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The interiors of the governor general’s residences reflect our nation’s history and serve as a window into Canadian culture. The Canadian character of the furniture and works of art enriches the heritage value of the residences. These works of art showcase Canada’s diverse artistic and cultural traditions of yesterday and today.
Highlights of the collections are presented during guided tours of the State rooms of Rideau Hall in Ottawa and at the residence at the Citadelle of Québec.
Rideau Hall is proud to host a series of Indigenous artworks. The grouping of these artworks is centred on storytelling, with each artist using their unique perspective to illustrate life, traditions, mythology, Inuit legends or wildlife.
This photo exhibition, on display in the Salon Champlain at the Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle, traces the evolution of the buildings that, over the years, have hosted dignitaries from around the world, including many Canadians who have come to receive our country’s highest honours.