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 meal at the Mackenzie King Tearoom.
With spectacular grounds and gardens, the Mackenzie King Estate offers a perfect natural backdrop for your special day. The Mackenzie King Estate grounds are available for small wedding ceremonies.
Café Pat offers a quick option for a sandwich, ice cream, coffee or other drinks and snacks. Enjoy the natural beauty of the site ‘on the go’ or by relaxing on the Café’s terrace.
Gardens, ruins and trails
Museums and cottages
May 17 to October 20, 2019
Weekdays : 10 am to 5 pm
Weekends : 11 am to 6 pm
Tuesdays : Closed
May 17 to October 20, 2019
Vehicle (max. 8 passengers) : $12
Minibus (9 to 20 passengers) : $35
Bus (over 20 passengers) : $58
School bus : Free (with reservation)
Summer season parking pass : $80
Rates apply 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. Tax included.
Activities and Events
July 1: Canada Day
July 6: Canada Historic Places Day
August 3 to 5: Estate in Bloom
August 31 to September 2: Labour Day at the Estate
October 5 to October 27: Fall Rhapsody
July to September : The “Haunted Walk Experience” at the Mackenzie King Estate
Mackenzie King Tearoom
Take in the romantic atmosphere while you savour a meal, in an elegant, historical setting. The veranda overlooking the gardens is itself worth the visit.
South entrance: Take the Gatineau Parkway from Boulevard des Allumettières or Alexandre‑Taché Boulevard. Turn left at the Champlain Parkway, and continue for about 2 km. Then turn right at Mackenzie King Road. Follow the road and turn right to access parking lot P6 at the Estate.
Chelsea entrance: Take Highway 5 from downtown, then take Exit 12 (Old Chelsea), and turn left on Old Chelsea Road, which becomes Chemin du Lac-Meech. Turn left at the Gatineau Parkway, then right onto the Champlain Parkway, and continue for about 2 km. From Champlain Parkway, turn right at Mackenzie King Road. Follow the road, and turn right to access parking lot P6 at the Estate.