The Mackenzie King Estate is a special place where you can spend the whole day enjoying nature. The Estate has recently undergone a makeover, and features new exhibits as well as activities for the whole family. With its picturesque gardens and romantic ruins, the 231-hectare (2.31 km2) country estate was once the cherished refuge of Canada’s longest-serving Prime Minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King. When he died, he bequeathed his estate to all Canadians. It now forms part of Gatineau Park, Canada’s Capital conservation park.
Gatineau Park, 33 Chemin Scott, Old Chelsea, J9B 1R5
Children Friendly Garden
Dog Friendly Garden
Restaurant on Site
Parking on Site
Tour Bus Parking
Docent Guided Tours
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Author of "A Garden Lover's Guide to Canada"
Bring the kids
Summer’s here and Canada’s public gardens are at their best. You know you want to visit them yourself – who wouldn’t want to stroll through a beautiful park filled with flowers – but maybe you feel you’re so tied up with your children or grandchildren you just can’t get away. Well, there’s an easy solution to that: bring them along!