The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
Rideau Hall
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Seasonal Activities

Whether you have only a few hours to take in the sights at Rideau Hall 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.

In addition to our seasonal offerings,Residence tours are offered free of charge throughout the year.

Ceremonial Guard

Pageantry, precision and colour!

Relief of Sentries
June 24 - August 23
Daily: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on the hour
Sentries, led by a piper, march to their posts at Sussex Gate and in front of the Residence.


Storytime at Rideau Hall
June 29 - August 25
Fridays and Saturdays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Join volunteers from Frontier College, a Canadian charitable literacy organization, under the Reading Tent for children’s stories and fun literacy activities for kids.


Chamberfest at Rideau Hall
From August 3 to 5 – At 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Enjoy an afternoon of chamber music on the grounds of Rideau Hall as part of Chamberfest 2018. Artists will include the NYO Canada (National Youth Orchestra of Canada); the Golnar & Mahan Trio, with Mona Matbou Riahi; and a quartet featuring Joshua Peters, Catherine Gray, and Yolanda and Carmen Bruno.

Date modified: September 19, 2018