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British Columbia Parliament Buildings: Tours & Tickets

Closed Now: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open today: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Home to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, the Parliament Buildings are open to the public from 8:30am to 4:30pm Mondays to Fridays year-round. They are open to the public on weekends from the 3rd weekend in May to the first weekend in...more
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501 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1X4, Canada
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Reviewed today

I'm always interested in viewing the Parliament buildings and how different nations operate their political proceedings. If you don't wish to go inside, it is still worth to head over to have a look at this grand building and the lovely garden area which surrounds...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank scorpionsa
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful building on well-groomed grounds. We took an organized tour which was well-led and we were glad we did. Building is lit up at night and worth an extra walk-by later.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ballmom1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such a beautiful building! We enjoyed seeing it at night, and during the day. I wish we’d been able to go inside but we had to catch a ferry on the other side of town.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank jjcoffman
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visit at dusk and evening. The building is lit up with lights accenting the perimeter of the building! Makes for extraordinary photos!!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 907liz
Reviewed 5 days ago

Luckily for us on the ferry over from Vancouver to Victoria we heard a lady talking about the restaurant in Parliament House so we decided to try it out. I would suggest you should book as it does get very busy. We booked early in...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Darryl B
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a beautiful building. There are queues to get in and you should check the web site for the times of tours. We called in at the Legislative Dining Room for breakfast and so did not have to queue again to get into the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank R1chardN
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you get the chance to see this place at night you will be blown away at the light show. wow wow wow The entire building is lit up at night and its stunning.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank tootrue
Reviewed 1 week ago

A Historical & Beautiful building with so much of history. Very well maintained, although very old. Looks so amazing when its lit at night. Even if you do not go inside, (we could not due to lack of time) it is worthwhile coming over to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank DilrukshiH
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wandered around a little whilst waiting for the guided tour to start which was very interesting and guided by a very enthusiastic young guy who knew his stuff. A worthwhile way to spend an hour or two particularly if wet outside. We also ate...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank John Edmund B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of pictures and historical information. Check times on the website for tours or do the self-guided tour. Note that as a government building there is a security check point to go through, but as this is Canada, they security officers are very polite!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Guide6117
September 17, 2019|
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Response from 712melaniee | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately not. Happy travels! 😎
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November 19, 2018|
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Response from Mary J | Reviewed this property |
The lights go on at dusk and are pretty spectacular.
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PatGi2015
September 26, 2018|
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Response from itssharihere | Reviewed this property |
I believe as long as they are not in session (but not even sure people would be allowed in while in session.
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