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.
School groups may be allotted 20 minutes in the Public Gallery to observe debates when the Legislative Assembly is meeting.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.