Public Tours

Public Tour Information

Please note: ​On Tuesday, March 20, the Buildings will be closed to the public in preparation for The Governor General of Canada Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette's Official Welcoming Ceremony to British Columbia. We invite you to join us in welcoming Her Excellency on the front lawns of the Parliament Buildings from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm.

Please note: The Parliament Buildings will be closed to the public from Friday, March 30 to Monday, April 2, 2018 (inclusively). They will open to the public again on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 8:30 am.


​​​​​Free guided tours are available throughout the year. Come and discover the history of the province, the architectural splendor of our cherished Parliament Buildings and learn about British Columbia's parliamentary process

​​Summer (May 19, 2018 - September 3, 2018)

On weekdays: visitors are welcome to join a free public tour (9:00 am to 5:00 pm) or to explore the building on their own self-guided tour
(8:30 am to 4:30 pm).      
On weekends and holidays: visitors must join a free public tour or reserve a group tour in order to enter the Parliament Buildings
(9:00 am to 5:00 pm).

​​Fall, Winter and Spring (September 5, 2017 - May 18, 2018)

Monday to Friday:  9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Visitors are welcome to join a free public tour or to explore the building on their own self-guided tour. 

Guided tours begin from the waiting area inside of the Main Entrance and are offered regularly throughout the day.

Please contact the Parliamentary Tour Office at 250-387-3046 or​ closer to the date of your visit for up-to-date schedule information.

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Tour Length                                                                                                                          

Tours last approximately 30 – 45 minutes​.    


All tours are free of charge.  

Group Bookings

Groups of 15 or more must book a tour in advance. Group tours can be requested online.  ​


Tours are offered in English and French (only with tour reservations) throughout the year. Other languages may be possible depending on the availability of staff. Please contact the Tour Office for more information at

Self-Guided Tour Books

Self-guided tour booklets are available in a variety of languages at the Parliamentary Tour desk or online

Visitor Information​

The Legislative Assembly is a working building. Please ask the members of your group to talk quietly while inside the Parliament Buildings. Food and drinks are not permitted inside of the Legislative Assembly. However, there is a Parliamentary Dining Room​ where visitors can enjoy a meal.


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, those with limited mobility and young children in strollers. Please follow the ramp on the west side of the Main Entrance steps and ring the buzzer for assistance.​​​

Parliamentary Gift Shop

The Parliamentary Gift Shop is located on the first floor of the Parliament Buildings in the hallway directly adjacent to the exit. There are a variety of souvenir and protocol gifts available that are custom made for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. Nearly all items are designed and fabricated in British Columbia or Canada. The Gift Shop is open during regular business hours most of the year and 7 days a week from May 19 - September 3, 2018.

Please Note: Our tour times, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice and tours may be cancelled at any time by the Parliamentary Tour Office due to Legislative Assembly events or operational requirements.