The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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Children's Activities


From June 27 to August 22, join us for fun family activities!

On the Grounds of Rideau Hall…

  • Join us for “Storytime at Rideau Hall,” in collaboration with Frontier College. Fridays and Saturdays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., from June 28 to August 23.
  • Learn about heraldry by designing your very own coat of arms. Daily, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Stroll the grounds, bring a picnic and enjoy the children’s play structure.
  • Watch the Relief of the Sentries of the Ceremonial Guard. Daily, every hour on the hour, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 25 to August 22.

The grounds of Rideau Hall are open daily from 8 a.m. to one hour before sunset.

At the Residence…

  • Take a tour and look for items featured in our “Search + Discover” game.

Rideau Hall is a working residence
and official events may require unforeseen changes to your visit.