Archiving of books of condolences
Books of condolences cannot be forwarded to the Royal Family due to limited archival space. We kindly suggest that organizations, towns and municipalities retain the books as part of their own archives. Books of condolences sent to the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General will be returned.
Official books of condolences
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, invites members of the public to sign the book of condolences following the death of Her Majesty the Queen.
You are welcome to sign the book of condolences at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. EDT. The book will be available until Monday, September 19 (inclusively).
Those wishing to leave flowers in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II are invited to lay them by the large fountain by the Rideau Hall main doors.
Members of the public can also sign the book of condolences at the residence of the governor general at the Citadelle of Québec between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT. The book will be available until Monday, September 19 (inclusively).
Those wishing to lay flowers at the Citadelle in honour of The Queen are invited to leave them in front of Her Majesty's portrait after signing the book.
Online book of condolences and private messages
If you would like to sign the online Book of Condolences or send a message privately, please visit the Canadian Heritage website.