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Groups, including school groups, are welcome at the Parliament Building. A group visit can be organized in a few easy steps.

Please consult the Useful Information section before visiting the Parliament Building.

Planning and Booking

The type, schedule and length of activities should be kept in mind when planning a visit.

Planning and Booking
Activity Schedule Length

Attending Question Period in the National Assembly

For 16 weeks beginning the second Tuesday in February and 10 weeks beginning the third Tuesday in September

Question Period starts

  • at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesdays
  • at 9:45 a.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays

For 2 weeks following the 16-week spring period and the 10-week fall period

Question Period starts

  • at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesdays
  • at 9:45 a.m. on Wednesdays,Thursdays and Friday
  • at 1:45 p.m. on Mondays, on a motion by the Government House Leader

About 1 hour

Taking a Guided Tour of the Parliament Building

From the first Tuesday of September to June 23

  • Monday to Friday, except statutory holidays: between 9:00 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sunday and statutory holidays: between 9:45 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. 

From June 24 to Labour Day (first Monday of September)

  • Monday to Friday, except statutory holidays: between 9:00 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sunday and statutory holidays: between 9:45 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.

Group tours must be reserved in advance.

As the Parliament Building is the home of the National Assembly, the tour schedule may be changed without notice to accommodate parliamentary proceedings and official events.

About 75 minutes

Optional Activity

A tour of the Parliament Building may be complemented by a guided tour of the National Assembly Library (page in French). The tour lasts 90 minutes.

Visitors must use an on-line form to make their reservations. We recommend that visitors reserve several weeks in advance, especially from April to June.

The Day of Your Visit

  • All members of your group must arrive at the reception pavilion, located on Honoré-Mercier, 30 minutes before the scheduled time.
  • All the members of your group must go through security screening.
  • No filming is allowed during guided tours.

Consult the plan of the parliament buildings to locate the Visitors’ Entrance.