Centre Block

Ottawa Canada Visitor Information and Guide

Centre Block is home to the government of the Dominion of Canada.  The building houses the House of Commons, Senate and Library of Parliament.

The original building was destroyed by fire in 1916.  The current structure including its iconic Peace Tower was completed in 1927.

The Centre Block (as well as the East and West Block) are all Gothic-Revival sandstone buildings.

Centre Block, Parliament of Canada
Centre Block, Canadian Parliament

Visitors to the Centre Block can watch the debates that occur in the House of Commons and Senate.

The Centre Block resembles the British Parliament Buildings in Westminster, London.

Free tours of Centre Block are available daily.  The duration of tours range from 20 to 50 minutes.

Tickets are available year-round at 90 Wellington Street.  It is advisable to pick-up your tickets early in the morning as they are limited in number.

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