Special notice about the White House Tours

The Embassy of Canada cannot arrange tours of the White House for Canadian citizens.

We understand that the White House and National Park Service web sites ask foreign citizens interested in a tour to contact their embassy.

However, public tours for foreign citizens must be requested via an embassy and the US Department of State.

The US Department of State has advised us that, at present access for foreign citizens to White House tours as part of an Embassy-sponsored public tour group, is on hold.

We are therefore unable to process any requests at this time.

We will post an update to the website immediately if conditions change.

As an alternative, you may wish to 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.

You might 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 9:30-4:30pm.

Enjoy your visit to Washington D.C. .