Legislative Assembly of British Columbia

Legislative Assembly of British Columbia

Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
4.5
Historic SitesArchitectural BuildingsGovernment Buildings
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
The Parliament Buildings are open for free guided tours on weekdays throughout the year and seven days a week during the summer. Free tours are offered regularly throughout the day. Visitors are invited to discover the architectural splendour of the Parliament Buildings and learn about British Columbia's Legislative Assembly. Please visit our website for the most up-to-date hours and tour information.
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  • Pat H
    Nanaimo, Canada237 contributions
    Tours run at 10 and 3 pm during our time in Victoria
    Guided with great explanation by Danny to our group. Mix of humour and history and answered all questions. Tour is about 45 minutes and free. Gives good information and early BC and architect Rattenbury.
    Visited February 2023
    Written February 22, 2023
  • 708Robin
    West Sussex, United Kingdom1,459 contributions
    A great history of the building from a guide
    The tour takes about 40 minutes and is free. It is popular so you might have a wait until a time slot is available so get there earlier than the time you wish to go. A very interesting building which your guide will give you history of as your go around. It can be difficult to hear what they say in parts of the building with a high ceiling because of the echo so stand near the guide if you can.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 22, 2023
  • Ashish D
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India795 contributions
    Grand monument that stood the test of time!
    This historic edifice has stood the test of time and sits in all its grandeur at the Victorian Inner Harbour. We went around the inside too, though our tour was limited to a section of the huge building. Quite imressive!
    Visited June 2023
    Written August 23, 2023
  • Rockiroads
    Oshawa, Canada1,261 contributions
    No idea we could have had free tour but...
    This was a beautiful building day and night. Lit up well, you could see in from many places. In the day time, we walked the grounds, looked at the many statues around the property and read the plaques. A beautiful large tree out front you would love to get into, but cant. A lot of history here and mush to learn. I wish we knew we could get in, part of it was blocked off with some repairs. So historical looking.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 12, 2023
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia44,501 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia is a beautiful building. It's situated in a prime location and there are some wonderfully manicured gardens around it. Free tours are offered but unfortunately they were closed at the time of our visit. At the top of the central dome of the building is the gold-covered statue of Captain George Vancouver who explored most of North America, including British Columbia.
Written December 8, 2023
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Rockiroads
Oshawa, Canada1,261 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Couples
This was a beautiful building day and night. Lit up well, you could see in from many places. In the day time, we walked the grounds, looked at the many statues around the property and read the plaques. A beautiful large tree out front you would love to get into, but cant. A lot of history here and mush to learn. I wish we knew we could get in, part of it was blocked off with some repairs. So historical looking.
Written September 12, 2023
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Sharon T
2 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Family
Beautiful and informative plus free to enter. The stained glass windows are amazing. Definitely recommend.
Written September 2, 2023
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Ashish D
Kolkata (Calcutta), India795 contributions
Jun. 2023
This historic edifice has stood the test of time and sits in all its grandeur at the Victorian Inner Harbour. We went around the inside too, though our tour was limited to a section of the huge building. Quite imressive!
Written August 23, 2023
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ldgp14
Walsall, UK2,804 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Couples
The Legislative Assembly of BC building is one of the architectural highlights of Victoria. It is especially worth seeing at night when it is lit up, you won't miss it if you head to the harbour.
Written August 18, 2023
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708Robin
West Sussex, UK1,459 contributions
Jul. 2023
The tour takes about 40 minutes and is free. It is popular so you might have a wait until a time slot is available so get there earlier than the time you wish to go.

A very interesting building which your guide will give you history of as your go around.

It can be difficult to hear what they say in parts of the building with a high ceiling because of the echo so stand near the guide if you can.
Written July 22, 2023
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TexasGirl050
Texas80 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Family
Beautiful building. The free tour was very informative and interesting. Really enjoyed the entire experience! Gift shop was small and attendant was so friendly.
Written July 14, 2023
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Relax744964
3 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Family
Such an interesting tour, even our teenaged boys learned something and had FUN! We weren't sure what to expect when we entered, but it turned out to be a wonderful tour and so worth our time!
Written June 21, 2023
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Usia2014
Calgary, Canada1,885 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Couples
It’s a beautiful building on the outside and inside. The grounds are kept clean and the landscaping is well done. On one of the days we were there a group of protesters gathered and were chanting about saving the environment.

It’s nice to see the Legislative Assembly in the day time; but it’s a must see in the evening with all the lights on and reflecting on the water of the inner harbour. Magical.
Written May 10, 2023
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Pat H
Nanaimo, Canada237 contributions
Feb. 2023
Guided with great explanation by Danny to our group. Mix of humour and history and answered all questions. Tour is about 45 minutes and free. Gives good information and early BC and architect Rattenbury.
Written February 22, 2023
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