Open Doors at Rideau Hall

Every long weekend during the summer – July 1 to 3, August 5 to 7 and September 2 to 4, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Throughout these weekends, visitors can discover the State rooms of Rideau Hall at their own pace and tour the greenhouses and gardens, which are not open to the public during regular tours. Guides will be on-hand to answer any questions about the history and the role of Canada’s governor general. 

Visitor Centre
Daily until September 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Start your visit at the Visitor Centre to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of the governor general, and the history of Rideau Hall.
Find more information on the Visitor Centre

Guided tours of Rideau Hall
Daily, see schedule online

Take a tour of the State rooms, where Canadians are honoured and dignitaries are welcomed. Guided tours are free of charge and are offered daily, including on statutory holidays. Find more information on guided tours

Tour the grounds
Year-round: Open from 8 a.m. until one hour before sunset

Stroll through the grounds of Rideau Hall at your leisure, and explore the paths along the flowerbeds and gardens of this urban oasis. Bring a picnic and enjoy the play structure with your children. Find more information on the grounds

Plan your visit
For more information about Rideau Hall’s activities and guided tours, call 613-991-4422 or 1-866-842-4422 (toll-free); write to; or visit our website at

We recommend that members of the public with mobility restrictions contact the reservations office in advance to determine the best way to access the grounds and the residence.
Please note that Rideau Hall is a working residence; scheduling for all activities is subject to change without notice due to official events.

Media information:
Rideau Hall Press Office

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