Parliament Buildings

Interesting
On the south side of James Bay stands a long, squat stone building, whose central dome is topped by a gilt statue of Capt. George Vancouver. Designed by Francis Rattenbury (1867-1935) and completed in 1898, the buildings house the legislative assembly. Stationed in front of them is a bronze statue of Queen Victoria. A highly decorated arch beneath the dome marks the entrance. At dusk thousands of small lights outline the buildings' exterior, adding a romantic flair.

Useful information

Address : 

501 Belleville St.

Phone:

+1 250-387-3046

Price:

free of charge

Opening hours

mid May - early Sep: 9am-5pm; rest of year: daily except weekends 9am-5pm

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