Visiting the House of Commons for the first time

Have you ever wanted to be in attendance while the House of Commons was in session? Well, I did just that for my 52 in 52 challenge this week!

If you’d like to visit Parliament as well, below are the steps to go about it.  By the way, the process is actually pretty easy!

First, contact your Member of Parliament and ask them to reserve seats for you.  They’ll then put you on the list, and when the day comes, make sure to arrive early because even with your reservation there’s no guarantee you’ll get a spot during the time you want to be there.

More information can be found HERE


The House of Commons is located in the West Block at 111 Wellington Street and visitors must now enter through the new Visitors Welcome Centre, which is between the Centre and West Block.

There’s also quite a bit of security, so be prepared to take off your shoes and have all your items ready to be x-rayed, including yourself!


  • Some items which are not permitted, include cameras, recording devices, and bags.
  • Visitors are asked not to leave or enter the galleries during a vote.
  • At a minimum, visitors are required to wear casual dress and footwear.

My project of trying 52 new things in 52 weeks rolls on! Stay tuned, come back here or follow me on Twitter, and/or Instagram to find out what I’ll be doing next!!

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