Summertime Updates from Government House

Updates on refurbishments at Government House, the Music on the Lawn summer concert series and open hours for the grounds.

Temporary Closure: Rudi’s Tea Room

Rudi’s Tea Room will be CLOSED for one day on Friday, June 19, due to BC Hydro maintenance requirements.

Join Us to Get Growing!

Government House is delighted to take part in Get Growing, Victoria!, a free food seedlings distribution program created by the City of Victoria.

Remembering Rudi Hoenson

Government House has lost a great friend with the passing of Rudi Hoenson, a lifelong philanthropist and passionate supporter of Government House.

Rudi’s Tea Room Is Back for the Summer

As of May 20, 2020, Rudi’s Tea Room will be open for business for the summer.

Government House Grounds to Reopen

The grounds of Government House will re-open to visitors on May 14, 2020, with new limited hours.

A New Kind of Community Growth: The Victory Over COVID Garden

Here at Government House, we want to do our part in the fight against COVID-19, and that’s why we’re working with community partners, including the City of Victoria, to create the Victory Over COVID garden (VOC).

Celebrating Earth Day in Our Naturehoods

Today is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! I’m recognizing the beautiful natural environments of British Columbia, including some found right in our neighbourhoods.

Notice for Visitors to Government House

The grounds of Government House are currently closed to the public. Please read more for details.

Join us for the 2020 New Year’s Day Levée!

Join us at Government House for the annual New Years Day Levee

Refurbishments at Government House

Starting early in the new year, Government House will be undergoing significant refurbishments, including a series of long-needed upgrades and renovations

The Heraldic Traditions of British Columbia

To mark the visit of the Governor General, her heraldic shield has been installed at Government House, part of a long tradition of heraldry in the province

Government House Upgrades and Updates

Jerymy Brownridge, Private Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, and Executive Director of Government House, is pleased to share a report of upgrades and maintenance done to Government House

Join Us for the Government House Foundation Annual Gala Ball

A highlight of the Government House Foundation’s initiatives and a major fundraiser in support of the Priority Programs of the Lieutenant Governor is the annual black-tie Gala Ball, held at Government House

A Guide to the Gardens of Government House

Government House has 36 acres of manicured gardens, sprawling lawns and native woodlands to explore. Learn more about the unique gardens that make up the Estate of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia

Sustainability, Friendship and Big Inspiration: Students on the TSL Experience

At the Trust for Sustainable Living Schools Essay Competition and Debates, students discuss sustainability, new friendships and big inspiration

Adventures in Cheesemaking at Government House

The menu at Government House just got even more local, with a line of small batch cheeses made in-house by sous chef Vincent Capitano

The International Friends of Government House

You don’t have to be a local to volunteer at Government House! Meet Everett Hyman, a Texan who found himself working the rose gardens on his summer vacation

Music on the Lawn

Join us for three nights of live music throughout July at the Government House band shell

The LG Report: Winter/Spring 2019

Highlights of the Lieutenant Governor’s calendar and initiatives throughout winter and spring 2019

Office of the Lieutenant Governor: Activity Report, October-December 2018

Highlights of the Lieutenant Governor’s calendar and initiatives throughout October to December 2018

Office of the Lieutenant Governor: Activity Report, July-September 2018

Highlights of the Lieutenant Governor’s calendar and initiatives throughout July to September, 2018

Donations Accepted!

Do you have something you’re looking to let go, that might fit in at Government House? Find out more about the House’s donation policy for artwork, furniture, housewares and more