Government House Foundation

The Government House Foundation was established in 1976 and comprises a board of up to 12 directors appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. The individuals appointed to the Foundation Board of Directors serve as volunteers. Each has a keen interest in preserving this magnificent facility, and in showcasing period artwork and furnishings within its walls, for the benefit of all Albertans.

The Board of Directors is responsible to the Minister of Culture. Its objectives are:

  • to advise the Minister on the preservation of Government House as an historic site and building;
  • to inform and stimulate the interest of the public in the historical and architectural development of Government House; and
  • to solicit and receive, by gift, bequest, devise, transfer or otherwise, any personal property for use or display in Government House.

Since 1976, Government House Foundation has fostered an appreciation of the historical significance of Government House by collecting, preserving and exhibiting authentic furnishings, library material and original works of art. The collections have been built to define and record the historical and cultural legacy of Alberta. The collections showcase the lives and environment of the people of Alberta by many notable Albertan and Canadian artists.

Visitor Information

Free public tours of Government House are available on Sundays and holiday Mondays beginning February 16, 2014. Opening hours are from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information on events and the history of Government House, please go to the Government House Foundation website at:

Government House is located at 12845 - 102 Avenue NW in Edmonton, Alberta.

Government House Foundation
12845 - 102 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T5N 0M6
Telephone: (780) 427 2281
Facsimile: (780) 422 6508

Last reviewed/revised: February 12, 2014