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Rideau Hall

1 Sussex Dr | 1, Promenade Sussex, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A1, Canada
+1 866-842-4422
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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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  • Average8%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Sussex Dr | 1, Promenade Sussex, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A1, Canada
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Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Where the Canadian governor lives. There is English and French tour guide and it takes 45 mins. The tend room, ball room, etc. It opens only few rooms, it is worth for people who loves history.

Thank Sunny Y
Reviewed August 29, 2016

Rideau Hall is an immense house that serves as the workplace and residence of the governor general of Canada--the chief representative of the Crown (Canada is part of the British Commonwealth). What will impress you first, however, are the park-like grounds: lawns, trees, flowers, gardens...More

Thank Warren F
Elise_L_RH, Public Relations Manager at Rideau Hall, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2016

Wow, thanks for this amazing review! You can be sure I will pass it on to Dylan! We try our best to reward their outstanding contribution, but comments and reviews like yours make their efforts all the more worthwhile! Thank you for taking a few...More

Reviewed August 28, 2016

Rideau Hall is a beautiful spot to visit, inside and out. We even saw a cricket game in progress, which was a pleasant surprise. Our tour guide was energetic and very informed. The tour is free, which always helps.

Thank Jo_Parker
Elise_L_RH, Public Relations Manager at Rideau Hall, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2016

Thank you for the great review! We are happy you were able to enjoy your visit to Rideau Hall, with the cricket match as an extra!

Reviewed August 26, 2016

We're Canadians, we know what the Governor-General does, and we know quite a lot about the current G-G and his predecessors. This was still interesting. Security was tight, and the bag search was very thorough. Our excellent tour guide went at a good pace. You...More

Thank kawaguy
Elise_L_RH, Public Relations Manager at Rideau Hall, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2016

We would like to thanks for your positive review! We are glad that you enjoyed your experience at Rideau Hall! We appreciate all constructive comments so we will keep your opinion in mind regarding the signage for the washrooms and the way that we approach...More

Reviewed August 24, 2016

We drove around the Sussex Drive. A very impressive drive with the Governors, Ministers (PM), Embassies etc etc. But the Governor's House was the best and had the view as the British Monarch residence, unquestionably.

Thank Tender0
Elise_L_RH, Public Relations Manager at Rideau Hall, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2016

Thank you for your review! We are happy that you enjoyed your stroll around Rideau Hall.

Reviewed August 23, 2016

The house is surrounded by a beautiful park where it is nice to walk around or do a picnic when it's sunny. The tour of the house is interesting, but only if you know a little bit about the canadian governmental system. The front of...More

Thank 94stephanie05
Elise_L_RH, Public Relations Manager at Rideau Hall, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2016

Thank you for taking a moment to write a positive review regarding your visit! Our guides always try to adapt the tour content to the group so knowing the ins and outs of the Canadian political system is not necessarily mandatory to be able to...More

Reviewed August 23, 2016

Beautiful Home of Canada's governors general surrounded by magnificent gardens and grounds of great historical importance

Thank carolynjane_strauss
Elise_L_RH, Public Relations Manager at Rideau Hall, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to leave your positive feedback regarding your visit of the grounds!

Reviewed August 21, 2016

These well-maintained grounds offer a lovely escape from the city. There is a pleasant welcome and information Centre. The young man working it the afternoon we were there was very helpful and full of facts. For the lover of bagpipes, there is a changing of...More

Thank Paul S
Elise_L_RH, Public Relations Manager at Rideau Hall, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2016

Thank you for taking a minute out of your time to write a review! You are right: Rideau Hall is a small oasis just outside the downtown core of Ottawa. We are glad that you also got to see the Ceremonial Guards and that you...More

Reviewed August 20, 2016

A relaxing, park-like setting near the city centre. Rideau Hall offers plenty of Canadian history, including plaques identifying trees planted by famous people from around the world. A kilted and bearskin-hatted bagpiper comes along once an hour. A tour of the house offers more Canadian...More

Thank BR613
Elise_L_RH, Public Relations Manager at Rideau Hall, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2016

Thanks for your glowing review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and connected with the site's story and that you were able to see the ceremonial guard before they finished their summer posting. We appreciate all constructive comments so we will keep your opinion in...More

Reviewed August 17, 2016

Went this summer as a visitor and it was nice but without access to a lot of places it is like something is missing. I am not saying is not a nice and worthy visit.More

Thank thor2705
Elise_L_RH, Public Relations Manager at Rideau Hall, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2016

Thank you for your comment regarding your visit to Rideau Hall! Indeed, the section of the residence that is accessible to the public represents approximately one third of the total space but this is very much due to the nature of the site. If you...More

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KathyWinnipeg
May 3, 2017|
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Response from RH_Melissa | Property representative |
Hello! There is street parking available in the neighbourhood. We recommend the area around the MacKay/Union St. intersection, which is close to one of the pedestrian access gates to the grounds. Street parking in this area... More
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Gerry G
December 23, 2016|
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Response from RH_Melissa | Property representative |
Good morning, Thank you for inquiring about our public program at Rideau Hall. While there will not be a public event on the occasion of January 1st, we will host our annual Winter Celebration on January 28th. This event is... More
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faithseven
April 13, 2016|
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Good morning, Thank you for inquiring about tours at Rideau Hall. We offer tours year-round but the departures vary depending on the season. We could be able to confirm you the exact date and times of tours that would... More
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