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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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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

Very few people know about the Dinning Room - go up the wonderful front of the building and ask that you would like to have lunch in the dinning room - surrender your driver's license and you are given a fob that will get you...More

1  Thank Barbara Anne G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

They spared no expense when it comes to this beautiful building. We took the free tour and enjoyed walking the grounds after. It is well worth coming out around 9:30pm, that is when they turn the lights on outside the building. Gorgeous!

Thank ChristinaN5
Reviewed 2 days ago

We opted to go on a free tour, and our guide was very informative and very knowledgeable on Canadian politics. The building was also quite impressive, inside and out.

Thank truegeographer
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Canada does have same exterior look at every parliament building. Very nice. It's great place to see in Victoria.

Thank Simon S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Worth a short stop. Beautiful buildings in lovely grounds. Make sure to go around the back. Very nice water feature there. .

Thank lazigirl
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Only visited the lawns and outside structure. Beautiful architecture. Lights illuminate structure at night. Beautiful picture opportunity.

Thank Takeacab
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The building is very impressive and worth a look if you have time. There are actors in period costume walking the grounds which is a nice touch.

Thank Peter V
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have lived in BC my entire life and never had a chance to see the building other than on postcards, and on TV. Beautiful rock work, wonderful craftsmanship and a ton of fascinating history in this building! We just walked around, but the tours...More

Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wanted a guided tour but we would have had to wait nearly an hour for the next tour so we took a self-guided tour. Fortunately we were able to listen in to portions of a couple of guided tours. Beautiful building with an interesting history....More

Thank John Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw the building in the evening and was taken away by the beautiful lights it was outlined with. The whole building comes alive with glittering lights in the night and the view is stunning and enjoyable. If in Victoria BC do not miss a...More

Thank HiremathRS
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If we have bags (large) is there a place for them or can you bring them with you (after bag check)?
18 April 2017|
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Response from Ruben S | Reviewed this property |
If the question is whether the British Parliament Building has a place for large bags, I do not know. I did not see any visitor hauling bags in the building. Otherwise, the two answers above are most appropriate.
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How close is the Empress Hotel to the Parliament Buildings?
29 March 2017|
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Response from ShamysShores2 | Reviewed this property |
Approximately 2 blocks. It's an easy walk between the two