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Monday, March 7, 2016

Government House

On Saturday Fern and I took advantage of one of the occasional tours offered at Government House. Government House is the residence of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, the Queen's representative in our province. It is also the official residence of the Queen when she and other members of the royal family visit here. Visiting dignitaries such as heads of state are also accommodated here from time to time and the Lieutenant Governor acts as host on behalf of the people of British Columbia. It was a fascinating tour and I recommend it highly to anyone who has the opportunity while visiting here. The building and its furnishings and artworks were rendered doubly interesting by the charm and enthusiasm of our knowledgeable tour guide. You can find out more about Government House and future tour dates on their website: and Wikipedia also has a comprehensive article. Below is the dining room where small (up to 40 guests) state dinners are held.


William Kendall said...

What a beautiful place! I assume we've got one for our lieutenant governor somewhere in Toronto. I've been up to Rideau Hall here three times in the last year, after living here for years on end and never visiting before.

JoJo said...

It's beautiful! I didn't get to see it.