While this site has participated in Doors Open Ontario in the past, it is not part of the current season’s program. Please check the Home page for this year’s events and participating sites.

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
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Parking
  • Washrooms
Rideau Hall (Official Residence of the Governor General of Canada)

Rideau Hall is the official residence and workplace of Canada’s Governor General. This National Historic Site has nearly two centuries of history, and has become an important gathering place and site of official activities. Following many additions and alterations, the grounds, the building and its interiors have evolved to reflect and 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 04, 10:00am - Jun 05, 04:00pm

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