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We offer:
public tours
educational tours
activities and programs
special events

About Virtual Visit

It may look like a video game, but Virtual Visit has strong educational merit. A 3-D online experience, Virtual Visit lets users explore the Alberta Legislature on their own or through a guided tour, in English or French. The layout, scale, lighting and finishes of the Alberta Legislature are reproduced in amazing detail. Teachers can develop their own lessons and activities to use when experiencing Virtual Visit or access any of the educational resources provided.

The Virtual Visit: Step Inside the Alberta Legislature project was developed by the Learning Technologies Branch, Alberta Education, in 2005 as a centennial project in collaboration with the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. It was designed to replicate, not replace, the public and educational tours offered by the Visitor Services Branch of the Legislative Assembly Office and provide a virtual environment to support educational activities relevant to the social studies program of studies at various grade levels.

System Requirements

PC Windows Operating Systems

  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2000
  • Note: Windows VISTA is not supported

PC Requirements

  • Intel Pentium III Processor
    (1 GHz or comparable AMD)
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce 2 Go Video Card or
    ATI 9000 series (equivalent or better)
  • 1024 x 768 display setting, 16-bit colour
  • 16-bit Sound Card
  • Broadband Internet Connection

Compatible Browsers (PC and Mac)

  • Internet Explorer 5.0, 6.0, 6.0 SP2, or later
  • Netscape Navigator 8 or 7.2
  • Safari 2.0 or 1.3

Applications Needed (PC and Mac)

  • Macromedia Flash version 8.0 or version 7.0
  • Apple QuickTime 7.0 or 6.5
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 or 6.0
  • Macromedia Shockwave 10.0 (full version)

Mac Operating Systems

  • OS X 10.4 or OS X 10.3

Mac Requirements

  • 867 MHz PowerPC G4 or better
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce 2 Go Video Card or
    ATI 9000 series (equivalent or better)
  • 1024 x 768 display, thousands of colours
  • 16-bit Sound Card
  • Broadband Internet Connection