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Prime Minister's Official Residence

24 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A3, Canada
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Behind a fence

It's cool to say you have seen it, and really you do get pretty close but it is hard to see behind... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Ottawa, Canada
Nice residence

It is a nice residence, hard to see because of the trees, but still and interesting side of a... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2016
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26 Jul 2017
“Behind a fence”
10 Nov 2016
“Nice residence”
24 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A3, Canada
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

It's cool to say you have seen it, and really you do get pretty close but it is hard to see behind all the trees and the fence, also he's not living there now.... but its right across from the Governor General's house so worth...More

Thank linzkk
Reviewed 10 November 2016

It is a nice residence, hard to see because of the trees, but still and interesting side of a historical building.

Thank thor2705
Reviewed 8 August 2016

I would strongly recommend a trip down Sussex Drive to see the house of the Prime Minister of Canada and the Governor General of Canada. Because of the trees which block the view the Prime Minister's House is not clearly seen, however, the Governor General's...More

Thank Ken1949
Reviewed 29 January 2016

If you are lucky (or the cops are a little off) you can as we did get caught inside the motorcade. This is cool and terrifying as the former occupantt bought some intimidating Black SUVs

1  Thank bluelynx
Reviewed 20 November 2015

The Prime Minister's, limestone residence is in a lovely setting. It will soon be under construction so go drive by soon!

Thank ballyga
Reviewed 28 October 2015

You can make a day of visiting of visiting many great sights in Ottawa.....leave the car at your hotel, take local transit & tours, you'll see more, take better pictures, discover places to return to & be more relaxed. ....whether you like airplanes, military history,...More

Thank Guy R
Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

Pretty much a waste of a drive. Drive by is all you can do and it is nearly impossible to see anything except for s large building behind gates and trees. RCMP at gates so cannot stop which would likely not be great because it...More

1  Thank lenoraweikum
Reviewed 21 September 2015

as part of a city tour of Ottawa .Being fall the leaves are beginning to change colour so the gardens are looking beautiful .You can visit the front door on Halloween apparently and the Prime minister will give out treats to children .

Thank Mary38677
Reviewed 11 July 2014

There's no public access to 24 Sussex and you can barely make out structures from the street in the summer. Trees and shrubs in the way. Peer through the fence, wave to the PM, and then go visit Rideau Hall and grounds across the street.

2  Thank David E
Reviewed 26 July 2013

The Official Prime Minister's Residence is enclosed by a large gate guarded by police officers. Don't visit the Prime Minister, visit his neighbour the Governor General.

4  Thank YMA1998
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