Tuesday May 29
This tour is limited to 30 people
This will be a specially guided tour which will provide a historical background, interesting information on the conservation/upgrade/rehabilitation project in addition to services offered to the Library’s clients. Visitors will have a chance to see the basements and galleries. The Library of Parliament was built between 1859-1857 is the only part of the original Parliament buildings to survive the fire of 1916. The Library re-opened last year after being closed for major renovations which have restored and enhanced its great beauty. Although library staff also work at other locations, the Library of Parliament serves the information, research and documentation needs of Parliament.
Tours of the Centre Block will be available if you wish to make your own arrangements. A walk behind the Parliament Building has one of the better views in Ottawa and gives a sense of the landscape of the Capital of Canada.