The Lieutenant Governor is pleased to preside over significant awards and honours programs in Alberta, recognizing Alberta's citizens for bravery, achievement and outstanding public service.
Government House was the official residence of the province's first six Lieutenant Governors. Having gone through various uses over the years, it is now a hosting facility where the Lieutenant Governor and high level government host conferences, receptions and dinners.
The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta is The Queen's representative in Alberta. There are Lieutenant Governors across Canada for each of the provinces and Territorial Commissioners for the the territories. The Governor General is The Queen's representative for Canada.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, is the Queen of Canada and, along with members of the Royal Family, are frequent visitors to Canada. The Canadian Crown is one of our national institutions and symbols.