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Address: 24 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A3, Canada
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Nice residence

It is a nice residence, hard to see because of the trees, but still and interesting side of a historical building.

Reviewed 10 November 2016
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

It is a nice residence, hard to see because of the trees, but still and interesting side of a historical building.

Thank thor2705
Bowmanville, Canada
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

I would strongly recommend a trip down Sussex Drive to see the house of the Prime Minister of Canada and the Governor General of Canada. Because of the trees which block the view the Prime Minister's House is not clearly seen, however, the Governor General's House is available for tours and one is able to enter the main gate an... More 

Thank Ken1949
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Reviewed 29 January 2016

If you are lucky (or the cops are a little off) you can as we did get caught inside the motorcade. This is cool and terrifying as the former occupantt bought some intimidating Black SUVs

1 Thank bluelynx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015

The Prime Minister's, limestone residence is in a lovely setting. It will soon be under construction so go drive by soon!

Thank ballyga
Windsor, Canada
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

You can make a day of visiting of visiting many great sights in Ottawa.....leave the car at your hotel, take local transit & tours, you'll see more, take better pictures, discover places to return to & be more relaxed. ....whether you like airplanes, military history, art & culture, different eateries....this is a must, especially if you've never been to Ottawa.... More 

Thank Guy R
Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Pretty much a waste of a drive. Drive by is all you can do and it is nearly impossible to see anything except for s large building behind gates and trees. RCMP at gates so cannot stop which would likely not be great because it would block traffic. Not sure it would be great to have tourists stopping but then... More 

1 Thank lenoraweikum
Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 September 2015

as part of a city tour of Ottawa .Being fall the leaves are beginning to change colour so the gardens are looking beautiful .You can visit the front door on Halloween apparently and the Prime minister will give out treats to children .

Thank Mary38677
Durham, North Carolina
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

There's no public access to 24 Sussex and you can barely make out structures from the street in the summer. Trees and shrubs in the way. Peer through the fence, wave to the PM, and then go visit Rideau Hall and grounds across the street.

2 Thank David E
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

The Official Prime Minister's Residence is enclosed by a large gate guarded by police officers. Don't visit the Prime Minister, visit his neighbour the Governor General.

4 Thank YMA1998
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

First of all I cant understand how we the taxpayer fund this and we get blocked with a ton of trees as our only view of the place. You can't even stop to try and look thru the trees before a suited officer stares you down. I don't even know why people bother advertising this location if you can't even... More 

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