The Foundation was created in 1988 to preserve, enhance and support the legacy of Government House, the ceremonial home of all British Columbians. Resources raised by the Foundation help enhance and showcase the historical and cultural values of the buildings, grounds and gardens, and fund the legacy programs of Lieutenant Governors past and present.
Over the years, Foundation initiatives have included: the revitalization of the gardens; accessibility of the paths throughout the gardens; the rehabilitation of the Cary Castle Mews, which allowed for the development of the tea room, costume museum and interpretive centre; creation and installation of the stained-glass Rogers, Millennium and heraldic windows; the statue of Sir James Douglas,”father” of British Columbia; the bandshell; and the totem pole Hosaqami, a symbol of reconciliation among our people.
To learn more about the Government House Foundation, watch this video.
For more details on how to support the Foundation’s initiatives, contact us.