About Government House Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally built in 1891, this National Historic Property gives you a glimpse of life at Government House at the turn of the 20th Century.
Government House is a Heritage Facility that also serves as the Lieutenant Governor’s working office. Several events, award ceremonies and visitors are hosted by the Lieutenant Governor at the Government House.
What to do at Government House?
Attractions and things to do at Government House
Providing a glimpse of bygone Victorian splendor, the Government House is truly a trip not to miss. Learn about Saskatchewan’s history, and its association with the British Crown. Visitors can gain a deeper understanding of the evolving constitutional roles of the lieutenant governor in Canadian Society, as well as insight into the daily activities of the position.
The Queen Elizabeth II Art Gallery showcases exhibits of provincial artisans. The 8.5 acre beautiful Edwardian Gardens built by landscape gardener George Watt will transport you back to early 1900s. The interactive play area for the kids is sure to keep your child entertained.
Relax with a book or just enjoy your time with friends while soaking in sunshine at the beautiful Sylvia Fedoruk Conservatory. Visitors can also bring their own food to enjoy.
The Once Upon a Time Room (OUT Room) offers a special place for parents and Educators to encourage children to interact, read, learn and play together. The OUT Room features five different themes throughout the year. Each theme is linked with a Government House character. The room contains four separate areas. Each area offers a variety of hands-on activities, toys and play stations sized for ages 2 – 7.
Time your visit on the first Sunday of the month from March to December to enjoy Victorian Tea. Reserve your visit in advance to enjoy this unforgettable experience. A fee is charged for the tea session.
If you love photo ops, you will have a blast getting photographed in period costumes.
Events: Government House is also the venue for fun family events & concerts throughout the year.
Learning Programs – The Government House has several Learning programs for Prekindergarten to grade 12 children. More information can be found here.
Virtual Tour: Here
When to visit Government House?
Government House Hours
Tuesday- Sunday: 09:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Victoria Day to Labour Day | Daily – 9 AM – 5 PM
Special Closure Dates
Maintenance – Sept. 10 – 14, 2018
Christmas Decorating – Nov. 12 – 16
Christmas Holidays – Dec. 24 – 26
New Year’s Eve – Dec 31
Maintenance – Jan. 7 – 11, 2019
Regular scheduled guided museum tours daily at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.
Guided and self-guided tours of the Amédée Forget museum and the J.E.N. Wiebe interpretive centre are available during regular hours.
Time required to visit:
How much to visit Government House?
Donations are gratefully accepted, suggested levels are:
Seniors (65+) and Youth (12-18): $5.00
How to get to Government House?
Government House is located at 4607 Dewdney Ave, just three blocks West of Levan Drive.
Visitor Parking lot is available. Please make use of the Visitor Parking lot at Connaught Street.
Buses can drop their groups off at the sidewalk entrance in the Visitor Parking lot.
Accessible by public transport
What about Amenities & Accessibility at Government House?
Wheelchair accessible. Complimentary wheelchairs are available at the commissionaire’s desk.
Butller’s Pantry offers seasonal food service from Victoria Day to Labour Day.
Amenities Tourist information Centre and Service in French is available.
Hotels near Government House Regina
1. Four Points by Sheraton
2. Best Western Seven Oaks Inn
Restaurants and Cafes near Government House Regina
1. Coney Island Cafe
2. 13th Avenue Coffee House 3136 13th Ave, Regina. Phone: 306-522-3111
3. Rochdale Roca House 3-1010 Pasqua Street, Regina. Phone: 306-545-6766
4. Juliana Pizza & Restaurant 5064 4th Ave, Regina
5. Chili’s Grill & Bar 3698 Victoria Ave East, Regina