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Things you can do when you are visiting Québec’s Parliament

Located close to Vieux-Québec, the Hôtel du Parlement, seat of the Assemblée nationale du Québec, welcomes you!

Partake in a variety of free indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family and all ages, ranging from educational and cultural activities to exhibitions and guided or self-guided tours.

As a heritage site boasting remarkable architecture, the parliamentary precincts will be sure to satisfy your curiosity. The choice is yours: attend parliamentary proceedings, taste Québec products in one of our two restaurants, fall under the spell of our local products in our La Boutique gift shop, or explore our library, featuring over 220 years of history.

Be ready for surprises!

Participate for free in a wide variety of activities

Come to the Assemblée nationale to exercise, create, read, relax and learn! Our visitors’ program includes a variety of free activities for your enjoyment, including yoga sessions, movie and documentary screenings, book clubs, talks, roundtable discussions, exhibitions and artistic performances.

Enjoy the Assemblée nationale restaurants’ cuisine

Taste local flavours with the menus created by Chef Sébastien Laframboise. At both the Le Parlementaire restaurant and at Le Café du Parlement, our cuisine showcases Québec fare and products from our gardens. Come taste our seasonal meals!

Visit the Hôtel du Parlement

Explore the Hôtel du Parlement and its gardens through a guided or self-guided tour. Take a few moments to admire the statues decorating its facade and learn or rediscover the history of this emblematic site.

Explore the Bibliothèque de l’Assemblée nationale

Keeper of Québec’s parliamentary knowledge and heritage, the Bibliothèque reveals its collections of books and heritage objects, and welcomes you in all its splendour.

Attend parliamentary sittings

Witness the MNAs debating issues at the heart of the Québec nation during Question Period or committee proceedings.

Give a gift made in Québec

Pamper yourself or your loved ones with clothes, jewellery, books or local products from La Boutique, the Assemblée nationale’s gift shop. Treat yourself and others to our local craftsmanship!

Participate in the Assemblée nationale’s educational activities

Take part in a tour based on the educational programs offered to Québec schools. Teachers, give your students an unforgettable experience at the heart of Québec’s foremost institution! The program includes educational workshops, and much more!

Plan your visit to Parliament

Start organizing your visit right away or reserve your spot a few days’ ahead to participate in the activities that interest you.

As the Hôtel du Parlement is a very popular heritage site, there may be a lineup to go through security. Please arrive 15 to 20 minutes before the start of your activity.

You will have to go through airport-style security screening and show photo ID to enter.

The Hôtel du Parlement is accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Useful information before your visit

Renovations in certain rooms of the Hôtel du Parlement

During the summer of 2024, renovation work will be taking place in the Salle de l’Assemblée nationale (French only) (the Salon Bleu, from June 2024) and in the Salle du Conseil législatif (French only) (the Salon Rouge, until September 2024). Other rooms and gorgeous sights await you!