Public tours

Please note that free guided tours will begin again on February 19, 2017.

Tour details

  • tours are offered on Sundays and holiday Mondays, between February 19 and November 26
  • visiting hours are between 11 am and 4 pm
  • no appointments are necessary
  • tours generally begin on the hour and the half hour, and run up to 30 minutes in length

Tour highlights

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

View more information on planning your visit.

New Year’s Day Levee with the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta

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.