Borealis Gallery

Features exhibitions exploring Alberta’s history

with a focus on sharing the stories of the Legislature, to educate Albertans on the role of parliamentary democracy in our province.


Current Exhibition

Service, Ceremony and Tradition: The Diamond Jubilee Portrait in Alberta

Now showing

Explore Alberta's connections to constitutional monarchy through an exhibition created to showcase a masterful artwork by Canadian artist Phil Richards.

The centrepiece of Service, Ceremony and Tradition is the official diamond jubilee portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, unveiled at Buckingham Palace in 2012 in celebration of the 60th year of her reign. The portrait has been displayed at provincial buildings across Canada and has travelled west to arrive in Alberta in 2023 for its year-long residency in the Borealis Gallery.

Discover intriguing details about the creation of the portrait, the role of the monarchy in the naming of our province and so much more.

Thanks go to the office of the Governor General of Canada and the National Capital Commission Crown Trust for sponsoring the Canadian tour of the diamond jubilee portrait.

Hours of Operation

Fall & Winter Hours


Legislature Building tours:

  • Wednesday to Friday - 3 p.m.
  • Saturday - 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.

Visitor Centre:

  • Wednesday to Saturday - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Capital Gifts:

  • Monday to Friday - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Times may vary during holiday Mondays, special events and facility maintenance.

    Summer Hours

    SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2024, TO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2024

    Legislature Building tours:

    • Wednesday to Sunday - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Visitor Centre:

    • Wednesday to Sunday - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Capital Gifts:

    • Open daily - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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