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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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1 Sussex Dr | 1, Promenade Sussex, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A1, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Rideau Hall is the official residence of the Queen and the Governor General. It is an impressive building. We found the tour to be interesting and we had the opportunity to learn about the Canadian government and its relationship with the English Monarchy.

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RH_Melissa, Assistant at Rideau Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review, we are glad you had such a wonderful experience visiting Rideau Hall! We hope to welcome you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this site with a school group. Very nice guided tour. They give you lot's of information. The tour was only about 45 minutes. I wish, it would have been a little longer and I wish we would have visited more rooms. I am sure...More

Thank lyse b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth the visit ... you see the public spaces but none of the residence, and private office spaces. Fun to see in person the rooms you see on TV and in the media. And it's free, though you have to reserve in advance.

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

On a trip to Ottawa, Canada's Capitol it is clear that taking in one of the centres of government was essential. We chose Rideau Hall, the Governor General's residence. Sadly the residence was not open to the public.More

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RH_Melissa, Visitor Services at Rideau Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your experience at Rideau Hall! I am sorry you did not get to go on a guided tour of the residence – at this time of year, reservations are required to tour the residence....More

Reviewed 4 November 2017

We drove around the estate and just had enough time to admire the lovely landscaping and grounds. Unfortunately, we arrived too late to take in the tour of the inside. This will definitely be on our 'do first' list for the next visit. A beautiful...More

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RH_Melissa, Visitor Services at Rideau Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

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 walk and views of the grounds. When planning your next visit, feel free to take a look at...More

Reviewed 21 October 2017

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

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RH_Melissa, Visitor Services at Rideau Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thank you for your positive feedback! We are proud of the service that we offer to the visitors and we are thankful to get positive response. Did you think of coming back for public events? It is a great opportunity to see the residence and...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017

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.More

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RH_Melissa, Visitor Services at Rideau Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

We are very happy to know that you had a pleasant outing to the Residence of the Governor General of Canada. Thank you for taking a few minutes to write a review! Your positive feedback is very much appreciated. Make sure to visit our website...More

Reviewed 18 October 2017 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

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RH_Melissa, Visitor Services at Rideau Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

We are really happy that you enjoyed your visit! The section of the residence that is accessible to the public represents approximately one third of the residence but even then, its history is rich and reflects well the history of Canada. We are glad you...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017 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

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RH_Melissa, Visitor Services at Rideau Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

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 7 October 2017 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 16 October 2017

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

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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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