Public Tours

Public Tour Information

Monday, May 22 to Monday, September 4, 2023 

The Parliament Buildings are open for guided tours seven days a week.

  • Monday - Friday: Open 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. On weekdays, visitors may join one of the regularly scheduled guided tours or take their own self-guided tour. Tours are free and last approximately 40 minutes. Tours begin in the Lower Rotunda.

  • Weekends and Holidays: Open 9:00 am to 4:40 pm. Visitors must join a guided tour to enter the building on weekends and holidays. Tickets are distributed on the front driveway on a first-come, first-served basis. Plan to arrive early, as tours often fill up.

Public Tour Schedule

Monday, May 29 

9:001:30
9:302:30
10:003:00
10:303:30
11:004:00
1:004:30

 

Tuesday, May 30

9:002:30
9:303:30
11:004:00
2:004:30

 

Wednesday, May 31

9:003:00
11:003:30
2:004:00
2:304:30

 

Thursday, June 1

9:003:00
9:303:30
10:004:00
11:004:30

 

Friday, June 2

9:002:30
10:003:00
11:004:00
 4:30


Saturday, June 3 - Sunday, June 4
Tours every 20 – 30 minutes



Visitor Notices

Open during construction - Construction work is happening over the next few months and fencing is in place that restricts movement on the front driveway.

  • Visitors wishing to access the Main Entrance or to take a tour should arrive on the driveway via the Government Street side of the buildings. 

  • Visitors wishing to access the Dining Room or to use the accessible entrance should arrive via the Menzies Street side of the buildings.

Travelling Plays

Each summer, these fun and family-friendly performances take visitors around the grounds of the Legislative Assembly and even back through time! The Travelling Plays are a perfect complement to your guided tour of the Parliament Buildings, so plan to include this as part of your visit. Please check here for more information and performance times.



Please note:

  • Opening hours and tour times are subject to change without notice due to Legislative events, demonstrations on the precinct, and       operational requirements.

  • Public tour times are determined based on school and group bookings, as well as events taking place inside the Parliament Buildings. 

  • The tour schedule for the following week will be posted each Friday afternoon (by 5:00 pm). Please check back closer to your visit for the most up-to-date schedule.



Self-Guided Tours

Visitors are welcome to take a self-guided tour of the Parliament Buildings on weekdays (Monday - Friday). On weekends in the summer, the Parliament Buildings are open for guided tours only.

Self-guided tour books are available in a variety of languages at the Tour Desk or can be downloaded below:

Parliamentary Dining Room

The Parliamentary Dining Room is open from Monday to Friday for breakfast and lunch. Reservations are recommended (250-387-3959). 

Parliamentary Gift Shop

​Located next to the exit on the first floor of the Parliament Buildings, the Parliamentary Gift Shop offers a variety of gifts that are custom made for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.

Transportation and Parking 

The Parliament Buildings are located at 501 Belleville Street in Victoria, British Columbia. 

  • There is no public parking on the property. Street parking and pay parking lots are located nearby. 
  • Outdoor bike racks are located on either side of the buildings behind the East and West Annexes. 
  • A bus stop is located on the Government Street side of the property.

For more information, please visit our Transportation and Parking​ page.

Security Screening 

All visitors must pass through security screening. Please see the security screening page for more information.

Special Access Requirements     

The Parliament Buildings are accessible to visitors in wheelchairs and scooters, those with limited mobility, and young children in strollers. The accessible entrance is located on the west side of the front steps.​​​​ 

  • Visitors are welcome to bring any supportive devices or service animals to accompany them during their visit. 
  • Pets are not permitted in the Parliament Buildings.

Visit Victoria

Please visit Destination Greater Victoria for more information on Victoria and the Capital Region.


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

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