Discover the Parliamentary Precinct

Discover the art and architecture of the buildings and the grounds on and around Parliament Hill. Learn about the day-to-day operations of this large district in Canada's Capital—the Parliamentary Precinct.

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Explore the blocks south of Wellington Street

The 3 city blocks across from Parliament Hill. They run between Elgin and Bank Streets, and include Sparks Street.

Explore the Peace Tower

Learn about this famous tower, including its grand clock, the Memorial Chamber, the bell tower and the stone carvings, and meet the flag master.

Explore the Centre Block

Perched on a bluff that rises from the Ottawa River, the Centre Block is the exquisite home of Canada's House of Commons and Senate.

Explore the Library of Parliament

The Library of Parliament has survived two fires and undergone a remarkable rehabilitation. Its vast collection of treasures serves Parliamentarians and all Canadians.  

Explore the East Block

The East Block, first completed in 1866, then expanded in 1910, held the offices of Sir John A. Macdonald and Georges-Étienne Cartier and was where decisions were made that would shape the history of Canada.  

Explore the West Block

The West Block, opened in 1866, was first intended for office use by the public service. Today, the West Block, used by the House of Commons, is being transformed into a modern office space while retaining its special heritage characteristics.  

Explore the grounds and the Centennial Flame

The Parliament Hill grounds are the setting for national celebrations, political demonstrations and public ceremonies.

Explore the statues, monuments and memorials of the Hill

Discover the monuments dedicated to those who shaped Canada's history.

Explore the buildings near
Parliament Hill

A number of beautiful buildings near the Hill serve Canada's Parliament. Learn about the history, art and architecture of these buildings.

Explore the Senate of Canada Building

The Senate of Canada Building, formerly known as the Government Conference Centre, was recently restored and modernized. It serves as the interim home of the Senate while the Centre Block building is closed for rehabilitation.

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