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British Columbia Parliament Buildings

501 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1X4, Canada
+1 250-387-3046
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Home to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, the Parliament Buildings are open to the public year-round. Visitors are welcome to join one of the regularly scheduled guided tours, stroll through the buildings on their own self-guided tour, or even have a bite to eat in the Legislative Dining Room.Free guided tours are available Monday through Friday throughout the year, and seven days a week during the summer.
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501 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1X4, Canada
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+1 250-387-3046
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Extreme beautiful palace. Fantastic garden. Very European. We couldn't enter. No sure of it's allowed.

Thank Luis C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very interesting building; it shows the pride the locals have in their country. Congratulation There are free tours of the building that are worth a visit.

Thank Frank H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The building is old and pretty with a bit of history that makes it interesting. There's parking near by and wonderful walking areas near the water with places to eat.

Thank amanda42
Reviewed 2 days ago

Being from United States it was spectacular to visit this beautiful building and learn about Canada's Government.

Thank Virginiart
Reviewed 2 days ago

The best thing about this is that there is almost no one about and the garden is really nice. So on a crowded day when you are tired of people, wander around back to the rose garden and decompress.

Thank BuffCrone
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just turn up and book a free tour. You may have to wait a little while but there are plenty of seats and places to sit and wait whilst people watching. The tour is really worth doing, the guide was excellent and very knowledgable about...More

Thank Travellers2often
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not sure what I expected here. The building is amazing but let's be serious parliament buildings = boring for kids hahaha. Lots of awesome things to do in this area I wouldn't put this high on the list because what u see from the outside...More

Thank twistedfoodlover
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great photo opportunities and horse drawn carriages all around. The lighting at night is really beautiful. One can walk up the steps for a photo too.

Thank William S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We didn't have time for the tour the day we visited Victoria from Seattle but it's a majestic building from the outside for sure. Maybe we'll be able to see the inside another time!

Thank John C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Show up at the front steps and get free tickets for the next available guided tour of this beautiful - inside & out - building. Knowledgable young guides will offer you a brief history of British Columbia, explaining the official seal, the lovely flag and...More

Thank larnole
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18 April 2017|
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Response from Golden-Gypsys | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I doubt there is a storage location for your bags at the Parliament Building however your hotel will likely hold your bags for you if you arrive before you can check into your room.
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29 March 2017|
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Response from ShamysShores2 | Reviewed this property |
Approximately 2 blocks. It's an easy walk between the two