Rideau Hall (Official Residence of the Governor General of Canada)in-person Doors Open Ottawa

  • In-person
  • French services available
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed
Rideau Hall (Official Residence of the Governor General of Canada)

Rideau Hall has been the official residence of every Governor General of Canada since 1867, and their workplace since 1940. It has nearly two centuries of history, and has become an important gathering place and site of official activities. The grounds, the building and its interiors have evolved over time to reflect/reinforce Rideau Hall’s identity as a national symbol.

Contact info

1 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario



Year built: 1838
Building type:Government buildingHistorical landmarkHistorical house
Architect: Thomas McKay

Dates/hours open

Jun 01, 10:00am - Jun 02, 04:00pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.