The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
Rideau Hall
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Seasonal Activities

Whether you have only a few hours to take in the sights at Rideau Hall or you’re planning to spend the entire day, we have a variety of free activities that are sure to make your time with us memorable.

In addition to our seasonal offerings,Residence tours are offered free of charge throughout the year.

Rideau Hall Outdoor Skating Rink
December 2017 to March 2018

Come and enjoy a truly magical experience! Just imagine lacing up your skates and heading onto a forest-lined, outdoor rink, to skate to the sound of traditional music as fluffy snowflakes fall all around.

Family Day Activities
February 19, 2018
12 noon to 5:00 p.m.

The rink is opened to the public on Family Day, from noon until
5 p.m. (weather permitting).

Visit the State Rooms
Guided tours are offered from 12 noon to 4 p.m. on the hour (no reservation is required).

Winter Celebration
January 27, 2018
12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This family fun day is an opportunity to experience Nordic sports and traditions, to engage in physical activity, to spend time outdoors in the fresh air and to embrace healthy living.

Date modified: February 22, 2018