Book a School Tour

Book a School Tour

COVID-19 Update

All Members of the Legislative Assembly, staff, and visitors to the Parliament Buildings, born in 2009 or earlier (12+), are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and a piece of ID prior to entry. All visitors (5+) must wear a mask inside the Parliament Buildings. The program will be re-evaluated regularly and may be subject to extension by the Legislative Assembly Management Committee. Additional information on the Legislative Assembly's COVID-19 initiatives are available here.

Service Notice:

  • Due to the recent increase of COVID-19 cases in the province, booking requests for dates in January are not currently being accepted.

  • School groups are invited to book an online Virtual Classroom Session with one of our Tour Guides.

  • This page will be updated with tour information as soon as in-person tours resume. 

Who

Tours are appropriate​ for students in grades K - 12​.

Availability

Tours are offered between 9:30 am and 3:00 pm PST, Monday to Friday. We are closed on statutory holidays.

Group Size

We ask that teachers book one tour for each class (up to a maximum of 30 students and 5 accompanying adults). 

For groups that are travelling with more than one class, we ask that you book a separate tour for each.

Length of Visit

Plan to spend approximately 1 hour at the Parliament Buildings for a guided tour or 1.5 hours if you will also be observing debates. 

Please let us know in advance if you have any time constraints so that we can accomodate your schedule.


 

Observing Debates

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

If you wish to observe debates at the end of your tour, please use the form titled 'School Group Tour with Gallery' below. The calendar on this form will display dates 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.

Please note that MLAs have very busy schedules so we cannot guarantee that they will be available at the time of your visit. You are encouraged to invite your school’s MLA to visit your classroom when the Legislative Assembly is not in session. Contact information for MLAs is available here.

Confirmation

Once your session has been approved, you will receive a confirmation email with additional information.

 

Planning for your Visit

Additional Information


  • There is no public parking on the property, but there are many options nearby. Please visit our Visitor Parking page for information.

  • If you are coming on a day that the Legislative Assembly is meeting, please be aware that rooms that are normally included on guided tours may be closed for government events and activities. 

  • The Tour Office is not able to store bags or backpacks. Students will be required to carry their belongings during the tour.

  • Tour times, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice and tours may be cancelled at any time due to events or operational requirements.

Questions

Contact us at tours@leg.bc.ca if you have any questions.

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