Mackenzie King Estate, Gatineau

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Stretching across a perfectly kept 231 ha (570 ac), Mackenzie King Estate exists as a picturesque testament to one man's love of nature and architecture. William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canada's 10th and longest serving Prime Minister created the estate, where he spent his summers slowly developing it into the pristine sight you see today. Verdant green gardens with flourishing plants and flowers surround a butter yellow colonial house and adjacent cottages. Through interactive displays, learn serval chapters of Canadian history, as well as the life the former Prime Minister. Take in the views from the quaint tea room overlooking the grounds, or take a picnic and stroll through the gardens, finding the ruins the Prime Minister gathered from Canada and abroad. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Gatineau holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Mackenzie King Estate and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • On several occasions, I wandered leisurely through the Mackenzie King Estate, breathing in the fresh country-side air, with friends, sometimes family and found the excursion quite pleasureable. Its so...  more »
  • The place is gorgeous and calm. Its amazing! A lot of great hicking trails around. The buildings are in a wonderful shape, well maintain, nice little tea type of "salon".  more »
  • lost in the middle of the Park, built by a former local, to do with a little time in front of you celebrity. There is a "Tea House" where you can get...
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  • Wow another beautiful spot to go see. Take a nice drive up with your friends or family and stop in at the Mackenzie King estate tea room. With the chef making fresh meals daily and a cream tea menu there's something for everyone. Vegetarian friendly as well. And for dessert if you take a stroll outside they have a little ice cream stand open in the warm months. Then after there are hiking trails all around that you're able to go on and enjoy the fresh air and nature. Also being a historic place it is cool to be there.
  • Beautiful country estate featuring architectural detail in the stone ruins he erected there and adjoining woodland trails to explore. One can tour his summer cottage and gardens and enjoy refreshments at the tea house.
  • Wonderful sceneary. The tea room was incredible, food tasted amazing and the tea was amazing ! The service was also great, after finding out the we didn't eat ham, the waiter and chef/owner we're very apologetic and sincere and brought out a replacement tray of finger sandwiches especially made for us. This type of business where the owners are hardworking and very sincere and care about the customer is one that should thrive, the tea room is a must visit if you go to the estate!
  • A nice place to come during the summer or fall with the family for photos. Make sure you come early on a busy weekend as parking can be limited at times.
  • Awesome place. Lots of history to be learned great little restaurant too. It really brings you back to older times

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Overshadowed by the neighboring national capital just across the river, Gatineau itself offers relatively little in the way of accommodations. Most people prefer to stay in Ottawa and simply catch public transportation across the river. If you prefer to stay in Gatineau, you can find a handful of motels along Boulevard Greber, and a few chain hotels farther northeast, just off Boulevard Maloney O.
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