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Rideau Hall, Ottawa

Categories: Government Buildings, Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web
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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  • unfortunatly after we had walked 5 km to see the hall we found out that it was having construction done and the tours were not very good at the time. the grounds are beautiful and the rest of the hist...  read more »
  • Pleasant place to walk around...beautiful guided tours are available but it’s pleasant to stroll even without the trip 
  • My husband & I were looking forward to going to Rideau Hall & tour the home to the Governor General of Canada. We arrived to find the area swamped with tour buses! There was not any space in the tours...  read more »
  • 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 palace to walk by! My only regret is that I don't live here! ;p
  • Beautiful. The tour inside is interesting enough, but the large and well-kept grounds are what makes it really special.
  • Definitely a place to see if you are visiting ottawa. Also great grounds to plan on if you live here
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