Special Notice Regarding White House Tours

The Embassy of Canada is unable to arrange tours of the White House for Canadian citizens. Previously, embassies arranged White House tours for foreign nationals in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State, however that program was cancelled in 2011. Although the White House and National Park Service web sites direct foreign citizens to contact their embassy, we cannot accommodate requests for White House tours for the general public. We will post an update to the website immediately if conditions change.

As an alternative, we recommend that you add the White House Visitor Center to your travel plans. It is open to the general public without a reservation from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM daily.

Visitors may also consider free guided tours of other iconic American institutions including: the Pentagon, Capitol Building, Library of Congress, National Archives, and the Washington Monument.

The Embassy of Canada has an art gallery which is also open to the public, Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy your visit to Washington D.C.

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