Money Tip: This is a Free guided tour!

The Rideau Hall Walk through in Ottawa

A pleasant surprise was in store when we had gone to see Rideau Hall. First up, Rideau Hall is the official residence of the Governor General of Canada located right opposite to the Prime Minister's residence & history behind it are available at - https://www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=94&lan=eng 

 

Complete details - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rideau_Hall

 

The entrance is pretty neat & the Change of guard is a ritual you have to see. 

rideau hall entrance

The entire place is so steeped in tradition, any colonial country resident can resonate with it ().

Apart from the guided walk through they have of the residence, you can also walk across the sprawling gardens which is pretty awesome during the summer.

rideau hall residence

Following is a pic of the room where the actual swearing-in ceremony of the Prime minister takes place. It is also the location where state guests (Heads of state - from other countries) are hosted & entertained. 

 rideau hall ball room

Our tip: do not miss this place, especially if you are a resident of Ottawa and haven't been there yet!

 

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