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Address: 1 Sussex Drive | 1, Promenade Sussex, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 866-842-4422
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Ice skating
Description: Rideau Hall is the official residence and workplace of every governor...
Rideau Hall is the official residence and workplace of every governor general since 1867. This national historic site, situated in an idyllic 79-acre urban oasis, is located only a few minutes from downtown Ottawa and Gatineau.
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Rideau Hall Garden

We arrived to late in the day to go on a guided tour but we did tour the grounds which are beautiful. The trees are well marked with all the dignitaries who have visited Canada... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We arrived to late in the day to go on a guided tour but we did tour the grounds which are beautiful. The trees are well marked with all the dignitaries who have visited Canada and planted trees on the grounds. People such as Nelson Mandela, Princess Diana and JFK. We did not even know of this tradition. Very peaceful.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Being from the United States it was a fun history lesson when we took a guided tour of historic Rideau Hall in Ottawa. The gardens are beautiful and we learned that every head of state that has visited Rideau Hall has planted a tree on the grounds. The grounds are truly an urban oasis , modelled on the style of... More 

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ottawa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Huge domain. Lots of trees. Extensive rose garden. Impressive building which is well worth the inside visit. Very nice hostesses and guides during the summer holidays.

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The park is nice and the tourist guides were very friendly. It is a nice stroll, but not at midday, where it is rather hot. A morning stroll is better.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I visited this place on a recent trip to Ottawa and loved it. I think it was one of my favourite tours. The inside of home was breath-taking, as was the property surrounding it. Everyone was also very friendly and helpful to tourists. I recommend this if you're in Ottawa!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Nice tour with Danika! It was nice to see all the rooms with a good description. We went on Canada Day and were the only ones in the tour

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Beautiful spot to dine! Stunning decor! We loved every minute of our evening with friends. A wonderful spot for couples..

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St. Albert, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This was a stop on the hop on hop off tour. I would recommend a stop here as the grounds are well kept and relaxing. We also managed to get a tour of the hall of the governor general house. Its a beautiful property with a bit of a slower pace from the rest of the tour. There is a... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The grounds are ok, keep an eye out for the trees planted by famous people. Inside the building the art history and decor are the best you can find in Ottawa. My favourite room was the Tent Room. Pay attention to all the small details in each room as the guides share a lot of really interesting facts.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A nice walk in an expansive estate that kind of makes being Canadian special. The residence humanizes the Governors General through the years. The guides are pleasant, friendly, fluently bilingual and very knowledgeable. If you have nice summer weather spend some time here.

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Address: 1 Sussex Drive | 1, Promenade Sussex, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 866-842-4422
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa

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