As preparations begin for the Holiday Season, we regret to announce that, due to restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, we must cancel our annual Christmas Open House and New Year's Day Levee. Although we cannot open Government House, we have carried the seasonal spirit outdoors.
While strolling or driving through Victoria Park, you will admire a panoramic view of Government House adorned with a festive display of seasonal trimmings.
On this Remembrance Day, I join with the Royal Canadian Legion and other service organizations to honour my commitment to carry out my duty on Remembrance. ...continued...
Due to COVID, the grounds of Government House and the official Residence are closed at this time.
Tours for schools and groups interested in the history of Government House and the Office of the Lieutenant Governor are also available throughout the remainder of the year by booking in advance.
Grounds are open daily. Walking brochures are available in the Gatehouse.
Note: Tours will not be available to commercial operators.
Her Honour the Honourable Antoinette Perry, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island is pleased to announce that the grounds of Government House will reopen for guided walking tours for groups of up to 10 people, beginning July 2 until August 28. Tours will begin on the hour starting at the gates, Monday-Friday, 10 am to 3 pm. Signage will be posted. Public health protocols are being followed.
Due to COVID-19 precautions, there will be no tours of the residence this summer.
Note: There will be no public access for group photographs on the grounds.
June 10, 2020 - I offer my sincere congratulations to all 2020 Graduates of Prince Edward Island.
Félicitations à tous les finissants et finissantes de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard.
Although this year's graduation ceremonies and celebrations will be very untraditional, I invite you to enjoy your unique graduation experiences with gratitude to your parents, teachers and, in fact, your whole community for recognizing and rewarding your achievements in a memorable way.....continued
May 21, 2020 - I wish to express my gratitude to Prince Edward Islanders for choosing to follow the health directives of our Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison and her team.
We all have had difficulty processing the reality of life during this pandemic. Islanders have made a responsible decision to do their part in helping to contain the spread of the virus. By doing our part, the long-term impact on families and communities has been reduced....continued
April 30, 2020 - As ceremonial ambassador of the 300th anniversary of the settlement of the French and Acadians in Prince Edward Island, I would like to invite all Islanders to celebrate this milestone event in our province's history. A great many Prince Edward Islanders, myself included, have descended from these hardy pioneers....continued
April 24, 2020 - It is with profound sadness that I learned of your tragic and senseless loss. Words seem inadequate to express the sorrow felt by me and, in fact, all Canadians. Please accept my sincerest and deepest condolences.
My hope is that your deceased loved ones left their earthly home knowing they were truly loved. In the words of Antonine Maillet -- "Love is the only thing we bring to eternity."...continued
March 17, 2020 - All scheduled events at Government House will be postponed indefinitely. The Honourable Antoinette Perry, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island, is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic situation and is following the advice of provincial and federal health authorities...continued