At Rideau Hall, the grounds speak to you, telling a dramatic story that is a unique part of Canada's history. Their evolution and their design reflect a very Canadian environment.
Originally, they were styled as English country estate with luxurious lawns surrounded by gardens and walking paths through nearby forests. More than 10,000 trees provide summer shade and year-round beauty. Look for an inukshuk and totem pole, enjoy a picnic on the grounds, take in a cricket match there's much to do. The Canadian Heritage Gardens, a sweeping arc of roses that symbolizes Canada's cultural mosaic, is the latest addition to the grounds.
There are two ways to discover Rideau Hall's grounds:
Opening hours of the grounds:
Guided tour schedule:
Rideau Hall is a working residence and official events may require unforeseen changes to your visit.