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
Canada's Garden Route Spokesperson
Author of "A Garden Lover's Guide to Canada"
Getting someone to visit a garden in summer is a snap: we all know gardens are striking in the summer months, with flowers galore. But what about fall? Garden visitors diminish with falling temperatures, as if they’re convinced the show is over as of Labour Day. But it isn’t. There’s still plenty to see in Canada’s public gardens right up until snowfall and even beyond.