British Columbia Legislature, Victoria

4.6
#2 of 81 in Historic Sites in British Columbia
Government Building Architectural Building
Visit the grandiose structure of British Columbia Legislature, the site of the province's government since 1864. Here you can take a free guided tour, learning about the building's history, architecture, and parliamentary processes. Visitors also have the chance to observe the debates that go on here; check the calendar to see what's happening during your planned visit. You can enjoy a meal in the onsite restaurant here, but check whether it's open in advance, as its working hours depend on what legislative meetings are happening on the day. With our custom trip planner, Victoria attractions like British Columbia Legislature can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Victoria is the BC political capital - and the BC Parliament Building sets off the city beautifully. Overlooking the harbour this building, along with the Fairmont Empress Hotel and the museum provide...  more »
  • Was with a tour group while in Victoria and had a great time visiting this beautiful building. Have been to many government buildings on my travels and this is up there with the others I have visited....  more »
  • I used to work in the Parliament Building but never did the tour - until now. It was great. Loved the impromptu visit from the "second premier of BC". Great actor with lots of enthusiasm. Really enter...  more »
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  • Worth a look. Spent about 1/2 hour here self guided. There were guided tours available but not starting at the time we arrived - caught the end of one which seemed interesting. Loved the current exhibition of their history of women in politics, surprisingly moving & some very inspiring facts there - would love to have seen more in depth information.
  • Very nice place, when I went there weren't any guided tours being offered at the time. Toured inside of the Legislature with my family and other relatives, it is rich in cultural history. You can even look into the Legislative Assembly, if you are lucky. Plenty of historical artifacts from British Columbia's history inside. As an added bonus, the self-guided tour is free of charge. (cannot remember exactly, but I think it was)
  • 'THE' place to be if you come to the capital city of Beautiful British Columbia ☺. The Legislature is in the heart of the inner harbor. Wheelchair accessible. Guided tours. Great photo opportunities.
  • Beautiful legislative building! Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area 😊👍
  • In the front of the legislative buildings stands this huge Sequoia tree which stands 30 meters or 100 ft tall. Planted in the 1800. Commonly referred to a Coastal Redwood,the tree grows an average of 1 foot per year.The tree is statement that Victoria is in a rain forest country.

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