Looking out toward the water at Inner Harboour, Victoria's many domed Parliament Buildings are an impressive sight, especially at night when the facades are illuminated by thousands of lights. Designed by Francis Rattenbury in 1892, the buildings were completed in 1897. Rattenbury, a 25 year old architect who had arrived in BC only the year before, won a national competition to deign the new Parliament Buildings. He went on to design several of the provinces's structures including the nearby Empress Hotel and the Crystal Garden.
British Columbia's history is depicated throughout the buildings. A statue of the explorer Captain George Vancouver is perched on the top of the main dome. Inside, you'll find amazing large murals showing scenes from the past. There are daily tours taking you through the hallways and rooms to view the beautiful interior.
Photos of the Parliament Buildings
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