Restricted Items

Any bag larger than 35.5 cm x 30.5 cm x 19 cm (14 in x 12 in x 7.5 in), pointed object (e.g. knitting needles and letter openers), electric stun guns, martial arts weapons or devices, slingshots, replica guns, explosive devices, ammunition, aerosols, fireworks, knives of any size, razors and box cutters, tools, selfie sticks, blunt instruments, flammable or harmful substances, alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia.

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Important Information

Report an emergency

To report an emergency, crime in progress or suspicious activity, please call 613-992-7000 or 911.

We encourage everyone to remain vigilant and to be aware of their surroundings at all times.

Parliamentarians and parliamentary employees are encouraged to refer to the Parliament of Canada Emergency Procedures and Safeguards manual.

In-person screening

Visitors wishing to gain access to the Parliament Buildings are subject to a security screening process. Visitors are advised to arrive early to account for possible delays.

Business visitors must present valid government-issued photo identification.

Alternate security arrangements can be made for visitors with pacemakers and other medical needs. For questions related to access to Parliament Buildings, please email us at:

Vehicle screening

All vehicles wishing to gain access to Parliament Hill must undergo a security screening process at the Vehicle Screening Facility located at Bank Street and Vittoria Street.

Vehicle occupants must be prepared to display valid government-issued photo identification or valid parliamentary accreditation.

Vehicles must be pre-registered with the Senate of Canada at 613-992-9265 or the House of Commons at 613-943-4300.

There is no visitor parking on Parliament Hill or at the Senate of Canada Building.

Apply for a permit

You must obtain a permit to use Parliament Hill for specific activities, such as holding a public event.

Complete the application form and submit it to the Committee on the Use of Parliament Hill.

The Committee on the Use of Parliament Hill reserves the right to change the conditions included in your permit at any time and without prior notice. It can also cancel all activities for security reasons.

Centre Block is closed for rehabilitation. Click to see map of new building locations.

Restricted airspace

The airspace over Parliament Hill is a no-fly zone. Recreational drones are strictly prohibited.

Parliament Hill and the area within a 0.75-mile radius belong to a restricted airspace (CYR537).

For more information, please consult the Class F Airspace section in the Designated Airspace Handbook.

Before entering RAS CYR537, commercial pilots must consult our procedure and request authorization by submitting an application form to the Parliamentary Protective Service at

PUBLICATIONS 2021-2024 Strategic Plan - People-Driven Excellence

The Parliamentary Protective Service completed its three-year strategic planning process. Thanks to the participation and contributions of several employees and teams from across the Service, we are pleased to share our reconfirmed foundations and new priorities in the form of the 2021-2024 Strategic Plan.

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