The historic Grounds of Rideau Hall recall dramatic stories of this country's past. Their evolution and their design reflect a distinctly Canadian environment. Originally, the grounds were styled as an English country estate, with verdant lawns bordered with gardens and walking paths winding through the nearby forests. More than 10 000 trees, including 130 ceremonial trees planting by many famous VIPs, including Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Discover the inuksuk and the totem pole, come admire the sweeping arc of roses in the Canadian Heritage Gardens, enjoy a picnic on the grounds or take in a cricket match—there's so much to do!
1 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, K1A 0A1
No Admission Fee
Accessible by Public Transit
Tour Bus Parking
Docent Guided Tours
Canada's Garden Route Spokesperson
Author of "A Garden Lover's Guide to Canada"
Bring the kids
Summer’s here and Canada’s public gardens are at their best. You know you want to visit them yourself – who wouldn’t want to stroll through a beautiful park filled with flowers – but maybe you feel you’re so tied up with your children or grandchildren you just can’t get away. Well, there’s an easy solution to that: bring them along!