The Supreme Court of Canada

301 Wellington St.
Ottawa, ON K1A 0J1- Map It
Phone: (613) 995-5361

AAA Editor Notes

The Supreme Court of Canada is just w. of Parliament Hill at 301 Wellington St. Guided tours of the judicial branch of the Canadian government are provided by law students, who offer an insight into the operation of the Canadian judicial system. The Supreme Court is the highest court of appeal for criminal and civil cases and deals with legal issues of public importance. Two statues, representing truth and justice, are on either side of the entrance to the Art Deco building. When court is in session, visitors can sit in on the hearing of an appeal.
Hours: Tours are given daily 9-noon and 1-5, May-Aug.; Mon.-Fri. 9-noon and 1-5, rest of year. English tours begin on the hour. French tours begin on the half hour. Tours are subject to cancellation or alteration, sometimes at short notice, for reasons related to the work of the court. Closed major holidays. Allow 30 minutes minimum.