Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Helpful Tips for Visitors Planning a Trip to Parliament Hill on Canada Day

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Helpful Tips for Visitors Planning a Trip to Parliament Hill on Canada Day

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Visitors tips for Canada Day in Ottawa

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OTTAWA - Planning a trip to Parliament Hill on Canada Day weekend? Here are some tips:

-- Visitors are required to undergo screening, which involves passing through a metal detector and screening for restricted items.

-- The restricted items list has been simplified: no weapons, no explosives, no alcohol, no fireworks and no bags over 35.5 centimetres by 19 centimetres.

-- Strollers, coolers and lawn chairs are permitted, however visitors are encouraged to travel as lightly as possible, to avoid delays caused by additional screening measures.

-- Access to Parliament Hill will be limited to a single entry point on Wellington Street in front of the Supreme Court building. There will be multiple exit points which will be clearly marked. …

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