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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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+1 250-387-3046
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Perhaps it’s still in Christmas spirit mode, but this building is well looked after and particularly lovely this time of year trimmed with lights! Lovely!

Thank BethanyAnneMiller
Reviewed 1 week ago

The free tour was very interesting, led by a knowledgeable young lady. Although you can wander around the building on your own, the guide shared much interesting information about the building, the windows, and the paintings that we wouldn't have known on our own. We...More

1  Thank MEPHX
Reviewed 1 week ago

I very much enjoyed my visit! The tour was great and the tour guide was knowledgeable. I will warn that they do not allow you to go in to the gallery of the parliamentary room itself like they do in Quebec and Ontario. But you...More

Thank RegePG
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is great to visit. I did a self guided tour, but guided tours are available. The stained glass windows are a highlight as is the hall of governor generals and of course the elaborate dome ceiling. I didn't try the cafe but have heard...More

Thank monica a
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

worth seeing the parliament building and learn about the history, politics. The best part of all its FREE

1  Thank julai h
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of Rattenbury's Imperial government buildings [he also designed the Empress] it has lovely grounds and is well worth a stroll after you finish seeing the harbor. Its not Congress or the Houses of Parliament but if you're interested in Provincial politics there are tours...More

Thank sewaterman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful building and grounds. Was pleasant to just walk around and see how well maintained it all was.

Thank Shana H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being a big politics aficionado, when my family and I were on holiday here in Victoria, it was an absolute must to visit. We all enjoyed a guided tour, complete with actors who played people who contributed to the history of the British Columbia Parliament...More

Thank cmackiexxx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did not take a formal tour, but did view the exterior--especially at night, and the interior lobby. The lights on the building exterior at night in late November are fantastic! The view of this building--day or night--from the harbor or the water is equally...More

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located right downtown Victoria facing the inner harbour are the magnificant Parlement Buildings, home to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. Free guided tours are always available. The Parlement Dining Rooms are available to visitors for breakfast & lunch. Security is tight and valid photo...More

1  Thank PerryandAnnamaria
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18 April 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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29 March 2017|
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Response from ShamysShores2 | Reviewed this property |
Approximately 2 blocks. It's an easy walk between the two