Rideau Hall opening doors during winter celebration

Rideau Hall is welcoming families to explore the grounds of the governor general’s official residence this February.

Enjoy winter sports and activities on the grounds of the official residence and workplace of the governor general along with skating and a tour.

Activities start at 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 3 and will run until 4:00 p.m. and range from making bird feeders, learning how to curl, trying out kicksledding and traditional Korean winter games, along with much more.

A full list can be found on the Winter Celebration website.

All activities are free but visitors are encouraged to bring ‘gently used’ winter clothes to donate tothe Snowsuit Fund.

Because of limited parking, visitors are encouraged to walk or use public transportation to get to Rideau Hall. A free Winterlude shuttle bus will run in a loop from downtown to 1 Sussex Drive every hour between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., with the last bus departing Rideau Hall at 4:30 p.m.

Winter Celebration is presented in partnership with Winterlude and the National Capital Commission.

Rideau Hall is a working residence. All scheduling for activities are subject to change without notice due to official events.

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