Built to house the wealthy and powerful of Canada’s first capital, Bellevue House represents the 1840s colonial system of class and privilege. This is where Parks Canada tells the full scope of Sir John A. Macdonald’s story. Parks Canada has been working with Indigenous groups, stakeholders and other experts to ensure that we present Macdonald, and the impacts of the decisions taken and institutions created under his leadership, from the perspective of many voices. The renewal of the visitor experience at Bellevue House is a continuing process and the historic home remains closed for the renewal of exhibits. However, even as we make changes, our commitment for your visit to convey Macdonald’s complex legacy and offer a place where Canadians can gain a greater understanding of Canada’s history, including aspects that have caused enduring harm.
Hours of operation
July 8 to October 11, 2021
Open Thursday to Monday
10 am to 4 pm
Visitor centre and grounds outside the house
Regular admission fees will not apply during the restoration.
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