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“A lovely building” 5 of 5 stars
Review of British Columbia Legislature Building

British Columbia Legislature Building
501 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1X4, Canada (Downtown)
250-387-3046
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Ranked #7 of 56 attractions in Victoria
Type: Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: 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.
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“A lovely building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We did the 17:00 tour which was the last of the day. The architecture was typical of the period and well maintained. The young lady tour guide was excellent and took on any questions thrown at her. What a joy to see a painting of our queen proudly on display. An interesting item was a stained glass window made for Queen Victoria which was only found recently and is now on display.

Visited June 2013
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“Must See”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

If you are looking to take picture, he is the building to do so. Nice during the day and at night all the edges are lit with lights.

Visited March 2013
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“Meet Queen Victoria”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Took the tour of the parliament buildings with a very nice young guide who explained so much and it was clever to have Queen Victoria meet us during the tour. A very nice free experience in Victoria.

Visited May 2013
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“Yup, everyone is right, the free tour really is awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

As you can see from our past review history, we have been on a lot of free as well as paid tours. This ranks right up near the top. The guide was awesome and very knowledgeable, and the surprise guests who pop in throughout are so much fun and they really bring context to the gravity of this historical building.

If you do one thing during your stay, this should definitely be it.

Visited June 2013
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“Great Place To Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

What I love about visiting the Parliament Buildings is that it's free! I've gone twice now and done both the guided tour (so much fun and so informative) and the self-guided tour (also fun and you can go at your own pace.) The architecture is beautiful and you'll learn a lot about our province while you're strolling around. Great for adults and kids alike!

Visited June 2013
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