Guided tours

Gatineau preservation centre
Visitors looking at a map on the wall.

The Library and Archives Canada Preservation Centre in Gatineau is offering guided tours for the general public. Come and discover the many treasures inside this building.

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Visitors are required to check their coats in the cloakroom. Please note that bags are not permitted on the tour. As well, food and drinks are not allowed.

  • Additional information
    Visitors looking at old plans.

    The Preservation Centre is located at 625 Du Carrefour Boulevard in Gatineau.

    Parking is very limited. Visitor parking is $4, in change, for two hours. If no spots are available, you will need to get a ticket from the machine by the first row of parking and then park on the road to the west of the building.

    All coats and large bags (including handbags) must be left in the cloakroom. Locks for the lockers are available from the commissionaire.

    Drinks or food are not allowed on the tour; nor are pens, though pencils are permitted.

    Cameras are allowed, but the flash must not be used if documents are being shown.

    The tour involves standing and walking; wear comfortable shoes!

    The group must stay together for the full duration of the tour.

    Please note that the tours are for visitors at least 12 years of age. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Visits last approximately 90 minutes, including registration at the front desk.

    Visitors will need to show photo identification, other than a health insurance card, at the security desk by the entrance.

  • For general inquiries

    Telephone: 613-996-5115 or 1-866-578-7777 (toll-free in Canada and the United States)
    Or by email :

Can't make the tour in person? Listen to our podcast episode for an audio tour of the Preservation Centre. We discuss the building's award-winning architecture and offer insights into how we store and preserve our national treasures. You can also view great images of the facility by exploring our Flickr album.

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