The Lieutenant Governor’s First Official Visit to the South Okanagan

The Honourable Janet Austin has travelled throughout the South Okanagan on her first official visit.

The LG Report: 2021, a Year of Challenge and Hope

On the first day of 2021, Government House remained closed and quiet, the traditional New Years Day Levee having been cancelled. What followed was a year defined by its challenges, but also the hope it inspired.

The LG Report: 2020, a Year of Resilience

2020 has been an exceptional year in many ways. I reflect on the challenges, accomplishments and small joys of a year like no other.

You’re Not in This Alone: Tips for Students During COVID-19

LG Youth Advisory Council members Samer Rihani and Furqana Khan share advice for students on finances, international studies and helpful resources for confusing times.

Bringing People Together Through Baking: Connecting During COVID-19

Alana Forsyth, LG Youth Advisory Council member, shares how she kept her youth group connected during COVID.

A Message for Victoria Day

While British Columbians look forward to a long weekend, and we celebrate the birthday of The Queen,

75 Years of Freedom: Remembering the Liberation of the Netherlands

Beautiful orange tulips have bloomed at Government House in special tribute to the friendship between Canada and the Netherlands.

Learning From Home: Resources for Parents and Students

With school closures ongoing for students in British Columbia, parents and caregivers are looking for ways to support continued learning at home.

Sharing is Caring: Support Throughout British Columbia for Those in Need

We are in this together: community resources outside of Vancouver and Victoria for those who need help during these challenging time.

National Volunteer Week: Recognizing Those Who Give Their Service

April 19-25 is National Volunteer Week, and I’m kicking it off by recognizing the Honorary Aides-de-Camp who support the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.

Community Cohesion Gets Creative: Ideas on How to Be Together While Staying Apart

British Columbians are doing the hard work to stay socially and physically distanced, against all odds, we’re becoming closer than ever before. Learn how communities in our province are building connections and how you too can take part.

Keeping Busy with the Kids: Activities for Housebound Families

For parents and caregivers of children, it can be challenging to come up with new ways to keep young people busy. Fortunately, there are many online resources with ideas and activities to engage kids of all ages.

A Message from the Lieutenant Governor: The Gardens of Government House Are Closed

With recent closures of various parks and community amenities, Government House has been receiving inquiries about continued access to the grounds.

Down Dog at Home: Fitness for the Living Room or Backyard

If you’re confined to fitness at home, whether that be in your backyard or living room, there are many options available online. Check out classes from yoga to high intensity workouts and even tips on how to modify your chores to double as a fitness routine.

How Can We Talk to Kids About COVID-19?
Today I am pleased to bring you a guest blog written by Dr. Robin Williams. Dr. Williams is a past president of the Canadian Paediatric Society, and the current chair of the Early Years Task Force for the Canadian Paediatric...
Donate to Save a Life: Make an Appointment with Canadian Blood Services

Many appointments to donate blood have been cancelled in recent weeks, but it’s still safe to make a donation! Find out how you can help save a life.

Connecting During COVID: Tips to Start Your Own Online Book Club

With Canadians in self isolation, many people are finding themselves reading more than ever. Here’s some tips on how to start your own online book club.

Creating a Healthy Home Environment

With as many people as possible working remotely to prevent the spread of COVID-19, I want to share some tips on maintaining a healthy home environment.

Care-mongering: How to Give and Stay Safe Doing So

Front line organizations and caretakers of high-risk populations need our help, and they need it now. Luckily, we can all help in a variety of ways, many of which don’t require leaving your home.

Join the Great BC Book Club

As many of you share our love of literature and its therapeutic value, I’m launching the Great BC Book Club, engaging BC bibliophiles through online discussion.

A Message from the Lieutenant Governor

A message from the Lieutenant Governor regarding COVID-19 and a new digital campaign from the Office of the Lieutenant Governor in support of all British Columbians.

COVID-19 Update from Jerymy Brownridge, Executive Director of Government House

An update on COVID-19 precautions and measures being taken at Government House, from Jerymy Brownridge, Executive Director of Government House.

Statement from the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia on COVID-19

A statement from the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia on COVID-19…

The LG Report: Looking Back at 2019, Moving Forward to 2020

As we embark on a new year, I reflect with great pleasure on the activities of 2019, the many outstanding people I’ve had the privilege of meeting, and the warm welcome I have received from communities throughout our province…

Apply for the 2020 Stewards of the Future Session

The Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, supported by the Government House Foundation, has launched the sixth year of Stewards of the Future, a program to promote stewardship and environmental awareness among youth

Coming Together to Commemorate 50

We’re excited to be working with members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community to create a visual timeline focused on significant dates, events and figures of the past 50 years as part of our Commemorate 50 project

Her Honour’s B.C. Book Club

Reading recommendations from the Honourable Janet Austin

The British Columbia Wildfires
This summer wildfires burning in British Columbia have had far reaching impact through the province. With nearly 600 fires burning as far south as Vancouver Island to the northern reaches of the province around Telegraph Creek, it would not be...