Visitor Centre

Start your visit at this charming interpretation centre located at the Thomas Street entrance gate. This heritage building was once the Gardener’s Cottage at the time of Canada’s Confederation. Today, it offers an exhibition about the history of Rideau Hall and the role of the governor general. This is also where we offer some activities for children, including a nearby play structure, and where you will find several picnic tables. 

Free Wi-Fi is also available.

Opening Schedule

May 2 to May 15 2020
Weekends only 
10 a.m. to 4 p.m

May 16 to September 7 2020
10 a.m. to 4 p.m