Looking for a free, fun activity to do with the kids this summer? Come and enjoy Storytime at Rideau Hall!

Frontier College

From June 26 to August 22, families can participate in outdoor learning activities, which are hosted in collaboration with Frontier College, a Canadian charitable organization that promotes literacy.

Every Friday and Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Frontier College staff and volunteers invite the general public, families, and groups of children to settle in under the Reading Tent to read books and to participate in fun reading, writing, and science activities. We hope to see you there!

While you are at Rideau Hall, take in the sights and visit for the whole day!  We have a wide array of free activities offered on-site during the summer.

On the grounds...

  • Learn about heraldry by designing your very own coat of arms at the Visitor Centre
  • Stroll the grounds, bring a picnic, and enjoy the children’s play structure.
  • Watch the relief of the sentries of the Ceremonial Guard. Daily, every hour on the hour, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (From June 23 to August 24)

At the Residence...

  • Take a tour and look for items featured in our “Search + Discover” game.

For more information, write to us at or call 613-991-4422 or 1-866-842-4422 (toll-free).

Rideau Hall is a working residence
and official events may require unforeseen changes to your visit.