Guided Tours

Remote Tours Now Available

Even though you can’t come to the Supreme Court of Canada, the Court can now come to you! 30 minute remote tours will be offered by our guide-interpreters, who will teach you more about the Court and its history through pictures and interesting facts.

Recommended age group: all ages
Duration: 30 minutes
Group size: maximum 35
Fee: none

For reservations, please complete the on-line reservation request form.

Cancellation of On-Site Tours

Out of concern for the health and safety of visitors and employees in light of COVID-19, the Supreme Court of Canada Building is closed to visitors. All currently scheduled public events at the Court, as well as guided tours, are cancelled until further notice. The Court remains open for case-related matters. For further information, see the Notice about COVID-19.


Getting to the Court

Address and Contact Information

Supreme Court of Canada
301 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0J1

Telephone: 613-995-5361 or 1-866-360-1522
Fax: 613-941-5817
Email: tour-visite@scc-csc.ca

Directions

To visit the Supreme Court of Canada when coming from Montreal take the Trans Canada highway, route 417 west. Take the Metcalfe exit, number 119. Turn right onto Kent Street and continue down Kent to Wellington, then go straight through the lights. The Supreme Court of Canada is set back from a busy Wellington Street by an expanse of lawn on your left.

Localization Map

Parking Information

There is no parking available at the Supreme Court of Canada, but a number of public and municipal lots are located nearby.

Public Transit

The Supreme Court of Canada is served by a number of public transit services. If you are travelling from within Ottawa, please consult OC Transpo to learn about O-Train and bus routes. Please note that the closest O-Train station is located on Lyon Street. Contact the Société de transport de l'Outaouais for routes and schedules from Gatineau.

Tour Buses

There are drop-off areas along Wellington Street, and tour bus parking is available throughout the city.


Accessibility

Wheelchair Accessibility Enseigne d'accès en fauteuil roulant

  • The Supreme Court of Canada is wheelchair accessible.
  • A ramp is located at the entrance along the Eastern side of the building (facing the building, this is the entrance along the right-hand wall of the building).
  • All public elevators and ramps are large enough to accommodate wheelchairs and motorized scooters.

Ramp located at the east side entrance inside the building
Ramp located at the east side entrance

Visually impaired visitors

To enhance the experience of our visually impaired visitors and give them a better understanding of the building, the guides use a toucharge scale model during guided tours.

A reservation must be made.

Touchable scale model of the buiding
Toucharge scale model of the building