News release

King Charles III’s Coronation Events in Nova Scotia

Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc is pleased to announce events in Nova Scotia to mark King Charles III’s coronation.

On Saturday, May 6, the King will be crowned alongside Queen Camilla. The ceremony will witness the King giving his oath to uphold the laws and customs of Canada and the other countries for which he serves as head of state.

“The coronation of Charles III, King of Canada, provides Nova Scotians with an opportunity to reflect on our constitutional monarchy’s legacy of service and stability,” said Lt.-Gov. LeBlanc. “This historic event is also a chance to celebrate our new sovereign and his passion for the environment, youth initiatives, volunteer and military service, and finding new ways to serve our communities, province and Canada.”

Coronation celebrations will take place in May and June in Halifax at Government House, 1451 Barrington St., and Province House, 1726 Hollis St.

Events open to the public are free, but capacity is limited for the indoor events at Government House. People interested in attending may enter a lottery online at , by email at or by phone at 902-424-7001.

Scheduled public events include:

  • opening of the King Charles III exhibit – Province House, Tuesday, May 2, 2 p.m.
  • viewing of the film Canadians at the Coronation – Government House, Tuesday, May 2, 7 p.m.; seats available via lottery
  • viewing of the coronation – Government House, Saturday, May 6, 7 a.m.; seats available via lottery
  • flag-raising ceremony – Government House, Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m.
  • unveiling of the King’s portrait – Government House, Wednesday, May 31, 2 p.m.; seats available via lottery
  • coronation garden party – Government House, Thursday, June 22, 2 p.m.

There are also two events that require an invitation: a provincial state dinner at Canadian Forces Base Halifax on May 5 and a citizenship swearing-in ceremony at Province House May 23.

Quick Facts:

  • on September 10, the accession proclamation was issued under the Great Seal of Nova Scotia, announcing the accession of the new sovereign, King Charles III, King of Canada
  • a coronation is a ceremony where a sovereign is crowned, takes the coronation oath and receives various symbols of the state
  • following a 900-year tradition, King Charles III’s coronation will take place at Westminster Abbey, London, and will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury


NOTE: The date of the garden party was changed to June 22 on April 17, 2023.