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Supreme Court of Canada Doors Open Ottawa

Supreme Court of Canada

Although this building is currently closed to visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it does not mean that it is impossible to obtain a tour. In fact, the remote tour that they have created brings the Supreme Court of Canada to the public. A 45-minute remote tour by one of the court’s guide-interpreters is a unique opportunity to learn about the building, its massive scale and commanding grand entrance hall. The architect Ernest Cormier’s art deco design enhances the natural beauty of the exquisite woods and marble interior. Various topics linked to justice – including the Canadian judicial system, its history and judges through pictures and interesting facts – will be discussed. Visit their website for the tour schedule and to book your Digital Doors Open tour of this fascinating site. Remote tours will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Zoom.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tour
  • French services available
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

301 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario


Year built: 1939
Architect: Ernest Cormier
Architectural style: Art deco
Building type: Courthouse, Government building

Dates/hours open

Friday January 1 – Friday December 31, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open Ottawa

Supreme Court of Canada 301 Wellington Street