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Earnscliffe, Official Residence of the British High Commissioner Doors Open Ottawa

Earnscliffe, Official Residence of the British High Commissioner

This National Historic Site is best known as the home of Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. Built of local limestone between 1855 and 1857 by John MacKinnon, this Victorian manor is nestled between the Ottawa River and Sussex Drive. It has been home to successive British High Commissioners to Canada since 1930.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

140 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-high-commission-ottawa

Architecture

Year built: 1855-57
Architect: John MacKinnon
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Historical landmark, Historical house, Private residence
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1, 2019
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Earnscliffe, Official Residence of the British High Commissioner 140 Sussex Drive