An iconic part of our province’s history, the Legislative Assembly of Alberta is an architectural rarity and marvel. Officially opened in 1912, the Legislative Assembly of Alberta is where the 87 Members of the Legislative Assembly meet to debate and discuss public policy. The Building is open 362 days a year to visitors, and free guided tours are offered daily. Departing regularly through the day, these tours cover a number of topics including the formation of the province, the history of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, parliamentary traditions, our democratic roots and the art and architecture found within the building. On any given day the Legislative Assembly of Alberta is a hub of activity, with people coming to enjoy the grounds’ natural beauty and seasonal activities, including wading pools and a skating rink. The Legislature Retail Shop, Alberta Made, features art and fine craft made by Alberta artists while the adjacent Interpretive Centre displays a number of Alberta-themed exhibits: both great places to explore with your family.
Our parliamentary traditions are based on fundamental principles established by the Magna Carta, and the Legislative Assembly of Alberta is the perfect venue to showcase the document. This Great Charter has a direct impact on the rights and freedoms Albertans experience today, and we are honoured to showcase this exhibit for Albertans to come and visit.