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British Columbia Parliament Buildings

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Address: 501 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1X4, Canada
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+1 250-387-3046
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:00
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Home to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, the Parliament...

Home to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, the Parliament Buildings are open to the public year-round. Visitors are welcome to join one of the regularly scheduled guided tours, stroll through the buildings on their own self-guided tour, or even have a bite to eat in the Legislative Dining Room.Free guided tours are available Monday through Friday throughout the year, and seven days a week during the summer.

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it was closed but pretty

I arrived on a sunday so it was closed, but i got some good pictures. It was a really pretty building and i'm glad I at least got to visit the outside.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I arrived on a sunday so it was closed, but i got some good pictures. It was a really pretty building and i'm glad I at least got to visit the outside.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As a resident, & as a taxpayer...politically bereft. Go for the view & the BS. View any commentary through rose colored glasses.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Years ago I did the tour and while I didn't retain any information, the inside is stunning. So much to gaze upon. The grounds are beautiful also. Lots of lawnspace to laze about on a warm sunny day with a good water view. In the winter the fountain freezes and that in itself is wonderful to witness.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A walk on the outside grounds on a cold January weekend offered a quiet and frozen fountain view of this historical building. On Monday we ended up stopping in to take a look inside. Very quiet Monday morning this is a great 20 minute stop to see some impressive detail on the interior design. The security and staff folks were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These buildings are massive. Just imagining the effort to build them was head splitting. Amazing the capital is on an island! Great exercise just to walk around them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't miss this beautiful building at night! It is awesome. Inside is even better. One of the landmarks in Victoria!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Parliament Buildings offer a free tour with a guide between 9AM and 5PM, every 30 minutes. The tour was very informative, never dull and was extra entertaining when an actor dressed as in the early 20th century played one of the important characters of the history of Victoria. We say the actor at the end of the tour that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As the Parliament building is a working building, we had limited access to the inners but what we saw, including the two-story tall Christmas tree in the rotunda and the photos of its origin were worth the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Surprisingly enjoyable, with an informative review of the BC system of government and the history of this grand building. I wouldn't place it at the top of a "must-do" itinerary, but if you have time, it is well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour guides are really informative and professional. Good history lesson done in a very quick and interesting manner. Good for all ages. Don't miss the view of the quilt remembering the murdered and missing women from the upper balcony floor - very moving.

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