Legislative Assembly of British Columbia

Legislative Assembly of British Columbia

Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
4.5
Historic SitesArchitectural BuildingsGovernment Buildings
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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  • 708Robin
    West Sussex, United Kingdom1,474 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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), India840 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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, Canada1,311 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia49,170 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful building.
    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.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written December 8, 2023
  • Hawaiian Canuck
    Vancouver, Canada2,037 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning building with deep meaning and symbolism for British Columbians.
    This building complex is the perfect encapsulation of what British Columbia is all about. That’s Captain George Vancouver at the top of the main dome…the British Captain who navigated/explored much of the southern coast of BC. Do take the free tour offered because it covers unique tidbits of history and quirks about the building that you won’t find on the self guided tour. Well worth the time.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written December 23, 2023
  • RobertMJThompson
    Victoria, Canada770 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome Architecture
    Stroll around the grounds, take in a spontaneous performance, stay for lunch, arrange a tour. I love hanging out on the lawn when there is a protest taking place. You are right on the Inner Harbour so there is all kinds of interesting traffic; planes, boats, buses, horse drawn carriages. Keep your eyes peeled for all the interesting buildings, some strange, some institutional, interesting materials. Take in the sights of the site.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 24, 2024
  • Bohemian_me84
    Calgary, Canada2,006 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty
    It’s a very pretty building . You can walk around in parts of main floor and second floor . For self guided tours there is little booklets in many languages , and there is also a gift shop with very inexpensive postcards . They don’t sell postage stamps .
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written June 3, 2024
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Hannibal A
Los Angeles, CA35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Business
I enjoyed seeing this historic landmark where the laws are passed. Look forward to my next visit there again, and hope to be able to sit in an actual session.
Written June 11, 2024
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Bohemian_me84
Calgary, Canada2,006 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
It’s a very pretty building . You can walk around in parts of main floor and second floor . For self guided tours there is little booklets in many languages , and there is also a gift shop with very inexpensive postcards . They don’t sell postage stamps .
Written June 3, 2024
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Christophe B
Quebec City, Canada807 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
Gorgeous architecture and building right by the water. It is well integrated in the Victorian look of the city. Very easy to spot and a must see during your visit.
Written June 2, 2024
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RobertMJThompson
Victoria, Canada770 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Stroll around the grounds, take in a spontaneous performance, stay for lunch, arrange a tour. I love hanging out on the lawn when there is a protest taking place. You are right on the Inner Harbour so there is all kinds of interesting traffic; planes, boats, buses, horse drawn carriages. Keep your eyes peeled for all the interesting buildings, some strange, some institutional, interesting materials. Take in the sights of the site.
Written May 24, 2024
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tdsuperstar
Toronto, Canada18,964 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Had a great tour with Ryan, the architecture and history of building was brought to life. The forty or so minute tour really makes you appreciate the effort it took to get the building built, but at the same time recognizes that it was built at a different time, using different labour laws and taking advantage of a native family. The free tour is worth every moment. The gift shop is also well priced and has some good food offerings. Learn some history, learn about democracy, enjoy the grounds and restaurant!
Written March 25, 2024
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Odyseey
New York City, NY490 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Really great looking building in the middle of Victoria downtown we walked around for about 20 minutes then it became boring
Written January 5, 2024
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Hawaiian Canuck
Vancouver, Canada2,037 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
This building complex is the perfect encapsulation of what British Columbia is all about. That’s Captain George Vancouver at the top of the main dome…the British Captain who navigated/explored much of the southern coast of BC. Do take the free tour offered because it covers unique tidbits of history and quirks about the building that you won’t find on the self guided tour. Well worth the time.
Written December 24, 2023
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fsdukejr
Des Moines, WA2,501 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Excellent guided tour of the building with lots of history. Well worth the 1 hour. Could not remember our guide's name but she said that if we did not like the tour, her name was John. She definitely was not John.
Written December 20, 2023
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Rockiroads
Oshawa, Canada1,311 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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