The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
  • Print Preview
  • Print: 
  •  Send to Facebook (Opens in a new window)
  •  Send to Twitter (Opens in a new window)
  • Send to E-mail (Opens in a new window)
  • Share: 


Rideau Hall is located only a few minutes from downtown Ottawa and Gatineau. It is a 3.5-kilometre walk from Parliament Hill along scenic Sussex Drive, or is accessible by bus (visit or call 613-741-4390 for information on bus schedules).

Phone numbers: 613-991-4422 or 1-866-842-4422 (toll-free)
Fax: 613-993-4656

1 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A1

Visitor Entrances
Visitors can enter the grounds on foot or with their bikes through the gates located on Sussex Drive, Thomas or MacKay Streets.


Cars: street parking is available in the surrounding neighbourhood.

Buses: tour buses can drop off visitors in the lay-by area adjacent to the site on Princess Avenue, next to the main gate on Sussex Drive. Drivers must remain with their buses in this area during the tours.

Date modified: November 6, 2017