Grounds of Rideau Hall

The grounds of Rideau Hall are open daily from 8 a.m. to one hour before sunset. To minimize risk, indoor public programming has been postponed until further notice. For more information, please visit Rideau Hall/COVID-19

Guided Tours

Available on weekends between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. until October 31, 2021.

Explore the grounds of Rideau Hall accompanied by a guide. Learn about Rideau Hall as a living heritage site where history—both local and national—is always happening.

Guided tours are free of charge and available on a first come first serve basis, rain or shine. Check in at the Visitor Centre for latest tour information. Each tour lasts 45 minutes.

For your convenience, park benches are available along the majority of the path and at some tour stops. A portion of the path is loose gravel. Please come prepared for the weather as the entirety of the tour will be taking place outdoors. Visitors will need to walk to the tour starting location.

For more information about accessibility for visitors with reduced mobility, please consult Plan Your Visit.

Explore the grounds of Rideau Hall at your own pace

Follow the paths on the grounds by downloading the self-guided tour brochure and learn from the numerous interpretive panels showcasing art and cultural pieces. Explore the more than 150 trees planted by members of the Royal Family, visiting heads of State and other dignitaries. 

Thank you for not bringing your pets on the grounds.

Indoor In person public tours of the residence at Rideau Hall are postponed until further notice. Book your spot on our online guided tours of the official residences to learn more from the comfort of your home.