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Guided tours provide a fun and informative introduction to the role of the Legislative Assembly, the history of the Parliament Buildings, and the provincial level of government. We look forward to your visit!

 

Tour Information

The maximum number of people for each tour is 35 students and 5 adults. Larger groups will need to book multiple tours.

Plan to spend approximately one hour for a guided tour, or 1.5 hours if you will also be observing debates.

School groups must arrive at the school entrance (see map below), which is located at the back of the Parliament Buildings.

Members of the Legislative Assembly

We will notify your school’s MLA of your visit and invite them to meet with your class during the tour. MLAs have busy schedules so we cannot guarantee their availability. Consider inviting the MLA to visit your classroom before or after your visit.

Observing Debates

School groups may be allotted 20 minutes in the Public Gallery to observe debates when the Legislative Assembly is meeting (Parliamentary Calendar).

  • Make sure you book using the 'Tour with Gallery' option if you wish to observe debates as part of your visit.

Please note that Question Period accounts for only 30 minutes of the Legislative Assembly’s daily schedule. Most groups will not see Question Period, but will see the MLAs discussing proposed legislation or reviewing finances

Booking Confirmation

You will receive a confirmation email once your request has been processed. Please review to make sure the details of your visit are correct.

 

Important Information

  • Some of the rooms that are normally included on the guided tour will be closed if you visit on a day that the Legislative Assembly is meeting.

  • Tour times, tour routes and the Parliamentary sitting schedule are subject to change without notice.

  • Tours may be cancelled at any time due to events on the Legislative Precinct

  • In case of an emergency, our Protective Services Staff will provide instructions on what to do. They are also trained in first aid and can assist in cases of medical emergency.

Contact the Tour Office at 250.387.9243 or tours@leg.bc.ca if you have any questions.

School Entrance

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