Public Tours

Public Tour Information

Please note: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public education and tour programs inside the Parliament Buildings are suspended until further notice.

​​Parliamentary tours provide an enjoyable and informative experience for all visitors, focusing on the role of the Legislative Assembly and MLAs, the history of both the province of British Columbia and of the Parliament Buildings. It is our goal to foster an understanding of the legislative process, an awareness of BC's political history and an appreciation for the beauty and significance of the Parliament Buildings.​

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday:  8:30 am to 5:00 pm (last entry at 4:30 pm)

Weekends and Holidays:  Closed

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 Program at 250-387-3046 or​ closer to the date of your visit for up-to-date schedule information.

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Security Screening

Visitors to the Parliament Buildings should allow for sufficient time to go through security screening, as line ups may occur. Therefore, we ask that visitors arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled tour time.

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 throughout the year. Tours are also available in French and Mandarin throughout the year with an advanced booking. Other languages may be possible depending on the availability of staff. Please contact the Tour Program 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.

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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, 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 Bu​ildings 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. Most items are designed and fabricated in British Columbia or Canada. 


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 Program due to Legislative Assembly events or operational requirements.