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Rideau Hall

1 Sussex Dr | 1, Promenade Sussex, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A1, Canada
+1 866-842-4422
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Rideau Hall is the official residence and workplace of every governor general since 1867. This national historic site, situated in an idyllic 79-acre urban oasis, is located only a few minutes from downtown Ottawa and Gatineau.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Sussex Dr | 1, Promenade Sussex, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A1, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Rideau Hall is a lovely building surrounding by parkland. It is the home and workplace of Canada's Governor General, the representative of the Queen. There is no charge for the tour which lasts about 40-45 minutes. You will see paintings of former Governor Generals, a...More

Thank Maryann L
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visit the grounds of Rideau Hall often, as there are many great events held there, from the Teddy bear's picnic to the winter carnival. The tour staff for the Hall are very knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank RachelG4347
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We walked to this place from the Westin Hotel. We were actually wanting to view the Prime Minister’s house and came across this by accident. We went up to the house and also wandered round the grounds . We had been told by a security...More

Thank VPaterson355
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Rideau Hall on Thanksgiving weekend and had a lovely afternoon. Our guide Olivier was very informative and highly entertaining...thank you Olivier! The garden is FREE to explore and very peaceful. The FREE tour of Rideau Hall lasts about 20 mins and gives you...More

Thank Jacqueline V
RH_Melissa, Visitor Services at Rideau Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very happy to know that you had a pleasant outing to Rideau Hall. Your positive feedback is very much appreciated, and we will pass along the compliments to Olivier. Usually, the tours of the residence can last up to 45 minutes. Make sure...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great and beautiful house in magnificent gardens. Loads of history to enjoy and the tent room is amazing. Many of the trees have been planted by VIP's and it was interesting to read the names and think who had stood there before. A great place...More

Thank Kevin A
RH_Melissa, Visitor Services at Rideau Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know of your positive experience at Rideau Hall. We are very glad that you enjoyed your visit! You are right: every square inch of the residence has its history! We hope to welcome you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Rideau Hall today. Although the Hall looks quite large from outside, inside the number of rooms visited was rather limited. The tent room was very impressive, with its pink and white decor. But many of the other rooms were rather ordinary. However we...More

Thank Andrew S
RH_Melissa, Visitor Services at Rideau Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. The tour only includes the main staterooms where ceremonies hosted by the Governor General of Canada are held. Because Rideau Hall is a working residence, the schedule is subject to change and we strongly recommend...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you go to visit Rideau Hall, go when they are having their Open House. We went yesterday and there was so much to do in addition to the actual house. The grounds themselves are big and beautiful. At this time there were booths all...More

Thank REL_11
RH_Melissa, Visitor Services at Rideau Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking a few minutes to write a review! We are glad you had the chance to visit Rideau Hall during Savour Fall– there certainly is a lot to see and do during our public events. Make sure to check the seasonal activities...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited today, Saturday 23 Sept, to enjoy a special event to celebrate "fall". The rear part of the grounds, which are normally closed to the public, were open. These grounds include the greenhouses, herb garden and extensive private gardens. To enhance this event there...More

Thank Dennis B
RH_Melissa, Visitor Services at Rideau Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are happy you enjoyed your visit to Rideau Hall for Savour Fall. This public event is a wonderful opportunity to visit the greenhouses and private gardens, and to sample food prepared by the Rideau Hall kitchen team and chefs from across the region. The...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately we were not able to actually visit this site. We drove by though and the beauty of the grounds which reminded me of a huge park, put this location as a must visit if we ever return. I will come here second, after visiting...More

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RH_Melissa, Visitor Services at Rideau Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are very glad that you enjoyed the view of the grounds at Rideau Hall. We hope that next time you are in Ottawa you will be able to take a guided tour...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017

Rideau Hall and the grounds is one of the most beautiful places in Ottawa to rest and relax. In the summer the gardens are colourful and the trees offer perfect shade on a warm day. Depending on when you visit, you might also be lucky...More

Thank CandyCritic
RH_Melissa, Visitor Services at Rideau Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know of your positive experience at Rideau Hall. We are very glad that you enjoyed your time here, and we agree that the grounds are especially peaceful at this time of year. We recommend...More

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KathyWinnipeg
3 May 2017|
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Response from RH_Melissa | Property representative |
Hello! There is street parking available in the neighbourhood. We recommend the area around the MacKay/Union St. intersection, which is close to one of the pedestrian access gates to the grounds. Street parking in this area... More
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Gerry G
23 December 2016|
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Response from RH_Melissa | Property representative |
Good morning, Thank you for inquiring about our public program at Rideau Hall. While there will not be a public event on the occasion of January 1st, we will host our annual Winter Celebration on January 28th. This event is... More
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faithseven
13 April 2016|
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Good morning, Thank you for inquiring about tours at Rideau Hall. We offer tours year-round but the departures vary depending on the season. We could be able to confirm you the exact date and times of tours that would... More
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