is the official home and workplace of the Governor General of Canada and is located just minutes away from downtown Ottawa. Visit the state rooms where the governor general welcomes dignitaries, receives ambassadors and heads of State and presents the country’s highest honours. Everyone will enjoy the peaceful calm of the residence's landscaped urban park, with its lush green lawns, winding paths, wooded areas, gardens and perennial flower beds. During the summer, stroll the grounds, bring a picnic, take part in family activities. During winter, skate on the historic rink. The residence and its grounds are open to the public all year.