Free tours of the Parliament Buildings are available all year, both as guided and self-guide options. Allow 45 to 60 minutes. You will be impressed by the grand halls and staircase, the legislative chamber and the abundance of stained glass. Two of the windows celebrate the longest reigning queens of the United Kingdom: the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria (1897) and the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II (2002). Equally superb is the Memorial Rotunda. This internal view of the building’s largest dome is encircled with marble and 23 carat gold leaf. In the four corners are murals painted by George H. Southwell. Starting at the upper left and moving clockwise, these paintings represent mining, forestry, fishing and agriculture … the cornerstones of the province’s economy.