Public Tours

Public Tour Information

August 2 - September 6, 2021

​​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

9:20 am to 4:20 pm, daily.

Tours are offered every 30 minutes.

Guided tours are free and last approximately 45 minutes.

Please ask for a free ticket from one of the tour guides on the driveway.

Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Tours fill up quickly so plan to arrive earlier in the day in order to obtain tickets.

Visitors must join a guided tour in order to enter the Parliament Buildings. 

Please note: 

  • Visitors must arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of their tour in order to pass through security screening. Visitors who arrive late will not be admitted.
  • Visitors must wear masks during the guided tour. Exemptions will be made for people with health conditions or with physical, cognitive or mental impairments who cannot wear one and for children under the age of 12.
  • Tour times, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice and tours may be cancelled at any time due to events or operational requirements.

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Please contact the Parliamentary Tour Program at 250-387-3046 closer to the date of your visit for up-to-date schedule information.

Security Screening

All visitors to the Parliament Buildings must pass through security screening prior to the tour.

Tour Length                                                                                                                          

Tours last approximately 45 minutes​.    


All tours are free of charge.  


Tours are offered in English throughout the year. Other languages may be possible depending on the availability of staff. Please contact the Tour Program for more information at

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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 can be accessed at the end of the guided tour or by speaking with a Tour Guide on the driveway. There are a variety of souvenir and protocol gifts available that are custom made for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. 

Parliamentary Dining Room

Food and drinks are not permitted inside. However, there is a Parliamentary Dining Room​ where visitors can enjoy a meal on weekdays.