1. Rideau Hall
  2. Movie Nights

Plan Your Visit

Site Information and Amenities

Dates and Time

On Saturday, August 26, activities will start at 8 p.m. and screenings will start at sunset.

During the day, visitors can also take full advantage of Rideau Hall’s historic grounds by exploring its paths and gardens, watching the Relief of the Sentries and touring the residence.


All activities are free of charge.

What to bring

  • Blanket or beach-style chair (no high backs)
  • Cooler or picnic basket
  • Reusable water bottle to refill at the water fountains
  • Outdoor clothing
  • Insect repellent
  • Flashlight
  • Your family and friends!


Parking is available on neighbouring streets. For people with mobility restrictions, limited parking will be available on-site via Princess Gate.

For more information, please contact 1-888-842-4422, 613-991-4422 or guide@gg.ca.

Bike Parking

A few bike racks are available on-site.

Food and Beverages

Bringing a picnic is encouraged, although alcoholic beverages are not allowed. Free popcorn will be available on-site on a first-come, first-served basis.


Water fountains, washroom facilities, picnic tables and a play structure are available on-site.


Rideau Hall is fully accessible for persons with disabilities; wheelchairs are available on-site on a first-come, first-served basis.


Animals are not allowed on the grounds of Rideau Hall, with the exception of service animals for guests with disabilities.


Rideau Hall is located only a few minutes from downtown Ottawa and Gatineau. It is a 3.5-kilometre walk from Parliament Hill along Sussex Drive, or is accessible by bus (visit octranspo.com or call 613-741-4390 for information on bus schedules).

Visitor Entrances

Visitors can enter the grounds on foot or with their bikes through the gates located on Sussex Drive, or on Thomas or MacKay streets.

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Date modified: August 18, 2017
  • Telefilm Canada
  • Eye on Canada
  • Entertainment One
  • Canadian Media Production Association
  • Canada Media Fund
  • Canadian Film Institute
  • Bell Media
  • National Capital Commission