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 will be open for free guided tours seven days a week.

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

Monday, May 23
Tours offered every 20 – 30 minutes

Tuesday, May 24
Tours offered every 30 minutes

Wednesday, May 25

9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00

12:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30

Thursday, May 26
Tours offered every 30 minutes

Friday, May 27

9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 12:30, 1:00

2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30

Saturday, May 28 – Sunday, May 29
Tours offered 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 are subject to change without notice and tours may be cancelled at any time due to Legislative events and operational requirements.

Public Tour Information (Summer)

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

Please check in with the tour staff 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. 

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 begin in the Lower Rotunda.

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

  • Visitors must join a free guided tour to enter the Parliament Buildings on weekends and holidays. 
  • Please ask a Tour Guide on the driveway for tickets to the next available tour. 
  • Tours are offered approximately every 20 - 30 minutes throughout the day.
  • Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Plan to arrive earlier in the day, as tours are sometimes full by the early afternoon.
  • Tickets cannot be reserved in advance.
  • Visitors who arrive late for their scheduled tour will not be admitted.

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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.