Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

May 08, 2014 09:59 ET

Capital Information Kiosk to Open Across from Parliament Hill

Complementary tourism services grouped together in one location

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 8, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

In one week, Canadian Heritage will relocate its Capital Information Kiosk to 90 Wellington Street, directly across from Parliament Hill.

The move marks a return to a familiar location for the visitor services operation, combining a smaller footprint with an enhanced offering that uses technology to its full potential.

The Capital Information Kiosk will be sharing the space with Parliament of Canada's Tour Program, which provides tickets for guided tours, grouping complementary tourism services together in one easy-to-find location along Confederation Boulevard, a high-traffic visitor pedestrian route.

As we approach Canada's 150th anniversary in 2017, Canadian Heritage is committed to welcoming Canadians to their Capital and maximizing the use of new and traditional platforms to provide information that will help them plan and enjoy their visit.

Quick Facts

  • Beginning May 14, the Capital Information Kiosk will welcome visitors at 90 Wellington Street. (The service is currently located at the World Exchange Plaza.)
  • Canadian Heritage has further strengthened its services to visitors with a successful approach that maximizes the use of technology by offering:
    • Free Wi-Fi access at key landmarks and sites in the heart of the Capital region
    • A revamped website designed for access by mobile devices
    • An expanded outdoor roving interpretation service that brings information officers, equipped with tablets, to visitors along Confederation Boulevard
    • QR code (quick response code) interpretation modules at national monuments and works of public art
    • The Capital Tours app with free, downloadable walking tours of Canada's Capital (three new tours will be launched this summer!)
  • Canada's Capital Region welcomes approximately 10 million visitors a year.

Quotes

"I invite all Canadians to come and explore their Capital and to stop in at the Capital Information Kiosk on Confederation Boulevard, where they'll receive a warm welcome and be able to readily access information to help them better enjoy their time here."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

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Visitor Information in Canada's Capital Region

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Contact Information

  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    819-997-7788

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca