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British Columbia Parliament Buildings

501 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1X4, Canada
+1 250-387-3046
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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, 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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501 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1X4, Canada
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"free tour"
in 197 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 217 reviews
"guided tour"
in 162 reviews
"queen victoria"
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"dining room"
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"inside the building"
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"bc legislature building"
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"lit up at night"
in 51 reviews
"francis rattenbury"
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"british columbia"
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"stained glass"
in 61 reviews
"beautiful at night"
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"self guided"
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"open to the public"
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"interesting history"
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"great tour"
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"walk around"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Victoria is the capital of BC and there is no better palce to get some history than the prestigious Parliment buildings. Great arcituture.

Thank Hari A
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Tours are free, either self guided or with a guide. Nice and short, about 40 minutes. Registration process for tour was a bit confusing but worked out.

Thank Brewolig
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Reviewed 1 week ago

i wanted to take my kids on an educational walk around inside the building but the security guard told me i couldn't even go in! then my son fell into the fountain. terrible.

Thank sonyaandfam
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went there in summer. The blue sky was so beautiful with the green grass. The fountain also amazed me very much. If you have chance, walk into the building with the guides will be a good choice.

Thank Crystal C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like grand architecture then a visit to the government building might be your cup of tea. It is an impressive structure and is presented on nicely groomed grounds.

Thank Marty911
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

History. Grandeur. Elegance. Beautiful woodwork. One of the best in Canada. Take the tour. Not to be missed by visitors... and residents make a point to visit during off season.

Thank O9134TJjohnl
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just walking around the grounds of the Parliament buildings is a site to see. If you're already downtown Victoria, take a stroll along the grass in front of the buildings, check out the amazing architecture of this historic landmark. Well worth the time. If you're...More

Thank radmandiver
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a free tour and you will not be disappointed. The building alone is spectacular to look and the stories about the place very interesting.

Thank Tanis A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very informative and historical narration by guide. Area of the visit limited, but did see the Chamber, but not allowed inside. The gallery was closed. Great lunch in the restaurant.

Thank Old B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had another very nice lunch in the dining room! It is a little out of the way but was on our route from hotel to Royal BC Museum. This was our second visit and we were not disappointed. Food was well presented and hot....More

Thank Westerham
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stephenbattise
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.
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March 28, 2017|
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Response from ShamysShores2 | Reviewed this property |
Approximately 2 blocks. It's an easy walk between the two
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