Summer Guide Program

Summer Guide Program


​​​​​Each summer, the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia hires university students to deliver tours to the thousands of school children and visitors from around the world who visit the Parliament Buildings.  

Our tour guides interpret British Columbia’s political history, its legislative process and the art and architecture of the Parliament Buildings. Guides deliver tours in English and at least one other language and must be prepared to adapt their tours to meet the diverse needs of our many visitors.​
Working as a summer guide offers students a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the history and politics of British Columbia, while improving their public speaking skills and proficiency in their second language. It is also a great way to meet other post-secondary students from British Columbia as well as visitors from around the world.


Applicants must:​
  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate student in an accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Have experience in public speaking before large audiences.
  • Have excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Be able to give a tour in English and another language. 
  • Be able to communicate effectively with visitors from around the world.


Hours of work

During the busy summer season (early-May to Labour Day), the Parliament Buildings are open for tours 7 days a week, including statutory holidays.  Guides work shifts to cover our hours of operation and work an average of 30 hours per week.


How to Apply

Applicants are asked to complete and submit an application form, as well as a cover letter, resume, and proof of registration in a post-secondary institution.
The Parliamentary Tour Guide Program is not currently hiring. Please visit our Job Postings page in late October or early November for more information and to apply.​

Photo of tour guide with school children

A Tour Guide interacting with school children

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Tour Guides greeting visitors to the Parliament Buildings

Photo of summer tour guides and parliamentary players

Summer Tour Guides & Parliamentary Players