August 2010 SaskSecrets

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Government House Regina’s Hidden Gem

Government House in ReginqaGovernment House, located at 4607 Dewdney Avenue in Regina, is truly one of Regina’s hidden gems when it comes to attractions…or should we say it’s a hidden jewel? After all, the history and programming at Government House is all about the Crown, and the location’s connection to the Queen of England and Victorian times.

Government House has recently launched some great new programs for adults and children alike. Perhaps the most unique is their new "Geocaching in the Garden" program. The geocaching program is like a high tech scavenger hunt that takes visitors all over the eight acres that make up Government House. It’s fun and educational all at the same time, plus visitors get to enjoy the gorgeous gardens that surround the site!

Government House LandauTour options have also become much more innovative and flexible.  Self-guided tours have been introduced, which gives visitors more flexibility to explore and enjoy Government House in new and exciting ways. And, of course, the very knowledgeable Visitor Experience Hosts (dressed in period costume) are always nearby to answer questions or tell stories about this beautiful historic location.

Another way to enjoy the grounds at Government House is to plan a picnic in the park.  Government House has introduced the Butler’s Pantry, where visitors can purchase a light snack after their tour or a prepared picnic basket to enjoy on the grounds.

Government HouseKids will also love the changes at Government House, including the very fun “Where's Jocko?” program. Each month Jocko the monkey will hide in a new location at Government House.  Visitors look for the missing Jocko, then, if they find him, enter his location on the Government House website.  All correct answers are entered into a draw for the monthly "Where's Jocko?" prize! Don’t know who Jocko is? Learn more about this famous monkey.

Admission to Government House is free and it is open from 9-5, seven days a week from May 24 until September 6, 2010. From September 7 – May 24 their hours are 9-4, Tuesday to Sunday. For more information visit the Government House website.