B.C. Teachers' Institute on Parliamentary Democracy
Sponsored by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, the annual British Columbia Teachers’ Institute on Parliamentary Democracy is an intensive four-day professional development opportunity for teachers of social studies and related subjects in elementary, middle and secondary school. Participating teachers return to their schools with an enhanced understanding of parliamentary democracy and political process in B.C.
Parliamentary Tour Program
The Parliamentary Tour Program strives to provide an enjoyable and informative experience for all visitors, focusing primarily on the role of the Legislative Assembly and MLAs and the history of both the province of British Columbia and of the Parliament Buildings. Our goal is to foster an understanding of legislative process, an awareness of B.C.'s political heritage and an appreciation for the beauty and significance of the Parliament Buildings.
The Parliament Buildings are open to visitors and free guided tours are provided throughout the year.
Parliamentary Procedure Workshops
For Provincial Public Servants
Due to COVID-19, the regular day-long workshops are on hold. As an
alternative to this program, public servants are invited to register for our online
Legislative Learning Sessions. The hour-long sessions provide an introduction
to the history of parliament, the parliamentary process, and parliamentary
Spring and Summer Break Programs
This 1.5 hour program is designed for families with children aged 5-12 years of age. The visit consists of a guided tour and scavenger hunt followed by an art activity. Participants learn about the architecture and history of the British Columbia Parliament Buildings and are introduced to BC’s parliamentary system of governance.
The 2019 Summer Break Program runs every Friday in July & August.
Little Legislators is a free school tour program aimed at younger, more kinesthetic learners. Covering the Ministry of Education's Big Ideas for Kindergarten to Grade 3, Little Legislators is perfect for younger learners. Little Legislators can be booked through our
tour request form.
Online Learning Programs
The new Virtual Classroom
program provide students with an opportunity to learn about the Legislative Assembly in a fun and engaging way from the comfort of their home computers or classroom.