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Public Tours Open during Rideau Hall Fa�ade Rehabilitation Work

From Summer 2006 until Spring 2007 the front faade of Rideau Hall, the official home and workplace of Canada's Governor General, will be under construction. This construction work will ensure the long term preservation of this unique and important architectural feature of Rideau Hall, one of Canada's most significant historical buildings.

The work will be conducted by The National Capital Commission, the custodian of Rideau Hall. The rehabilitation works are expected to be completed in nine months and the Office of the Secretary of Governor General and the National Capital Commission have worked to ensure that the impact is minimal on the activities of the Governor General, official events, staff and the visiting public.

The front faade of Rideau Hall, the Mappin Wing (1914), is almost 100 years old. It creates the characteristic view of Rideau Hall familiar to most Canadians today and is an important defining element of this heritage building.

Faade construction

Rideau Hall will remain open to the public throughout this construction period. However, the Ballroom will be closed temporarly to visitors until the fall only. All other State Rooms will be available for viewing during regular tour hours.

Hours in 2007 for public tours of the Residence:

  • February 4 to February 25: Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
  • May 5 to July 1st: Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • July 2 to September 3: Daily, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (self-guided tours) and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (guided tours)
  • September 4 to October 28; Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

    At all other times during the year, please reserve by calling us at 1-866-842-4422.

Tours are offered on statutory holidays from May to October

The grounds of Rideau Hall are open daily from 8 am to one hour before sunset.

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

Updated: 2019-03-28
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