The Committee Rooms
Legislative Chamber is not the only place where MLAs gather. Several large rooms throughout the Parliament Buildings are used by
parliamentary committees, MLAs, and Assembly staff to hold meetings and carry out their respective work. These rooms are commonly known as committee rooms.
The most notable feature of these committee rooms is their use of native woods from across B.C. for their architectural woodwork. The Parliament Buildings' original design included four such rooms: the Hemlock, Cedar, Maple and Pine rooms. The Pine and Hemlock rooms were destroyed at some time, but were recreated during the
restoration and renovation in the 1970s and 1980s. The Hemlock Room features a series of painted panels designed by numerous Indigenous artists from B.C. During these renovations, the Oak, Birch, and Douglas Fir rooms were added.
The largest of these committee rooms - the Douglas Fir Room - serves as the location for meetings of the
Committee of Supply, "Section A." The Legislative Chamber is the location of "Section B" and the Birch Room is home to "Section C."