Summer fun for the whole family
This summer, discover Rideau Hall, the official residence and workplace of the governor general in Ottawa! Whether you have only a few hours to take in the sights or you’re planning to spend the entire day, we have a variety of free activities that are sure to make your time with us memorable.
Visit to Halifax - Day 2
July 12, 2016 - While in Halifax, Their Excellencies attended the annual Conference of the Governor General, Lieutenant Governors and Territorial Commissioners.
Visit to Newfoundland and Labrador - Day 2
July 2, 2016 - Their Excellencies met with the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Mrs. Sharon Ball.
Visit to Newfoundland and Labrador - Day 1
July 1, 2016 - Their Excellencies planted the last two flowers in the Forget-Me-Not Memorial Garden, Garden of Tears which was created to commemorate the more than 1 500 Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who lost their lives during the First World War.
Canada Day Noon Show
July 1, 2016 - Their Excellencies attended the Canada Noon Show on Parliament Hill to celebrate Canada’s 149th birthday with thousands of Canadians and visitors.
100th Anniversary Battle of the Somme
July 1, 2016 - Their Excellencies participated in a ceremony of remembrance at the Canadian War Museum to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at Beaumont-Hamel.