Plan your visit
Location, visiting hours, tour highlights and other information about visiting the Government House historic site in Edmonton.
How to get here
- 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
- 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)
- no appointments are necessary
- tours generally begin on the hour and the half hour and last 30–45 minutes
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.