Mackenzie King Estate

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Chelsea, QC J9B 1R5- Map It
(819) 827-2020

AAA Editor Notes

Mackenzie King Estate is within Gatineau Park; take Scott Rd. to Old Chelsea Rd. to Gatineau Pkwy., following signs. This was a summer residence of three-time prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King. The first of the site's various cottages was built around 1903. The first floor of the elegant Moorside Cottage, where King received such guests as Winston Churchill and Charles Lindbergh, is now a tearoom. Historical interpreters and audiovisual presentations relate the life of Canada's longest-governing prime minister. The formal gardens are restored and gardener-historians describe King's gardening techniques. Guided tours are available. Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
$9 (per private vehicle).
Hours: Grounds daily dawn-dusk. Buildings Mon. and Wed.-Fri. 10-5, Sat.-Sun. 11-6, mid-May to mid-Oct. Guided tours in English are given Wed.-Mon. at 10 and 2, mid-May to early Sept.; Sat.-Sun. at 10 and 2, early Sept. to mid-Oct. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.