Summer Getaway Day 2 - Parliament of Canada

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Centre Block

We checked out of the hotel around 9:30am the next morning to try and catch the Changing of the Guards that was set to happen at around 10:00am at Parliament Hill. Imagine our surprise, and disappointment, to find out that the Changing of the Guards had finished the day before. What a bummer! Although I'm pretty sure that their website said that it was only ending that Sunday morning....anyways, moving on.

Parliament Buildings

We went to the Information Centre across the Parliament Buildings to arrange for a free tour of the government structure.

We had a little bit of time on our hands before the tour, so we decided to explore the grounds and take some photos with the garden statues.

Women statues with women to be


When the time came, we took the Centre Block tour. We were led by a tour guide who showed us where all the honorable government representatives rub shoulders. The Centre Block housed the Senate, the House of Commons and my all-time favourite, the Library of Parliament. I swear I would've loved to have gotten lost in that library for days, but it wasn't at all possible since the tour only lasted for 45 minutes and I had to move along with the group.

Library of Parliament backdrop

For more information about the Parliament of Canada, visit their website.

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