Visitor Information

The Mackenzie King Estate
The Mackenzie King Estate

The Mackenzie King Estate, former home to Canada’s 10th prime minister, is a beautiful country estate in Gatineau Park. Stroll the grounds and visit the restored cottages.

Hours of Service

Museums and cottages 
May 20 to October 16, 2016
Weekdays: from 10 am to 5 pm (closed on Tuesdays)
Weekends: from 11 am to 6 pm

Gardens, ruins and paths
Accessible every day, year-round

2016 Special Events
July 1: Canada Day
uly 30 to August 1: Estate in Bloom
September 3 to 5: Family Event at the Estate
October 1 to 16: Fall Rhapsody

Mid-October 2015 to Mid-May 2016

The grounds are always open. Some Gatineau Park ski and snowshoe routes pass through the Estate.

Facilities and Services

Fees and Parking

There is no fee to visit the Estate. An access fee is charged for vehicles using the Mackenzie King Estate parking lot.

May 20 to October 16, 2015, from 9 am to 7 pm
Day pass (pay and display)

  • Car: $10
  • Minibus: $33
  • Bus: $55 (over 20 passengers)

* Half rate after 3 pm and on Tuesday

**Credit cards and exact change (coins) accepted. Machine does not take debit cards and bills.

School groups touring the Estate (guided or self-guided) can reserve a parking pass free.

Season pass (May to October)

A season pass may be purchased for $75 per car. It is valid for all beaches in Gatineau Park, as well as Leamy Lake Beach and the Mackenzie King Estate. It is available in person at the Gatineau Park Visitor Centre located on 33 Scott Road in Chelsea.

Directions

The Mackenzie King Estate is located at 75 Barnes Road,in Gatineau Park. Some park roads are seasonally closed, so choose the directions that correspond to the date of your visit.

Mid-May to Mid-October: Take the Champlain Parkway in Gatineau Park to reach the Estate. Please note that parkways are sometimes closed until 11 am for cycling events. See Road Closures for details and alternate routes.

Mid-October to Mid-May: Take Kingsmere Road from Chelsea, Quebec. Turn left at Swamp Road and then right at Barnes Road. The entrance to the Estate is on the left.

Maps

You can get print maps at the Gatineau Park Visitor Centre, the Gatineau Park Welcome Area and the Capital Information Kiosk, located across from Parliament Hill, at 90 Wellington Street.

Universal Accessibility

Most of the buildings, the restaurant and the paths connecting them are accessible to all. The hiking trails are not wheelchair-accessible.

Mobile Application

The new Canada’s Capital Walking Tour mobile application includes a stop about the Mackenzie King Estate. Especially designed for families, the app features historic photos, interactive games and information. The app is free and bilingual. Download it now on Google Play or iTunes.

Guided Tours

At the Mackenzie King Estate, guided tours are offered for individuals, groups and school groups.

Safety and Conservation

The ruins and stone walls are historic structures to be preserved. For this reason and for your safety, climbing on the ruins and other structuresis strictly prohibited. Please follow the Park’s safety and conservation rules.

More Information

For more information about the Mackenzie King Estate, contact the Gatineau Park Visitor Centre.