Visiting Ottawa

If you are planning to visit Ottawa, you should take time to watch Question Period and/or tour the Parliament Buildings.
 
Contact MP Jim Hillyer’s Ottawa office at 613-996-0633 or jim.hillyer@parl.gc.ca
if you need assistance in this area.
 
If you have a group of less than ten, you are able to view Question Period in the Public Galleries. It is suggested that you arrive at Security at the Main Building 30-45 minutes ahead of time, as seats are on a first come basis. We can request seats for larger groups with advanced notice. Just call or e-mail our office with the names of your group, the name of your contact person and how to reach them, the date you want to watch Question Period and the number of seats you require. If you are a school group, please provide the grade level and teacher's name.
 
Individuals and groups of ten or less wanting to tour the parliament buildings, will find the information they need at http://www.parl.gc.ca/visitors/planning-e.asp or you can Contact Parliamentary Tours at 613-996-0896 to request space on a specific tour.
 
Groups of 10 or more will find the information they need at https://res.parl.gc.ca/prs/ or you can Contact Parliamentary Tours at 613-996-0896 to request a specific date and time.
 
Advance reservations for the public galleries in the Senate Chamber are not required. Visitors (individuals or groups) may ask on site to be directed to the galleries to watch Senate proceedings. You are invited to use the handset provided to listen to an audio guide on the key players of the Chamber, the art and architecture and the daily order of business.

Are you a resident of our riding and planning to visit Ottawa?

If so, let our office know. We may be able to arrange a meeting with your MP, passes to Question Period or other arrangements.

In The House

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