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Rideau Hall, Ottawa

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Government Building Landmark
Take a tour of the official residence of the Canadian monarch and their representative at Rideau Hall. Dubbed "Canada's House," this National Historic Site holds both cultural and architectural importance. As you explore some of the residence's 175 rooms, a knowledgeable guide will take you through the history of the monarchy in the country, including the role kings and queens have played in governance. Growing out from a villa constructed in 1838, the building has served its current purpose since 1867, with many of the rooms used for state affairs. Put Rideau Hall on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Ottawa itinerary builder.
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  • We were unable to have a tour of the mansion, but the grounds is good for spending some time; I liike the scuplture Osmosis and the totem pole. Best of all was the time we spent at the visitor's cente...  more »
  • Historic grounds where you will find many trees planted by foreign dignitaries. Rideau Hall was built by a wealthy Scottish stonemason who helped build the Rideau canal. Later purchased by the Canadia...  more »
  • This is open to the public at most times, but there is not really much to see. The ground can be nice, but the house is just a mansion with little more to see. Even the tours tend to be a bit staid, a...  more »
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  • Home of Canada's Governor General, Rideau Hall residence and it's grounds are a fabulous place year round. Spring, Summer & Fall enjoy the expertly manicured gardens and trees surrounding the property. Winter take a skate on the historic outdoor skating rink. Be sure to take a free tour of the residence to see some of Ottawa's best interior architecture and design.
  • Rideau Hall is the official residence of the Governor General of Canada. The house is surrounded by a stunning park with beautiful plants and trees but also some memorials and statues. The fact that you can freely walk through this park is another example for Canada's uniquely open-minded spirit.
  • It's a big official house with lots of history, but I particularly enjoyed the collection of Canadian art. it is the second best gallery in Ottawa after the National Gallery of Canada.
  • Great tour, just enough history, great stories and a chance to see the lublin spaces of Rideau Hall! A must see in Ottawa!
  • Karema was the best tour guide ever — super funny and charismatic. best tour of a house i've ever had. 10/10 would recommend. -a student of Crowther Memorial Junior High School