This 231-hectare country estate belonged to Canada’s 10th and longest-serving prime minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King. After spending almost 50 years (1903–1950) beautifying and expanding his property, King bequeathed his beloved estate to all Canadians.
The Mackenzie King Estate is a special place where you can spend the entire day enjoying nature. From the moment you enter the Estate, you will feel as though you have been taken back to the early 1900s. Enjoy a quiet walk on the wooded paths, or listen to the story of the Estate as told by one of our guide-interpreters.
The faithfully restored cottages are open to visitors, and offer interactive exhibits for the whole family. Take a relaxing stroll through the magnificent gardens, visit the historical ruins, or sit back and enjoy a cup of tea on the main veranda of the Mackenzie King Tearoom.
The grounds are always open. Before you visit, check the seasonal road closures.
Museums and cottages
October 17, 2016 to May 18, 2017
May 19 to October 22, 2017
Weekdays: 10 am to 5 pm
(closed on Tuesdays)
Weekends: 11 am to 6 pm
Mackenzie King Estate (P6)
May 19 to October 22, 2017: Weekdays, 9 am to 5 pm; weekends, 9 am to 6 pm. Half rate after 3 pm and on Tuesday.
Credit cards and exact change only. Machine does not take debit cards or bills.
Vehicle (max. 8 passengers): $9.57
Minibus (9 to 20 passengers): $28.70
Bus (over 20 passengers): $47.84
School bus: Free (with reservation)
Summer season pass: $65.23
The Mackenzie King Estate was created by William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canada’s 10th and longest-serving prime minister. For more than four decades, Mackenzie King spent most of his summers at the Estate. He gradually expanded and beautified the grounds, and eventually came to own 231 hectares (2.31 square kilometres) of land. In 2013, the cottages were restored, and now feature interactive exhibits that take visitors back in time to King’s era.