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British Columbia Parliament Buildings

Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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All reviews free tour beautiful building guided tour queen victoria dining room inside the building lit up at night francis rattenbury british columbia stained glass self guided legislative building beautiful at night bc legislature open to the public interesting history great tour
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Security is polite but thorough at the entrance. Excellent tour guides described many historical and articstic details of each floor. The architecture is British colonial and beautifully maintained. Seeing the Legislative chamber provides better understanding of how laws are discussed and passed for the people...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a nice sight to see the government buildings lit up for the holidays. Very warm city, and it is clear to me that we visitors are welcome here.

Thank 886tinal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great area to visit and spend the day in. The buildings are magnificent and set in the bay. Loads to do and big open space out front to watch the world go by in. Go see

Thank sawbograham
Reviewed 1 week ago

Parliament Buildings tend to be very grand in many cities and this is an example. This building is so large, it can be seen from a kilometer away. The grounds are also extensive. Be prepared to do a lot of walking to view this place...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the priggish guide, we found this visit to be much more than expected. It is a reminder of the evolution of the British Empire from its peak to today. As we looked through it we decided that we prefer today.

Thank WelshHills
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You cannot go inside the building but the view from outside is spectacular. Definitely the most scenic view in Victoria. The architecture resembles old Europe.

Thank zacc353
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a day trip to Victoria on Remembrance Day and were very fortunate to get a opportunity see the Remembrance day parade and other activities in front of the Parliament Building. The Parliament Building is "must-do" in Victoria. The architecture is amazing.

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful buildings, worth taking a guided tour. Nice dining room for breakfast before watching a session or taking a tour.

Thank T C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The parliament buildings are beautiful at the inner harbour. Lots of tourists in that area with lots of shops and places to explore. I like how they light the building at night.

Thank mslynnypooh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While walking around the legislature we saw a sign re lunch. A guard gave us a business card, so we phoned for a reservation. The service was fantastic, food delicious & well priced. Reservations are required.

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November 19, 2018|
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Response from Mary J | Reviewed this property |
The lights go on at dusk and are pretty spectacular.
September 26, 2018|
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Response from itssharihere | Reviewed this property |
I believe as long as they are not in session (but not even sure people would be allowed in while in session.
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