecture enthusiasts.