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Rideau Hall, Ottawa
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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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  • Unrealistically beautiful estate with a beautiful park, I advise all just very far away. You can on his car and the rest of the family.
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  • Hello folks, the family visited The Governor General's historic residence while in the park witnessing the Military Tattoo that entertains in May. When I say visited the residence, I mean we only saw ...  more »
  • Our tour guide took us to Rideau Hall fir a brief look round. The day was crisp and bright after a snow shower which meant that the grounds looked spectacular. Great for a short visit. 
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  • Worth a visit. Did the free half-hour tour inside the governor's residence and saw the changing of the guards. Very scenic and peaceful with lots of green spaces. Bring food as there are no restaurants nearby. From downtown Ottawa, it takes half an hour's walk or a 15-minute bus ride to reach the place.
  • Beautiful place. The gardens are awesome (especially like all the trees with the names of who gave them and their histories), and the place looks so majestic from the outside. Reminds me of president snow's house in Hunger Games for some reason, lol. Concerning the visit itself, it's fun. Just wished we could see more from a house that is THAT big. I was especially rooting to see the banana tree they talked about !
  • Beautiful. The tour inside is interesting enough, but the large and well-kept grounds are what makes it really special.
  • Beautiful palace to walk by! My only regret is that I don't live here! ;p
  • Love the garden and greenhouse (they don't open it that often though)