Rideau Hall

Rideau Hall, Ottawa

Rideau Hall
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Government Buildings
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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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4historyandculture
Charlotte, NC1,444 contributions
Oct 2021
We had a guided tour of this massive park. The fall colors were beautiful and most trees had a plaque indicating the name of the tree and the visiting dignitaries who planted them. The park is open to the public and has signs near the gate about healthy Covid-19 preventions
There are also sculptures to honor the first Amerucans traditions.
Written January 3, 2022
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Anne S
Windsor, Canada10 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Our guide for our tour of the grounds was Olivier. He was personable and knowledgeable, and tailored the tour to both adults and kids. Highly recommend.
Written August 17, 2021
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JoanneJohn2005
Calgary, Canada217 contributions
Aug 2021
Rideau Hall the official residence of the Governor General of Canada. Such beautiful grounds, worth a visit to see Rideau Hall as well as the grounds. The grounds have many trees that have been gifted to Canada from many countries around the world. Due to Covid no building tours are available but still worth seeing. Pack a picnic and enjoy lunch in the shade of the trees.
Written August 15, 2021
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Amitabh C
Mississauga, Canada71 contributions
Aug 2021
We went there last minute on the recommendation from the Visitor center and were lucky to get a tour at the same time. Our tour guide Jacob was very friendly and knowledgeable. He had an air of excitement when he showed us the various monuments inside the campus. We loved the conversations with him.
Highly recommend this visit to understand more about our history and culture.

PS - They are not allowing visits inside the house due to COVID.

Will visit again in our next visit.
Written August 9, 2021
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achan512
Mississauga, Canada1 contribution
Aug 2021
Visited today with Family and we’re lucky to get a tour right away.
Our guide Jacob was fantastic and enthusiastic about the tour, Very knowledgeable about the various historical aspects.

We could not visit inside due to COVID but got a tour of the facilities from outside,

Worth visiting this gem in Ottawa.
Written August 5, 2021
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Voyage_familial
Ottawa, Canada491 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
Nice clean and spacious

Direct access to and from light rail. Bus central as well. Across street from byward
Written March 12, 2021
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CM M
Ottawa, Canada21 contributions
Feb 2020
Didn't expect it to be as good as it was! Great tour and a fun visit! Learning about the Governor-Generals house was neat, and seeing Canada from space was pretty cool as well.
Written December 13, 2020
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Jody C
Toronto, Canada52 contributions
Aug 2020
Hall was not open because of COVID 19. A Hugh garden that is good for walking. Not much to see. No parking inside but you can find a spot in the side street.
Written August 26, 2020
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Janice C
3 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Rideau Hall is simply spectacular! We took the tour with Maryam who was phenomenal! She was very knowledgeable, engaging, and friendly and made the tour a wonderful experience!! The Hall is beautiful and the "Tent Room" is especially spectacular! And learning the history was definitely interesting! We would highly recommend anyone visiting Rideau Hall!
Written March 4, 2020
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ssklt589
Mississauga, Canada41 contributions
Feb 2020
A guided tour was arranged for the group and we were able to get close to the house rather than having to walk about 0.5km from the street. Good to learn about our Governor General.
Written February 5, 2020
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