Planning Your Visit & Tour Information


Government House is located at 1451 Barrington Street in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Parking is not available at Government House.   Accessible parking spaces are available on Barrington Street in front of Government House.

There is street parking available on Barrington Street, Bishop Street and Hollis Street.  There are also paid parking facilities within a few minutes walk of the residence. 

Public Transit:

Several bus routes offered by Metro Transit stop in the vicinity of Government House 

Summer Tours:

Government House is open to the public for guided tours during July and August on Fridays & Mondays 11am-4pm and Saturdays & Sundays 10am-4pm

Each tour will run approximately 30 minutes.

Admission is free and the tours are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The tours will be offered in English however the tour guides are fluently bilingual (English and French).  Advance reservations not permitted.

The tour offers visitors a glimpse of the main floor of Government House.  Visitors will view the Main Foyer, Grand Staircase, Ballroom, Morning Room, Drawing Room and Dining Room.

Visitors are welcome to take photographs throughout the tour. 

School Tours:

Tours are available for students from all schools in Nova Scotia.  All student tour requests must be booked at least six weeks in advance.

To request a school tour, please complete the Student Tour Form and fax it to 902 424 1790. 

Group Tours:

Tours are also available for groups and organizations interested in the history of Government House and the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.  Tours are not available to commercial operators.  All group tour requests must be booked at least six weeks in advance.

To request a group tour, please complete the Group Tour Request Form and fax it to 902 424 1790.


Government House is wheelchair accessible including wide doorways, accessible washrooms and elevators.