Today Government House hosts a wide variety of government, vice regal and state functions, as well as public events, including Doors Open Festival, Alberta Culture Days activities and seasonal High Teas. The popular New Year’s Day Levee offers the public a chance to meet Alberta’s Lieutenant Governor in a social setting.
Government House contains a number of original artifacts and furnishings from its time as a vice regal residence, and an extensive art collection showcasing Alberta lives and landscapes by many notable Canadian artists.
Two exhibits developed for the 2013 centennial of Government House illustrate, through photographs and artifacts, the significance and many historical roles of the house over its first century.
A new publication celebrating the 2013 centenary of Government House. Written by historian Jane Ross, "Alberta’s Government House, A Vice-Regal Residence," traces the eventful history of the house over its first century.
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Free public tours of Government House are available on Sundays and holiday Mondays. Tour highlights include many works of the magnificent Government House art collection, the Premier's Den and the Alberta Room.
Opening hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Because Government House is limited to state and government functions, it is not available for private functions such as weddings.
Wedding photos may be taken on the south side of Government House and in the gardens. There is no process or requirement for booking the grounds; as such, groups taking photos are expected to use the grounds on a first-come, first-served basis.
Upon entry to Government House, this is one of the first rooms you encounter.