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Government House

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4607 Dewdney Ave, Regina, SK, Canada
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Government House was built in 1891, and first served as the official residence of the Queen’s representative. From 1905, when Saskatchewan became a province, until 1945 Government House served as the official residence of the Lieutenant Governors. Since then the house was used as a convalescent home for veterans returning from the Second World War, and as an adult education centre until the mid 1970s. From 1981 to the present, Government House functions as a tourism destination and an educational facility for the general public.

Government House is one of the oldest and most impressive buildings in Regina, located in a park like setting. Some rooms (the ballroom and the conservatory) can be visited by public, but the real Government House (called Amédée Forget Museum) only can be visited by a guided tour.and will walk through the 14 rooms of this restored 1891 Government House, former residence of the Lieutenant Governor of the North West Territories and the Province of Saskatchewan.

During our visit on a quiet Sunday morning we - just the two of us - were very lucky to have a "private tour". Together with our guide, dressed in a period costume – we walked along the rooms, halls, staircases and got a very good look at the way of living around the end of the nineteenth century. We saw the beautiful architecture, the carpets and period furnishings and really enjoyed our visit into Regina’s past. A must see! (Tours are free)

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