Does it count as travel if you live near the area? I’m going to say yes – if it’s a touristy thing and you travel more than 30 minutes, it counts as travel! The Alberta Legislature Building is full of drama, classic portraits, and breathtaking architecture. My dad and step-mom visited back in September and we took them to the Legislature – not only is it beautiful, yet they offer free tours! Yes, free. Just don’t visit when the schools are there…150 sixth graders is too many. Okay, let’s check out this capitals home of democracy!
Alberta Legislature Building
First – eyes that follow you anywhere.
This is King George V and Queen Mary. It’s Queen Elizabeth’s II father’s parents, so her grandparents on her father’s side.
Do you watch Netflix’s The Crown? So, good, right? Okay, back to the tour.
When the chambers isn’t in use the tour will walk you through and you’ll get to see where all the action takes place from the upper balcony. We got to go in, yet I forgot to take pictures.
Below – chronological portraits of past Alberta Premier’s and Sergeant-at-Arms.
That’s the Mace below. Alberta’s first Mace was made in Calgary by a handyman – and it’s said to have pieces of earrings, teacups and even a piece of a toilet on it (the flange?). Take the free tour – it’s so fun to learn nifty things like that!
Time for a little fun. My Dad is too funny – what’s Ab-leg? That makes no sense.
Such a bright and beautiful day. So happy we got to explore the grounds.
Happy travelling to you, too. I suggest you checkout your own city and do some touristy things – and take guests with you, they’ll have a blast! It’s such an eye opening experience – being a tourist in your own city. So much fun. Happy Saturday.