At Government House, travel all the way back to Regina’s Victorian past. Our Provincial Heritage Property and National Historic Site is bursting with over 125 years’ worth of stories to tell! Step into 1905, and explore the museum with our Visitor Experience Hosts telling their first person interpretive stories, enjoy the art gallery which features provincial artists, or visit our educational centre all for FREE.
Perhaps take a guided tour of our Edwardian Gardens or participate in one of our ecological tours. We offer Jocko’s Friends, and a Jr. Conservator program for our young visitors as well as various events throughout the year.
Outdoors, enjoy the beautiful Edwardian Gardens surrounding the building — 8.5 acres of grass, trees, and flowers that make an idyllic setting for a picturesque picnic, dog walk, or even a game of Frisbee. With daily tours and activities to take part in, every day at Government House is a new adventure!
Built in 1891 as the official residence of Saskatchewan’s lieutenant governor, Government House is now home to a museum that evokes the era of Amédée Forget, who held the office from 1898 to 1910. Today, the property’s Edwardian gardens bloom with lilies, roses and some 5,700 tulips. So what, exactly, is an Edwardian garden? Unlike the formal landscapes popular in Victorian times, the Edwardian gardens of the early 1900s featured informal flowerbeds and whimsical garden structures, such as trellises and pergolas. When you visit Government House, bring along a picnic to enjoy beneath the trees. You can also take an ecological tour or sign your children up for the junior conservator program. The Sylvia Fedoruk Conservatory, where early landscapers nurtured fragile English plants, provides a fragrant respite from Saskatchewan’s winters.