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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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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 3 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately we were not able to actually visit this site. We drove by though and the beauty of the grounds which reminded me of a huge park, put this location as a must visit if we ever return. I will come here second, after visiting...More

Thank heartcraigslist
RH_Melissa, Visitor Services at Rideau Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are very glad that you enjoyed the view of the grounds at Rideau Hall. We hope that next time you are in Ottawa you will be able to take a guided tour...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Rideau Hall and the grounds is one of the most beautiful places in Ottawa to rest and relax. In the summer the gardens are colourful and the trees offer perfect shade on a warm day. Depending on when you visit, you might also be lucky...More

Thank CandyCritic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always enjoy walking the grounds, beautiful and peaceful. Took a tour of the residence, the tent room is quite something!

Thank one1worldtraveller
RH_Melissa, Visitor Services at Rideau Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are happy you enjoyed your visit to Rideau Hall. Thank you for your positive feedback! We hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently visited Rideau Hall and took the free guided tour. 1) The grounds were beautiful! It would be a great place for a picnic. We saw 2 groups taking wedding photos and a cricket game going on. There are lots of fountains and various...More

Thank Victoria M
RH_Melissa, Visitor Services at Rideau Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to review your visit to Rideau Hall. We are always pleased to receive positive feedback and this is especially rewarding for our guides and our visitor services team. We are glad you had the chance to enjoy both the grounds...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly, the security to enter is a bit over the top. Then the first thing I hear is that the building itself is not pretty, it is rather a disjointed collection of additions and poor planning. Then the visit to beautifully appointed rooms, etc. The...More

Thank LikeABigPizzaPie
RH_Melissa, Visitor Services at Rideau Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback about your visit to Rideau Hall. We are glad that you enjoyed walking the grounds, which are extremely beautiful all year round! We appreciate your constructive comments about the approach to security. Due to the nature of the site, it...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the guided tour on the weekend as after Labour Day, they were no longer during the week. The free tour wasn't really that interesting, we were shown about 4 rooms in total which we found quite drab when considering the importance of the...More

Thank GatorVictoria_BC
RH_Melissa, Visitor Services at Rideau Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback regarding your visit. We are very sorry that you left feeling unsatisfied with your tour experience. Our guides have a wealth of knowledge about Rideau Hall and the role of the Governor General, and they do...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be prepared to walk after parking and try to get there before guided tours are over. The people in the rooms were very informative.More

Thank nanhargreaves
RH_Melissa, Visitor Services at Rideau Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very happy to know that you had a pleasant outing to the Residence of the Governor General of Canada. Thank you for taking a few minutes of your time to write a review! Parking on the streets can be a little bit busy,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visit was worth it! There are tour guides in the building, in each section to take one through the "history & story". Fine summer weather which enabled us to take lovely photos in the beautiful gardens, enjoy the tranquility of the place and unwind....More

Thank Silole
RH_Melissa, Visitor Services at Rideau Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are glad you had the chance to explore the residence during Open Doors, which is offered from 3:00pm-4:30pm daily in July and August. Taking a guided tour is another good way to learn about...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking the grounds of Rideau Hall we were asked if we would like a FREE tour of Rideau Hall. Our guide Molly was extremely knowledgeable about the grounds, the Hall and Canadian history relating to our GG's past, present and future.

Thank Michael G
RH_Melissa, Visitor Services at Rideau Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very happy you enjoyed your visit at Rideau Hall, and we thank you for your recommendation to other visitors. We will pass along your kind words to Molly. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cannot come to Ottawa without visiting this special attraction along the muséum, gear up for walking

Thank Kat2955
RH_Melissa, Visitor Services at Rideau Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this positive input! You are right, Rideau Hall is a wonderful place to enjoy a walk!

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KathyWinnipeg
3 May 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
23 December 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
13 April 2016|
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Response from RH_Melissa | Property representative |
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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