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Rideau Hall Review

The official residence of the Governor General of Canada since 1867 is where the Queen's official representative welcomes visiting heads of state and royalty. The 1838 mansion has a ballroom and, on the grounds, a skating rink and cricket pitch. The Governor General's Foot Guards are posted outside the main gate in summer. Guided and self-guided tours of the public rooms and grounds are available; call ahead for tours of the art collection.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Sussex Dr., Ottawa, ON
  • Phone: 613/991–4422; 866/842–4422
  • Hours: Tours Feb., Sept., and Oct., weekends noon–4; May and June, weekends 10–4; July and Aug., daily 10–4
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  • Location: Ottawa

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