Mackenzie King Estate (Gatineau Park)

Mackenzie King Estate (Gatineau Park)

Follow Mackenzie King Estate (Gatineau Park)

Once the summer home of Canada's longest-serving prime minister, this 231-hectare (571 acre) property in Gatineau Park welcomes visitors to enjoy lunch, special activities, lush gardens, wooded trails and more.

Spend the day enjoying nature and history, just a 20-minute drive from downtown Ottawa. From late spring until mid-fall, explore two 1940s cottages and see exhibits about Prime Minister Mackenzie King's life and times. Throughout the year, admire the picturesque architectural ruins that King collected and reconstructed here, and explore the network of forest trails surrounding the estate.

During the Second World War, Prime Minister Mackenzie King enjoyed much-needed respite at this tranquil rural estate. Believing others should enjoy it as well, he willed it to the country on his death in 1950.

More Details

75 Barnes Road Gatineau
Toll Free
Accessibility: Entry
Accessibility: Washrooms
Dates & Hours of Operation
May 17 to October 20, 2019:•Weekdays, 10 am to 5 pm. (On Tuesdays, the museums are closed, but the grounds and Tearoom are open.) •Weekends, 11 am to 6 pm; Mid-October 2019 to Mid-May 2020: The museums and Tearoom are closed, but the grounds are always open.
Reservations (Large Groups)
Distance to Shaw Centre (km)
Distance to Parliament Hill (km)
Distance to airport (km)
Admission (regular adult price)
10 CAD or less
Time Needed to Visit
Student Friendly
Coach Parking
Comp policy for the Driver and/or the Escort
Driver only
Group Rates Offered
Maximum Group Size

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