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Rideau Hall, Ottawa

#3 of 16 in Historic Sites in Ottawa
Government Building · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
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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  • 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.  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • This place impressed me the most because of their huge gardens and green fields, beautifully kept and organized. I could imagine my weekend walks in this area after a long stressful work week, because the place is extremely quiet and relaxing. All this in the middle of the city.
  • Great place to visit. Beautiful gardens. You are welcome with the guards. The governor resident tour is good too. You see different portraits of paintings of all Canadian governors. The tour is about an hour long. Also many of the medals made for different governors.

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