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Rideau Hall

1 Sussex Drive | 1, Promenade Sussex, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A1, Canada
+1 866-842-4422
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Ranked #17 of 146 Attractions in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Government Buildings, Gardens
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Ice skating
Owner description: Rideau Hall is the official residence and workplace of every governor general since 1867. This national historic site, situated in an idyllic 79-acre... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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394 reviews 394 reviews
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855 helpful votes 855 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

We had an enjoyable visit and tour of this significant residence in Ottawa. Very informative lecture packed in a 45 minute tour. Compared to other similar residences, this property is on the simple but elegant side. Of course who does not like the Tent Room, my favorite of all? If you have enough time, check the trees on the grounds... More

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The park is big and you forget that your in a city. Take the free tour of the governor's house, it's worth the wait.

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Vancouver, Canada
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19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful visit. It was relaxing as well as interesting to walk in the garden and to look at the trees planted by royalties and head of states. We then had our private tour by a lovely tour guide who knew a lot about the residence, and the previous occupants, and her enthusiasm was infectious. Spent a lovely... More

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Montreal, Canada
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28 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Just your typical mall but quite big, a lot of variety. Ottawa is not THE best shopping destination in the area but the Rideau Hall is probably the best place in Ottawa for shopping..!

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Essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Our guide was very knowledgable and informative. We enjoyed our tour and were surprised that it was free. It is also nice to walk around the grounds. Definitely worth a visit. a

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Walk the grounds and relax with a picnic. This may be the Gov. General of Canada's residence and grounds, but everyone is welcome to walk the grounds. Just a very lovely place.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It's free & you do have to go thru security like at any airport. The paintings, furnishings & rooms are fit for royalty. You don't get to see the whole building but what you do see is very nice. Liked the British looking guards which you can get a photo taken with. The grounds are huge & there are numerous... More

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Tsawwassen, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

He made the tour perfect with a blend of history and personal info. The tour takes you through the inner workings of the home and the grounds are immaculate

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Nepean, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A must see place for visitors. On a summer morning, this is a lovely place to go to, to escape the city noise, and the more busy tourist attractions. There are guided tours of Rideau Hall, but to walk the grounds under the shade of the magnificent trees is wonderful as well. Little ones can run some "steam off" and... More

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Vancouver, B.C.
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We were driving by and decided to stop to take pictures of the exterior. The staff actually encouraged us to come inside as they were just about to close for the day. As we were talking to the member of staff, she asked us to stand clear of the roadway as the Governor was just driving up! We had a... More

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