Since 1898, the British Columbia Parliament Buildings have been positioned on 12.5 acres in the southeast corner of the Inner Harbour. They are stunning! The 500 foot long, Neo-Baroque façade is clad with grey andesite stone from Haddington Island in British Columbia. There are 33 copper domes. The central one rises 100 feet and is capped with a gilded statue of George Vancouver. He chartered the Pacific Ocean coastline during a 1791-1795 voyage while a captain in the Royal Navy. Both the island where Victoria is located and the province’s largest city bear his name. On the grounds of “The Leg” (local nickname for Legislature Buildings) are many statues, memorials and gorgeous flower beds.