Public Tours

Government House is open to the public via guided tours throughout the summer season. Tours give a look into the residence of the Lieutenant Governor and the ceremonial home of all British Columbians, covering history, points of interest, and art and architecture. Tours are free but space is limited, and visitors must register in advance.

Tours take place on Saturdays at 10:00 am and 11:30 am.

Pre-registration is requiredregister and select a date and time here, up to two weeks ahead.

Note: at this time Government House is not open for small group tours by booking. 

Garden Tours

While the gardens at Government House are open to the public free of charge, The Friends of Government House Gardens Society offers guided walking tours for those looking for a more in-depth visit. Tours visit most of the 20+ gardens on the estate and provide information about the landscape, trees, unique plants, history, and how the gardens are cared for by hundreds of volunteers.

Tour details, cost, and booking details can be found here