Government House Is Closed To The Public

Starting Monday, November 30, 2020 Government House will be closed to the public until further notice. All in-person tours will be cancelled.  However, virtual tours will be available.  This change will help Government House meet the expectations outlined by the province’s Chief Medical Health Officer and help curb the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

You can find more on the Chief Medical Officer’s recommendations about maintaining safe and responsible physical distancing, as well as updates about COVID-19 here:

You Are Invited...

You are invited to visit virtually and experience the splendour of the season at Government House from your own home. 

Government House is offering a virtual Victorian Christmas Traditions vignette along with a tour of Government House's decorations and some holiday music played on our player piano. Join Amédée & Henriette Forget, their guest Eliza Parker and Mary, their maid as they finalize preparations for their 1905 Christmas celebrations. Hear the stories of how many Christmas traditions (Christmas trees, Christmas crackers, turkey for Christmas dinner, etc.) originated. Go HERE to watch the video.

We will continue to post exhibit information, fun facts, etc. on our Facebook page so make sure to check in during the week.

To keep up to date on the happenings at Government House, please check our website:  or Facebook Page:


Government House has many partners and stakeholders that use the facility for various events. For information on Honour or Awards ceremonies being held at Government House, please visit the Lieutenant Governor’s website.

Government House cannot be rented out for private personal functions. Please refer to our facilities section for more information.

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Jul 01, 2021

Government House

Repeats: yearly on July 01.

You’re invited to attend the Lieutenant Governor’s Canada Day Celebration; held annually on Canada Day! For more information on what’s happening on this special day; please visit the Lieutenant Governor’s website.

  Indoor Event

Nov 15, 2021 - Nov 19, 2021

Government House

We need the week to prepare all our Christmas splendor.

  Indoor Event

Dec 25, 2021 - Dec 26, 2021


Repeats: yearly on December 25.

Merry Christmas from all of us at Government House! Government House will be closed from Friday, December 25, 2020 to Monday, December 28, 2020 to allow staff to spend the holidays with family and friends. We will re-open on Tuesday, December 29th at 9:00 A.M.

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Jan 01, 2022

Government House

Repeats: yearly on January 01.

Lieutenant Governor Edgar Dewdney first started the New Year’s Day Levee at Government House in 1884. We continue this tradition and invite you to meet the Lieutenant Governor and celebrate the New Year with us! Please visit the Lieutenant Governor’s website for more information.

  Indoor Event

Jan 10, 2022 - Jan 14, 2022

Government House

We need the week to pack away all our Christmas splendor.