Public Tours

Public Tour Information

Fall/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:

  • Friday, September 30 - The Parliament Buildings will be open between 12:00 and 4:00 pm for visitors to view the Art of Reconciliation exhibit on display in the Hall of Honour. Please note that access to the Buildings will be limited to the first floor where the exhibit is located.

Daily Tour Schedule


Thursday, September 29
10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00
 
Friday, September 30
  • No tours. 
  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - The Parliament Buildings will be open between 12:00 and 4:00 pm for visitors to view the Art of Reconciliation exhibit on display in the Hall of Honour. Please note that access to the Buildings will be limited to the first floor where the exhibit is located.

Saturday - Sunday
Closed

Monday, October 3
No tours. Please visit this page on Monday for updates.

Tuesday, October 4
2:00, 4:00
 
Wednesday, October 5
11:00, 3:00, 4:00 
 
Thursday, October 6
10:00, 3:00, 4:00
 
Friday, October 7
10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00


Public Tour Information 

Fall/Winter Schedule 

Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

  • Tours are offered regularly throughout the day and begin by the canoe in the Lower Rotunda. 

  • Guided tours are free and last approximately 45 minutes. 

  • Advance booking is not required.

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

Please note:

  • Opening hours and tour times are subject to change without notice and tours may be cancelled at any time due to Legislative events, demonstrations on the precinct, and operational requirements.

  • 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.

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

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.

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