Public Events at Government House

The Lieutenant Governor is also pleased to host several special events open to the public throughout the year on the grounds and inside Government House. The extensive gardens and woodlands are open from dawn to dusk throughout the year and the House as the center of ceremonies, receptions and diplomatic meetings.

New Year’s Day Levée to Welcome 2024 at BC Government House

Government House is pleased to announce the New Years Day Levée, taking place on January 1, 2024.

An annual tradition celebrated by Vice Regal offices throughout Canada, the New Year’s Day Levée is an opportunity to ring in 2024 with friends and neighbours at beautiful Government House, the ceremonial home of all British Columbians. Join us for the first day of 2024 and enjoy light refreshments, entertainment, and a last look at the festive décor.

Space in the venue is limited, and guests are encouraged to arrive in time for the doors opening to ensure they can enjoy the start of the official programme.

Doors open at 10:30 AM

Event ends at 12:30 PM

Tours of Government House
Join a Saturday guided tour of Government House to learn more about the history of BC’s Vice Regal residence and the ceremonial home of all British Columbians. Find tour dates and register here.