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.

The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III

Government House Garden Festival
This summer, bring the whole family for a free summertime garden party taking place on the grounds of Government House, celebrating the Coronation with a focus on the power of volunteerism. Date to be announced. 

Coronation Pathways
Stroll a new path through the beautiful Woodlands of Government House, being developed in honour of the Coronation.

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, with special details included on the coronation and King Charles III. Find tour dates and register here.

Illumination of Government House
On May 6 and 7, Government House will be illuminated in the colours of the Coronation, along with the BC Parliament Buildings, with landmarks across the country also participating.

Other Events in British Columbia and Canada:

Christ Church Cathedral – “Coronation Anthems”
Friday, May 5 – 7:30 pm

The concert features George Frideric Handel’s four “Coronation Anthems” (originally commissioned for the coronation of George II in 1727), Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry’s “I was glad” (composed for the coronation of Edward VII in 1902) as well as Handel’s Organ Concerto.

Canadian Heritage – Canadian celebrations of His Majesty King Charles III’s Coronation
Information on celebrations happening throughout Canada.