There is no way that you would take the long two-day (assuming the flights aren't cancelled, which often happens) long and expensive flight and pay the outrageous (compared to back home but understandable here) prices, just to see this relatively small though fairly new building. Unless, of course, you are "capitol hunters" like we are. Having seen all of the other provincial (and territorial, Canadians make the distinction) capitols in Canada, we simply HAD to come, and in fact came straight here from the plane for the daily 1:00 PM tour. I can't say it is better than the others, only that it is unique and wonderful for what it is. First, to clear up what confused me: That large windowed space over the front (actually repeated at the rear) does NOT bow out towards the street. It isn't a "boat" shape, but a flat-bottomed "sled" shape, a theme repeated throughout the building. The actual Assembly room is circular, like the Inuit-inspired capitol in Yellowknife, with sealskin seating and Inuit art all around. You can see a lot on your own, but you miss a lot of the history and meaning of it all without the guided tour, and it's free.
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