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Celebrate Sir John A. Macdonald’s 200th Birthday!


Sir John A Macdonald is ready to celebrate!
@Parks Canada

January 7-11, 2015. Open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free Admission

Join us at Bellevue House National Historic Site as we celebrate the 200th birthday of Canada’s first Prime Minister! Visit the historic house and grounds where Sir John A. Macdonald once lived. We will be open for this special celebration. Saturday, January 10th, Sir John A’s recorded birth date will mark the site’s official birthday celebration day; music and refreshments will be offered as well as tours of the house!

January 3 & 4

January 7, 8, 9 

January 10 

January 11 

Bellevue House Open House 10-4
Free Admission
Bellevue House Open House 10-4
Free Admission
Bellevue House Open House 10-4
Free Admission
Bellevue House Open House 10-4
Free Admission
  • Refreshed exhibits spaces
  • Refreshed exhibits spaces
  • Green Screen Immersive Technology
  • Refreshed exhibits spaces
  • Birthday cake, refreshments, children’s activities & musical entertainment
  • 12-3: Horse & wagon rides
  • Green Screen Immersive Technology
  • "A Country of Dreams" Interactive Exhibit
  • Refreshed exhibits spaces

Free admission daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Visit this page often to find out what special events will be happening during the SJAM200 Celebration Week




View of the Gardens
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Garden Club: Cultivating Experiences in our First Prime Minister's Garden

Sundays, June 1st - September 14th, 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Join Sir John A's exclusive garden club! Learn tips and tricks to grow organic vegetables, discuss weather, pests and other issues affecting the garden. The grounds boast an heirloom apple orchard, a kitchen garden with herbs and vegetables and a variety of trees and shrubs. Share past experiences and future thoughts on all things gardening. Attend one or all weeks which will take you from preparing the ground, to planting and harvesting

Finish off the weekly session with refreshments. Maximum of 15 people.

Program fee.
 

Bellevue House Xplorers Program

Looking for something fun to do?


Exploring the Gardens at Bellevue House
© Parks Canada
New program for kids age 6-11!

Spice up your family visit to Bellevue House National Historic Site with the new Parks Canada's Xplorers program. Explore this amazing site, the home of Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald.

Parks Canada’s Xplorers booklet, available at the Visitor Centre, will help your child get the most out of their visit, provide your family with a great experience, and give you the inside track on the historic house and grounds.

Each booklet is filled with fun ideas and experiences to try out. After completing a set number of these experiences, bring in your booklet to receive a certificate and souvenir.

Stick figures looking for a clue

Bellevue House is one of 50+ Parks Canada sites offering this new kids adventure program. Each will have its own unique souvenir, so you can collect them all!