Mackenzie King Estate

The Mackenzie King Estate in Gatineau Park is a precious Canadian legacy.

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.

A Gatineau Park treasure

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.

With spectacular grounds and gardens, the Mackenzie King Estate and Tearoom offer a perfect natural backdrop for your special day. The Mackenzie King Estate grounds are available for small wedding ceremonies and the on-site Tearoom can be booked for receptions.

Mackenzie King Estate

Hours of Service

The grounds are always open.
Free access.

Museums and cottages

Open: 
May 19 to October 22, 2017
Weekdays: 10 am to 5 pm(closed on Tuesdays)
Weekends: 11 am to 6 pm
Closed:
October 23, 2017 to May 18, 2017


Before you visit, check the seasonal road closures
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Activities and Events

Guided Activities at the Mackenzie King Estate

Guided Activities at the Mackenzie King Estate

While visiting the Mackenzie King Estate, chat with knowledgeable guides on-site in the museums and on the grounds.

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Hiking and walking

Hiking and walking

Whether you are new to the activity or already an avid hiker, Gatineau Park is an excellent spot for a nature hike. With 165 kilometres of hiking trails, the Park has something for everyone.

Walk in the nature

2017 Special Events

  • July 1 and 2: Canada Day Weekend
  • July 20 to 22: Theatre in the Bush
  • August 5 to 7: Estate in Bloom
  • September 2 to 4: Family Event at the Estate
  • September 30 to October 22: Fall Rhapsody
  • July to September: The Haunted Walk Experience

Rates

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 parking pass: $65.23

About Mackenzie King Estate

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.

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