British Columbia Parliament

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Government St @ Belleville St

The British Columbia Parliament is home to the Legislative Assembly of the province. The Parliament complex actually consists of three buildings, a main building and two pavilions, one on each end. A gold-covered statue of explorer Captain George Vancouver stands on top of the Parliament dome. A statue of Queen Victoria, after whom the city was named, is located on the grounds in front of the main building.

Tours and general exploration of the Parliament are often available during the day, although the schedule and what may be accessed are sometimes limited due to the needs of the assembly and other official activities. There is also a small gift shop, and visitors may eat at the Legislative Dining Room.

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Parliament and Queen Victoria (V09A0156)
The main facade is about 500 feet wide.

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Another View of the Parliament (V09A0154)

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Netherlands Centennial Carillon (V09A0165)
The Netherlands Centennial Carillon is located across the street from the Parliament. The 62-bell carillon was a gift from the Dutch community of British Columbia acknowledging Canada's contributions to liberating the Netherlands from the Germans during World War II. Its cornerstone was laid in 1967, marking Canada's centennial.

Nearby Sights

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