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Guided tours provide a fun and informative introduction to the role of the Legislative Assembly, the history of the Parliament Buildings, and the provincial level of government. We look forward to your visit!

Tour Information

  • The maximum number people for each tour is 35 students and 5 adults. Larger groups will need to book multiple tours.

  • Plan to spend approximately one hour for a guided tour, or 1.5 hours if you will also be observing debates.

  • School groups must arrive at the School Entrance, which is located at the back of the Parliament Buildings. This allows children to bypass the security screening process.

  • Guided tours typically includes four rooms - the Lower Rotunda, the Memorial Rotunda, the Members' Lobby (with view into the Chamber) and the Hall of Honour. If you are coming on a day that the Legislative Assembly is meeting, some of these rooms will not be accessible due to government events and activities.

  • If there is a topic of specific interest to your class, please share that information on the booking form.

  • The interior of the Parliament Buildings can be a noisy and busy environment, which some students may find overwhelming. There is a quiet space available where a student, accompanied by an adult, can go to relax. Please let us know in advance or speak with a tour guide on the day of your visit if you think a student may need to use this space during the tour.

  • During the months of May and June guided tours are delivered by college and university students. Our summer guides bring lots of fun and enthusiasm to the tour, but please be aware that they may be new to the subject matter.

Observing Debates

School groups may be allotted 20 minutes in the Public Gallery to observe debates when the Legislative Assembly is meeting

  • Make sure you book using the 'Tour with Gallery' option if you wish to observe debates as part of your visit.

Members of the Legislative Assembly

We will notify your school’s MLA of your visit and invite them to meet with your class during the tour. 

  • MLAs have very busy schedules so we cannot guarantee their availability on the day of your visit.

  • Consider inviting your school’s MLA to visit your classroom before or after your visit. Contact information is available here.

  • Want to know which MLA represents the area where your school is located? Search here using your school's postal code to find out.

Tour Confirmation

You will receive a confirmation email once your tour request has been processed. Please review to make sure the details of your visit are correct. Contact the Tour Office at 250.387.9243 or if you have any questions.

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Important Information

  • Tour times, tour routes and the Parliamentary sitting schedule are subject to change without.

  • In case of an emergency, our Protective Services Staff will provide instructions on what to do. They are also trained in first aid and can assist in cases of medical emergency.

How to Book

1. Click on the 'Book Now' button at the top or bottom of the page.

2. When the new page opens, enter the date you wish to visit at the top of the page.

3. The page will display the tour options that are available on the date you wish to visit:

  • Tour (guided tour only)
  • Tour with Gallery (guided tour and time to observe debates)   
  • Virtual Classroom (online learning session)       

4. Click on the blue 'Book Now' for the appropriate category. 

5. Complete the booking form.

6. You will be receive a tentative booking email once your request has been submitted. 

7. You will receive a tour confirmation email once your request has been approved.

Please note:

  • The calendar on the booking form will only display tour times that are still available on the day you wish to visit. 
  • The 'Group Tour with Gallery' calendar will only display available tours on days when the Legislative Assembly is meeting.

Please contact us at if you have any questions. We look forward to your visit!

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