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Rideau Hall, Ottawa

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#2 of 38 in Parks in Ottawa
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. With our international travel planner, Ottawa attractions like Rideau Hall can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Canada’s House is delightfully located on 84+ acres replete with walking patches and gardens. The interior is subject to a constantly changing display of our great artists which means every trip to Ot...  more »
  • Lots of amazing artwork and design/architecture. Be aware that you must go through security, just like at the airport, so make sure you don't have anything in your pockets that you shouldn't.  more »
  • Definitely worth a visit to see Rideau hall, and the artwork. Call ahead to book a free ticket, and reserve your spot The tour is about 1 hour, which is a good length. There's a public skating rink on...  more »
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  • Serene space with amazing marked historical landmarks! The trees planted by various influential figures in history are very special. Also being able to see Parliament Hill is a thoughtful feature of this peaceful public area.
  • If you ever wondered what a nobleman's estate would have looked like, this is the place to find out. Sprawling 80 acres of beautiful landscape tended by a hardworking British man. The guides are very nice and knowledgeable and the inside is amazing as well, full of portraits of the Governor-Generals, from nobles down to the more recent ones without title. Seeing the ballroom really sparks the imagination further, although the grounds and the building itself do a good enough job of giving you fanciful imaginings.
  • Actually was surprised by how much I liked it. Walking around looking at all the trees that have been planted and enjoyed the tour inside the hall
  • One of our favourite parks in the city for a picnic. There are public events all year long and the residence is as impressive and has much historic value, a great place to spend a Sunday afternoon.
  • There are some seasonal activities that are family oriented to spend the day and is free.
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