Government House is open to the public via guided tours. 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.
Public Tours Schedule:
2023 Fall and Winter Saturday Tour Dates:
September 2, September 9, September 16
October 14, October 28
November 11, November 25
December 9, December 16
Pre-registration is required – register and select a date and time here, up to two weeks ahead.
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.
Private Group Tours
Small group tours for non-profit, community, or academic organizations (such as schools) can be booked during weekdays. No organization may sell tickets or access to a private group tour. Tours are subject to availability, and may be booked by filling out the following form: