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Winter at Rideau Hall

Whether you have come to skate, or to walk the snow-covered paths, the historic grounds of Rideau Hall are a great place to enjoy winter. Explore this picturesque site where the governor general lives and works.

2009 visiting hours for the public tours of the Residence

  • January to April: by reservation only
  • May 2 to June 28: Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • June 29 to September 7: Daily, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (self-guided tours) and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (guided tours)
  • September 8 to October 25: Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

Tours are offered on statutory holidays from May to October.
For other times of the year, please call ahead for reservations.

For more information, and to learn how to make a reservation, please click on one of the hyperlinks above, or contact Visitor Services

  • by phone: 613-991-4422 or 1-866-842-4422
  • by fax:613-993-1656
  • by e-mail: guide@gg.ca.

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

Updated: 2019-03-28
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