Collage of old and new pictures of the Mackenzie King Estate and mister Mackenzie King

Dive into the fascinating history of the Mackenzie King Estate with free guided tours.

This immersive experience will take you into two distinct periods of the former Canadian prime minister’s life. You will also stroll through the beautiful gardens and picturesque ruins of the Estate.

About the activity

This one-hour tour takes place rain or shine. It is suitable for all ages. No registration needed.

The activity is free. Parking fees apply at P6.

Dates and time

From June 22 to September 2, 2024

  • Thursdays and Fridays at 10:15 am (English) and noon (French)
  • Saturdays and Sundays at 11 am (English) and 2 pm (French)

Meeting point

At the P6 parking lot, on Mackenzie King Parkway in Chelsea, Quebec.

  • Shuttle: The free Gatineau Park shuttle is the most convenient way to get to the Estate. It will drop you off right at the meeting point. All guided tours line up with the shuttle drop-off schedule.
  • Private vehicle: For the 2 pm weekend tours, you can reach the Mackenzie King Estate using the parkways. For the other tours, you will have to use municipal roads, as private vehicles do not have access to the parkways at these times. Parking fees apply.
  • Hiking, cycling: You can reach the Estate via the Gatineau Park trail network or the parkways, which you can access at all times.

Accessibility

The Mackenzie King Estate parking lot is paved and has two parking spaces reserved for people with disabilities.

The path leading from the parking lot to the buildings and Abbey Ruins is partially accessible to wheelchair users. Because the path has some steep slopes and is not paved, wheelchair users may need some assistance to hike this trail.

Most of the buildings at the Estate, including washrooms, and the paths between buildings, are universally accessible. The ground floors of some of the museums are wheelchair accessible.

Manual wheelchairs are available upon request. If you need one, please ask one of the guide-interpreters on the site.

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