Tours

Visit Government House for a tour of the ceremonial home of all British Columbians. Volunteer tour guides outline the role and responsibilities of the Lieutenant Governor and share the fascinating history of this National Historic Site.

Tours of the public rooms are available to school groups and non-profit groups and must be booked at least four weeks in advance.

Public Tours

Public tours are one hour in length. Admission is free and no booking is required. Please note that we have a maximum capacity of 100 people per tour so spaces will be allotted on a first come first serve basis.

2019 Public Tour Dates:

May 4, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

June 1, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

August 17, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

September 7, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

2019 Self-Guided Tour Dates:

July 4, 2019, for self-guided tours from 4:30-5:30 p.m. (prior to Music on the Lawn)

July 11, 2019, for self-guided tours from 4:30-5:30 p.m. (prior to Music on the Lawn)

July 18, 2019, for self-guided tours from 4:30-5:30 p.m. (prior to Music on the Lawn)

Please see Public Events for other opportunities to visit Government House throughout the year. The grounds of Government House are open to the public year round (unless otherwise noted) from dawn to dusk.

Garden Tours

Garden tours are organized by theĀ Friends of Government House. Book a tour of the gardens by calling the Friends at 250-744-4019.