Rehabilitating the grounds of Parliament Hill

The Parliament Hill grounds have undergone several changes since Confederation. We have recently:

  • rebuilt the Victoria Lookout, behind the Parliament Buildings, to give visitors a bird's-eye view of the Ottawa River
  • improved security features, such as installing bollards and infilling the heritage wall at the east and west gates
  • cleaned the stone wall and rehabilitated the walkway that run along the edge of Parliament Hill
  • rehabilitated the West slope stairs, thereby beautifying the grounds of the Parliamentary Precinct

Landscaping will be improved as part of the construction projects currently underway. Although the grounds are accessible to everyone, some areas may become unreachable as these projects continue.

Overhead image of a worker staining the wooden staircase of Parliament Hill’s north-east escarpment

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