AAA Editor Notes
Legislative Building (Capitol) is off Albert St. in Wascana Centre. Surrounded by 67 hectares (165 acres) of landscaped grounds, this imposing landmark, topped by a gleaming new copper dome unveiled in May 2016, is the seat of provincial government. Completed in 1912, it is modeled on the architectural style of the English Renaissance and Louis XIV of France.
The building houses several art galleries, including the Cumberland Gallery, a showcase for works of the Native Heritage Foundation of Canada. Green marble columns are among the many handsome decorative accents. The flower gardens just north of the building are at their loveliest in the summer months. On the building's east side is the Trafalgar Fountain, which stood in London's Trafalgar Square from 1845 to 1939.
Guided tours of the building are offered. Tours in French are available.
Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.