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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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Reviewed August 21, 2016

Just walking by this impressive building is pleasure enough with it's grand architecture and lush landscaping. At night, the façade is nicely lit and there are many people milling about the lawn relaxing and taking photos.

Thank Eric C
Reviewed August 21, 2016

In a wonderful garden, this building is definitely a landmark. It is beautiful from anyangle you look.

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Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Visited here both at night and daytime. Less crowded at night. There are free tours of the Parliament Building from 9 am until 5 pm. You just lineup at the bottom of the entrance way. There's a plaque near the entrance that posts the tour...More

Thank Melanie E
Reviewed August 21, 2016

Free tours offered throughout the day, interesting political history, guides dressed in period costumes are quite knowledgable and very friendly.

Thank Bill H
Reviewed August 21, 2016

The imposing British Columbia legislative building dates from the very start of the twentieth century. It's a working building but it is immaculately maintained and there are lots of display items to illustrate the history of the province of British Columbia. Parts of the building...More

Thank John Q
Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We were unable to visit the legislative chamber, as a university group was using it; quite disappointing. Took the French tour. Guide was relatively knowledgeable.

Thank Eunice7
Reviewed August 20, 2016

We were taken by the beauty of the Parliament Buildings when we arrived on the ferry from Washington. The grounds were meticulously maintained. A real surprise treat for us was the lighting of the building after dark. Just beautiful.

Thank sojouner2
Reviewed August 19, 2016

We were visiting Victoria and had not planned to visit the parliament buildings until I read reviews on tripadvisor. Thank you ADVISERS! We were so glad we did the free guided tour. It was only 40 minutes and Joseph did a great job. He could...More

Thank Nancy L
Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Besides the Fairmont Hotel this is one of the most stand out buildings in the area. We walked the grounds both day and night as it is lit up well at night with the fountain changing colours. We also lined up to do a free...More

Thank Alice R
Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

There are two options to tour - self guided or guided. We opted for the self tour however were able to get a few tidbits from guides as they walked by with groups. There is an information booklet by the entrance and "eye spy" game...More

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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