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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  • The place is perfect for a short walk with small children. The fall color is beautiful. Visit the ruins of the former Prime Minister Mackenzie King and his house. Caution: busy weekend of sunny autumn.
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  • Secondary residence of Prime Minister Mackenzie King for nearly the first half of the 20th century, this beautiful park with its period House, which today houses a tea house where it is pleasant to take English afternoon tea, is worth the visit . There are among others "Greco-Roman ruins" installed by Mackenzie King. Nice to have a family outing.
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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 »
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  • I absolutely love walking around it 4 seosons. Summer time estate tea house open so you can sit enjoy tea or coffee. Herb garden and small water fall something to look forward too.
  • 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.
  • A beautiful estate in Gatineau Park, minutes from downtown Ottawa but feeling miles away. Lots of open space for kids to just run, gardens and walking trails and a few small buildings to tour. There can be a lot of walking just to get from the parking ($) to either the cottages or the tearoom. The tearoom \ restaurant is first rate and not too expensive, especially for afternoon tea. Summer patio, closed winters.
  • beautiful in summer. Fresh scones and jam are a delight
  • 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.

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