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FAQ’s About Ottawa Tours
It is the only way tickets can be reserved for you, otherwise you have to get to the ticket office as soon as they are open to get available tickets. Sometimes there are long line-ups, wasting valuable teaching time.
Centre Block is closing at the end of January 2019. Only when you have a group of 10 or more people will I be able to book a tour. The time slots start at 9.05 and end at 3.30. I can only book the times that are available.
There is an Exclusive Small Group Tour that you can book by the hour.
At least one of those hours is spent customizing your experience before the day of your tour. It takes about 1 hour to see the statues around Centre Block (highly recommended), and almost 1 hour waiting in line, going through security, waiting for the tour guide, completing the tour of Centre Block and visiting the Peace Tower.
If other tours like the Supreme Court and the ByTown Museum are booked, then you need to give yourself an hour to walk to those locations and have the tour.
You can choose from the following list, giving yourself an hour for each tour, based on # 4 above.
- Statues on The Hill (includes some of the Fathers of Confederation)
- Centre Block and The House of Commons (until January 31st 2019). After January, you can visit the House of Commons in its new home in the West Block while renovations start in the Centre Block. You can attend Question Period in the House ONLY on Fridays
- ByTown Museum (the founding of Ottawa and the building of the Rideau River Locks (Winter hours in effect)
- The Supreme Court (TEENS and adults only. You get to dramatize a court case complete with Judge’s gown)
- The Royal Canadian Mint (See the results of the smelting of our own gold (and silver) as ribbons of gold coils into huge rolls worth millions of dollars. Watch as the conveyor belts carry the minted coins along to be packed and shipped)
- The Museum of History and Civilization and the War Museum are both free after 4 pm on a Thursdays. (You’re on your own for that)
Yes, all other tours listed are available. After January 2019, you can visit the House of Commons in the West Block, The Senate Chamber in the Conference Centre at Rideau Centre, and the East Block in the Summer.
- When you book a tour with ChristianRoots Canada, you get customized planning and personal teaching for 4 to 6 hours, based on the group’s interest and availability of the tour requested.
- The Group Leader will communicate with Lynette on behalf of the group to make the best use of your day of touring.
- You will get beautifully designed handouts about the things you see so that you will leave with a valuable memento of your Ottawa Tour.
- All attendees will be eligible for future discounts for anything purchased from our store in 2019.
- Exclusive Small Groups will receive added bonuses of a copy of our ‘Biblical Legacy of Canada’s Parliament Building’, and a beautifully designed digital picture frame from ChristianRoots Canada to surround your group photo of the event.