Public Tours

Public Tour Information

Summer Hours (May 23 - September 5)

From Monday, May 23 (Victoria Day) to Monday, September 5 (Labour Day) the Parliament Buildings are open for free guided tours seven days a week.

Please check in with a Tour Guide on the front driveway for information on guided tour and self-guided tour options on the day of your visit.

  • Guided tours are free and last approximately 45 minutes. 

  • Tickets are required for tours on weekends and holidays. 

  • Please arrive at least 10 - 15 minutes prior to your tour to allow for time to pass through security screening. 

  • Find out about our fun and family-friendly Travelling Plays. Be sure to include a performance as part of your visit.

Visitor Notices

Please note that the Parliament Buildings will be closed to visitors on the following days:

  • Sunday, July 17
  • Sunday, July 31

Proof of Vaccination

All Members of the Legislative Assembly, staff, and visitors (aged 12+) to the Parliament Buildings are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and a piece of ID prior to entry. This initiative is expected to end on Thursday, June 30, 2022, but may be subject to further extension by the Legislative Assembly Management Committee. Additional information on the Legislative Assembly's COVID-19 initiatives is available here.

Public Tour Schedule

Saturday, June 25 to Sunday, June 26
Tours every 20 – 30 minutes

Monday, June 27
Morning: 9:00, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30
Afternoon: 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30

Tuesday, June 28
Morning: 9:00, 9:30, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30
Afternoon: 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30

Wednesday, June 29
Morning: 9:00, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30
Afternoon: 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30

Thursday, June 30
Tours every 30 minutes

Friday, July 1 to Sunday, July 3
Tours every 20 – 30 minutes

The tour schedule for the following week will be posted each Friday afternoon. Please check back closer to your visit for the most up-to-date schedule.

Tour times change from day-to-day based on school and group bookings. Tour times are also subject to change without notice and tours may be cancelled at any time due to Legislative events and operational requirements.

Public Tour Information 

Weekdays (8:30 am – 4:30 pm)

  • From Monday to Friday, visitors are welcome to join a free guided tour or to take their own self-guided tour. 

  • Tours are offered regularly throughout the day and begin in the Lower Rotunda.

Weekends and Holidays (9:00 am – 4:40 pm)

  • On weekends and holidays, visitors must join a free guided tour to enter the Parliament Buildings. 

  • Tours are offered every 20 - 30 minutes.

  • Tickets are distributed by the Tour Guides on a first-come, first-served basis. Plan to arrive earlier in the day, as tours are often full by the early afternoon. Tickets cannot be reserved in advance.

  • Please arrive at least 10 - 15 minutes prior to the time on your ticket to allow for time to pass through security screening. Visitors who arrive late will not be admitted.

  • Tours begin from outside on the front driveway.

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There is no public parking available on the property. Street parking and pay parking lots are located nearby. For more information, please visit our Visitor Parking​ page.

Special Access Requirements     

The Parliament Buildings are accessible to visitors in wheelchairs and scooters, those with limited mobility, and young children in strollers. From the main driveway at the front of the Parliament Buildings, enter via the ramp on the west side of the front steps and ring the buzzer for assistance.​​​​ 

Parliamentary Gift Shop

The Parliamentary Gift Shop is located on the first floor of the Parliament Buildings, near the exit. There are a variety gifts available that are custom made for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. 

Parliamentary Dining Room

Visitors are welcome to dine in the Parliamentary Dining Room​ on weekdays. Reservations are recomended.

Observe Debates​

​Visitors are welcome to observe proceedings from the Public Galleries on days when the Legislative Assembly is sitting.

​Please contact the Parliamentary Tour Program at 250-387-3046 for more information.