Governor General’s Winter Celebration

Rideau Hall is hosting its annual Winter Celebration public event this Saturday, January 27 from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. We hope to have thousands of people on the grounds.


All activities are free of charge and will take place rain or shine.


The classics are back:

– Skating on Rideau Hall’s outdoor rink

– Kick sledding

– Giant ski race

– Curling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing

– Snacks and hot beverages from various participating embassies

– Tours of the residence


For a complete list of activities, see our website or our news release.


Guests are also encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the Ottawa Food Bank and Moisson Outaouais as well as winter clothing for the Snowsuit Fund.