How to get here

Government House


12845 102 AVE NW
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T5N 0M6
Phone: 780-427-2281


Please note: Guided tours begin again on Sunday, February 18, 2018.

February 18 to November 25, 2018
Sundays and holiday Mondays, 11 am–4 pm

Public transportation

  • Route 1 has accessible buses that run east and west along 102 Avenue, from downtown Edmonton
  • buses stop at Connaught Drive & 102 Avenue, a block north-east of Government House
  • more information on public transport is available from the Edmonton Transit System


Free parking is available in the lot next to Government House.


Admission to Government House is free.

Amenities & services

  • full wheelchair access
  • washrooms
  • heritage guides

Tours & events

Join us for a free guided tour or a special event:

  • tours are offered on Sundays and holiday Mondays, from February 14–November 26
  • no tours June 17 and July 1 (please visit the Alberta Legislature for activities)
  • visiting hours are from 11 am–4 pm
  • no appointments are necessary
  • tours generally begin on the hour and the half hour and last 30–45 minutes

Tour highlights

Visitors can view Government House’s historic architectural details, original artifacts and furnishings dating from its time as a vice-regal residence (1913 to 1938), and an extensive art collection showcasing historic and contemporary Canadian artists.

The main floor was restored to resemble its original décor as closely as possible, with a large combination reception and dining area, a music room and a library.

The second floor’s central reception area is surrounded by six small conference rooms, each named after one of the Lieutenant Governors who lived here, and a small study.

The outstanding Alberta Room, on the third floor, was the result of extensive renovations in 1976 that made Government House a site for government meetings, conferences and state occasions.

Outside on the grounds, enjoy a stroll through the award-winning gardens or a view of the original carriage house.

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