The Saskatchewan Legislative Building is one of the most historic properties in all of Saskatchewan, and one of the province’s greatest achievements. Constructed from 1908 to 1912, it truly represents the spirit of the province and its people.
When construction of the Legislative Building began in 1908, it was more than simply stone on stone; it marked the building of a dream. Today, the Legislative Building continues to stand as a testament to the spirit of a new province and its people, and their hope for a bright future. That pioneer spirit has never wavered, and, for over 100 years, the Saskatchewan Legislative Building has played a vital role in the life of the community and the life of the province.
The building is the seat of government where the laws of the province are introduced, debated, and passed. But the building represents more than that. It is a vital link, through tourism and education, to the heritage of the province.
Click here for complete details on the history of the legislative building.
Did you know tours of the Legislative Building are available seven days a week with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, and Good Friday? The tours last approximately 30 minutes and are FREE OF CHARGE!
Summer hours (Victoria Day to Labour Day, May to September): Every 30 minutes from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Last tour starts at 4:30 p.m.
Winter hours (September to May): Every hour from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Last tour starts at 4:00 p.m.
Visitors are accommodated on a first come, first served basis, with a maximum capacity of 15 people at a time. For a group tour of 10 or more (max. 15 people), please book ahead.
All visitors to the Legislative Building are screened by security before entering, and bags and liquids are not permitted.
The outdoor tour is self-guided, and provides a wonderful way to discover points of historical interest on the grounds near the Legislative Building. Every point on this tour is within sight of the building, and the tour is typically completed within 45 minutes.
SCHOOL GROUP TOURS
A visit to the Saskatchewan Legislative Building is a great way to help students learn about democracy.
We currently offer 3 school programs:
1. Little Legislators Scavenger Hunt: 40-60 minutes, Pre-K to Grade 3
2. Let's Get Legislative: 2 hours, Grades 4 to 12
3. Standard School Tour: 30 minutes, all grades
The Legislative Building also hosts an annual Christmas event! Check back for details!
Want to learn more? Visit the Saskatchewan Legislative Building website.