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British Columbia Parliament Buildings

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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...more
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501 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1X4, Canada
James Bay
+1 250-387-3046
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Reviewed today

We took one of the free guided tours and got a good overview of how the provincial legislature works. The guide was very knowledgeable and the tour was just the right length (under an hour).

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Reviewed today

Before taking the inside tour we were treated to a performance of 2 people describing the events of BC history. Once inside an equally talented Docent gave us detail of the Parliament and made for an enjoyable experience. It cost us nothing which in today's...More

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Reviewed today

Lovely place to walk, imposing building. Queen Victoria statue overlooking the Harbour and the monument to fallen Heroes of all wars are two landmarks not to be missed.

Thank Lionheart1261
Reviewed today

Our tour group had an appointed time to visit here otherwise you may have to make reservations. It's a relatively small area you visit but the guides were interesting and fun even with some historical enactment entertainment at the end. There's a small gift shop...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you already know everything about the Canadian government system there is no real need to visit. Anyway always interesting to rehearse

Thank Francois L
Reviewed 2 days ago

PRO TIP! There is a pretty great restaurant located in the parliament buildings. And, by eating there you can skip the long lines to get in to take a look around afterwards. Be sure to have ID on you. Reasonable prices and very filling! **...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was lucky enough to make it for a quick free tour which started at 1pm. Learned a bit about the history of British Columbia's legislature and we even met the minister of tourism. Nice building with some good history. Worth a quick visit.

Thank Sham81
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is a stop to see when visiting the Inner Harbor.We also visited at night as it is all lite up.You can go iside and tour if you want as well.

Thank gooilersLeduc
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Parliament Buildings are fantastic, both in the interior and exterior. At night, the main attraction at night are the lit buildings.

Thank Annette P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were surprised how close the Parliament Building was located from our hotel...next to it facing the Inner Harbour! We enjoyed the convenience of being close to everything nearby. The Parliament Building is free to enter so I highly recommend doing that if you are...More

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July 4, 2018|
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Response from wazzaw123 | Reviewed this property |
BC Victoria Parliament Building tours are conducted only when Parliament is not seated. Tours hours are 9.30 to 11.30 am 1.30 to 3.30 pm and there is two express tours at 1pm and 4 pm . However you can self tour at ant time... More
April 17, 2017|
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Response from Golden-Gypsys | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I doubt there is a storage location for your bags at the Parliament Building however your hotel will likely hold your bags for you if you arrive before you can check into your room.
March 28, 2017|
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Response from ShamysShores2 | Reviewed this property |
Approximately 2 blocks. It's an easy walk between the two