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Just inside the Main Gate, you'll find our Visitor Centre — where the role of the Governor General comes to life through interactive displays that guests of all ages will enjoy. Learn about the evolution of the Office of the Governor General, Canada's oldest continuous public institution. Discover some of the fascinating people who have been Canada's Governor General. Find out how the Office of the Governor General has helped shape Canadian society.

The Visitor Centre is the heart of Rideau Hall family activities. In the nearby tent, you will find a refreshment kiosk in the summer. Browse through the gift shop for a special souvenir or let your children enjoy the play structure.


May 11 to September 2, 2002: daily 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

September 3 to October 27, 2002: daily 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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