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Attending Proceedings

A Parliament open to the public: a people’s house accessible to all

Located in the heart of the city of Québec, just steps from the Vieux-Québec, the Assemblée nationale is where you can feel Québec’s parliamentary effervescence. Want to see live debates and learn more about the workings of our democracy? Whether you want to attend a parliamentary sitting, Question Period or parliamentary committee, the Parliament of Québec welcomes you! Experience the lively Parliament first-hand and enjoy one of the city of Québec’s top tourist attractions!

Cost: Free
Languages: French
Required: Photo ID for people 16 or older;
Reservation required: Online, on site, by email or phone.

Accessible to people with a mobility impairment


Phone: 418-643-1992 ext. 70603


Phone: 418-643-7239
Toll-free number: 1-866-337-8837

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Information on the activity

Meeting place

  • Please go to the reception pavilion’s main entrance 30 minutes before your activity (see the detailed schedule of activities).

    See the map showing the location of the main entrance in the Important Information section.

Please note:

  • You must reserve your tour ahead of time, either in person (on arrival) or online.
  • To accommodate parliamentary proceedings and official events, the tour is subject to change without notice.
  • Depending on the number of visitors, you may have to wait in line to go through security and/or to register

Important Information

Parliamentary Sitting or Question Period

To attend parliamentary sittings or Question Period at the Assemblée nationale du Québec, you must make a reservation.


What to wear

Visitors attending parliamentary proceedings must be dressed modestly, neatly and tastefully.

The following are not allowed:

  • garments with a slogan or image that is in bad taste or conveys a partisan message
  • tank tops;
  • caps and hats, except if worn for religious or health reasons.

Coat Check and Drop-Off Point

The coat check is free and required. As soon as visitors enter the reception pavilion, they must check

  • coats and large bags;
  • food and drinks.


Parliamentary sittings

During parliamentary sittings, visitors must remain silent and refrain from expressing approval or disapproval.

Committee meetings

The committees usually meet at the hôtel du Parlement and in the reception pavilion, but they sometimes travel to other locations in the province.

For the detailed schedule of meetings for each committee, see the Parliamentary Calendar.

Confirming the schedule of parliamentary sittings and committee meetings

The schedule for parliamentary sittings and National Assembly committee meetings is subject to change without notice, so please make sure, on the morning of the day of your visit, that the sitting or meeting you wish to attend will still be taking place by checking the Parliamentary Calendar or calling one of the following numbers:

City of Québec area: 418-643-7239
Toll-free number: 1-866-337-8837)

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  • Date of last modification : March 10, 2009