Rideau Hall, Residence of Canada’s Governor General
Students learn about the role and responsibilities of the governor general while on a guided tour of the historic residence and beautiful grounds.
Rideau Hall, in Ottawa, has been the official residence and workplace of every governor general since 1867. This national historic site is a national gathering place and the place where the governor general:
- honours Canadians for their excellence,
- hosts foreign dignitaries and
- carries out the duties of Head of State on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
At Rideau Hall students learn that Canada is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy. They learn about the role of the governor general in our country, which includes:
- representing The Queen in Canada, and
- ensuring that Canada always has in place a prime minister and a government that has the confidence of Parliament.
Civics and history lessons gain a sense of place with a visit to Rideau Hall, the home and office of Canada’s governors general.
|Curricula (Ontario And Quebec): Social Studies, Civics, History|
|Grades||Programs/Tours||Duration||Costs: $ or Free|
|All||Official Residence Guided tour||45 minutes||Free|
|All||Guided tour of the grounds||45 minutes||Free|
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For more information about programs at Rideau Hall, visit:
1 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A1