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Register for the next guided tour
Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is offering guided tours of its Preservation Centre in Gatineau for the general public. Tours are approximately 90 minutes, including registration at the front desk.
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.
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Location and parking
The LAC Preservation Centre is located at
625 Du Carrefour Boulevard in Gatineau, Quebec.
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.
When you arrive
You will need to show photo identification, other than a health insurance card, at the security desk by the entrance.
All coats and large bags (including handbags) must be left in the cloakroom. Locks for the lockers are available from the commissionaire.
During your tour
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.
For general inquiries
- National Capital Region:
- Toll free in Canada and United States:
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