The Provincial Capital Commission (PCC) is committed to contributing to the high quality of life in Saskatchewan by preserving and promoting our diverse heritage and culture. The Commission ensures that Saskatchewan’s capital city remains a source of pride for residents and visitors by providing enhanced visitor experiences and educational programming in Wascana Centre and Government House. The PCC is also responsible for stewardship of the land and assets, including operation and preservation of one of the largest urban parks in North America.
Government House is part of the Provincial Capital Commission. Government House provides visitors an accessible historic place to preserve, promote and celebrate Saskatchewan’s living heritage. Through educational experiences, engaging programs and collaborative partnerships, Government House delivers and promotes the story of Government House.
The Government House Foundation’s objective is to ensure Government House is an educational and historical resource for all of Canada. The Foundation also preserves and enhances the Government House heritage property by promoting public awareness of: its character, setting, and décor, its historic and cultural values, significant events in the governance of Saskatchewan, and the history of Saskatchewan.
Canada is a parliamentary democracy with a constitutional monarchy. The Lieutenant Governor plays an important role as the representative of the Head of State, reading the Speech from the Throne, formally appointing premiers and cabinet ministers, opening and proroguing (closing).