Government House Foundation

Since 1976, Government House Foundation nurtures the historical significance of the Alberta Government House by collecting, preserving and exhibiting authentic furnishings, library material and original works of art.

The collections 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.

The Board of Directors consists of up to 12 directors appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. The board reports to the Minister of Culture and Tourism. Each member has a keen interest in preserving the facility and showcasing period artwork and furnishings.


  • Advise the Minister on the preservation of Government House as a historic site and building
  • Inform and stimulate the interest of the public in the historical and architectural development of Government House
  • Solicit and receive, by gift, bequest, devise, transfer or otherwise, any personal property for use or display in Government House

Visitor Information

Public tours of Government House resume in February 2016.

Government House Foundation
12845 – 102 Avenue NW
Edmonton AB T5N 0M6

Telephone: 780-427-2281
Facsimile: 780-422-6508

For more information on events and the history of Government House, visit the Government House Foundation website.

Last reviewed/revised: January 26, 2016
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