Public tours

Government House will be open for free tours starting on Sunday, February 16, 2020 until November 29, 2020.

Visitors can view Government House’s historic architectural details, numerous original artifacts and furnishings, and an extensive historical art collection.

About the Government House tour:

  • all tours are free
  • tours are offered on Sundays and holiday Mondays
  • appointments are not necessary
  • tours generally begin on the hour and the half hour, and last 30 to 45 minutes

Please note that there are no tours on April 12, 2020 (Easter Sunday) nor July 1 as annual Canada Day events are hosted at the Legislature grounds.

View more information on planning your visit.

New Year’s Day Levee

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Each year, the Lieutenant Governor and spouse host the popular New Year’s Day Levee at Government House.

The levee is a tradition in Canada dating back to the 1600s. It’s based on an older tradition in Europe that saw subjects visit the monarch to pay their respects and pledge allegiance. Today, the Levee at Government House is a chance for Albertans of all ages to meet the Queen’s representative in a relaxed social setting.

Levee guests can enjoy light refreshments, tour Government House, send a postcard to Canadian troops serving overseas, and join in celebrating the start of a new year.

The event is free of charge and advance booking isn’t required.

For details about the Levee event, contact 780-427-7243.

Updates on future tea events

To sign-up for updates on future teas at Government House email:


Phone: 780-427-2281

Location and visiting hours