The Parliament Buildings: Through the Eyes of a Stone Carver

Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 14:00 to 15:30

A fascinating, in-depth look at the Gothic ornamentation that adorns the buildings of the Parliamentary Precinct. The tour will cover everything from the quarrying processes to stone carving, as well as symbolism and elements of style.

GUIDE: John-Philippe Smith has worked as a stone carver on Parliament Hill since the restoration of the Library of Parliament in 2001. His company, Smith & Barber Sculpture Atelier Inc., is in the midst of completing the massive restoration of the West Block.


Heritage Ottawa Members: $5  /  Non-Members: $10  ( Payable by cash at start of the tour )


Meet: Centennial Flame, facing the Centre Block on Parliament Hill
111 Wellington Street West
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6