Public Tours

Public Tour Information

Winter Hours

The Parliament Buildings are open to visitors from Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Visitors are welcome to take their own self-guided tour or to join one of the regularly scheduled public tours. 

Closed on weekends and holidays. 

Visitor Notice:

The Parliament Buildings will be closed to visitors on Monday, February 6 for the Speech from the Throne.

The Parliament Buildings will close to visitors at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, February 28 for Budget Day.

Daily Tour Schedule

Monday, January 30
Self-guided tours only

Tuesday, January 31
1:00, 2:00

Wednesday, February 1
11:00, 2:00, 3:00

Thursday, February 2
1:00, 3:00

Friday, February 3
10:00, 11:00, 2:00

Saturday - Sunday

Public Tour Information 

Guided tours provide visitors with an overview of the history of the Parliament Buildings and an introduction to the work of the Legislative Assembly.

  • Tours are free and last approximately 45 minutes. 

  • Advance booking is not required.

  • Plan to arrive at the Main Entrance approximately 10 minutes before the tour to allow for time to pass through security screening.

  • Once through security, the tour will begin by the canoe in the Lower Rotunda. 

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

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

There is no public parking available 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 and many other buses stop nearby.

For more information, please visit our transportation and parking​ page.

Security Screening 

Visitors to the Parliament Buildings and individuals accessing the Dining Room or the Public Galleries will be required to go 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. 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.​​​​ 

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.

Parliamentary Gift Shop

The Parliamentary Gift Shop is located on the first floor, 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. Space is limited, so reservations are recommended.

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.