Government House, Halifax

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Government House of Nova Scotia is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, as well as that in Halifax of the Canadian monarch. It stands in the provincial capital at 1451 Barrington Street; unlike other provincial Government Houses in Canada, this gives Nova Scotia's royal residence a prominent urban setting, though it is still surrounded by gardens.
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  • September 15, 2017
    We came upon this building after visiting St. Mary's Cathedral and Basilica. Walk one block south on Barrington St. We did not attempt to enter as there were no signs indicating it was open to the pub...  more »
  • September 10, 2017
    Government House serve as the residence for the Queen's Representative for Nova Scotia. Each year a Garden Party is hosted by The Lieutenant Governor on the house grounds. There other events held thro...  more »
  • August 27, 2017
    It was interesting to see Government House. The tour was short and free, but not terrific. I agree with the other reviewer, it is not something to go out of your way to see. I  more »
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  • October 7, 2016
    Place with so much history. I accompanied my friend for her citizenship oath taking and I was so appreciative of the warm welcome of the staff and immigration officer and employees. This is a must see during the Doors Open Halifax event.

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Where to stay in Halifax

Accommodations are scattered evenly throughout Halifax, with decent options available across town. Downtown offers the best transport connections and access to major attractions, with several options lining the central thoroughfare, Sackville Street. Here, you'll also enjoy views over the water and convenient proximity to some of the city's most pleasant parks. Look around the neighborhood of South End to enjoy the bohemian vibe surrounding Saint Mary's University, or go west to find a quiet spot near Long Lake Provincial Park.
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