The Foundation was created in 1987 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.
The ongoing support of Government House Foundation has ensured the longevity of the House and grounds that have played host to innumerable events and important visitors from around the world. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited in 1994 for the dedication of the Government House gardens and during their 2016 tour of BC The Prince and Princess of Wales, William and Katherine and their children George and Charlotte, were guests of the House. The Foundation is delighted to welcome visitors to the Cary Castle Mews through continued support of ongoing maintenance and revitalization of the historical buildings and by supporting family-friendly community events on the grounds like the 2022 Platinum Jubilee Festival in honour of Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth’s seventy years on the Throne.
To learn more about the Government House Foundation, watch this video.
For more details on how to support the Foundation’s initiatives, contact us.