Parliament Buildings

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by travel2000 on April 18, 2002

The Parliament Buildings were designed by the one and only Francis Rattenbury, architect of all imposing buildings in Victoria, and completed in 1898. These stone buildings are the backdrop of the skyline when viewed from Inner Harbour. You will first notice the enormous front lawn with the fountain, where tourists will assemble for pictures and kids will play in the grass. The night view is also very impressive, with thousands of lights outlining the buildings.

Most tourists would walk around the grounds and be content with admiring the buildings from the outside. However, there are free guided tours that leave every 30 minutes from the main steps. They will tell the full history of these buildings as well as interesting side notes from Canadian history. The buildings house beautiful stained glass, murals and some interesting monuments.

For more information, check out the official webside of the Parliament Buildings: There is a wonderful photo tour as well as indepth information about the history of the buildings and the architect.

Parliament Buildings
501 Belleville Street
Victoria, British Columbia

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