Current News & Events

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Fall 2023 Season: Evenings @ Government House

We are happy to announce the Fall 2023 Season of Evenings @ Government House! Join us every second week for free events that celebrate the culture, history, and heritage of our province. All sessions begin at 7:00 PM and are followed by a dessert reception. Government House is located in downtown Halifax at 1451 Barrington Street. Parking is available on Barrington Street and in the surrounding area. The House is fully accessible. Registration Details : Online Registration Form: Click here Email Registration: P hone Registration: 902-424-7001 Fall 2023 Season : **...
Friday, September 1, 2023

On the 25th Anniversary of the Swissair Tragedy

This weekend, Nova Scotians remember the 229 souls that were lost when Swissair Flight 111 tragically went down near the entrance of St. Margaret’s Bay. We also pause to honour the service and sacrifices of over 2,800 individuals who participated in search, rescue, and recovery efforts. They include members of Operation Persistence, staff at the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Halifax, and local fishermen. For all involved, the days following the accident were filled with anticipation and devastation. Family members and residents anxiously waited for news of survivors. When it became...
Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Public Tours at Government House

We are happy to announce that Government House is open for free, public tours during the month of August! Tours run every 30 minutes on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. They operate on a first-come, first-served basis. Advanced reservations are not possible at this time. Government House is located at 1451 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Public parking is available on Barrington Street and the surrounding area. Accessible parking is available on Barrington Street, directly in front of Government House. Questions About Summer Tours All questions regarding...