Giving our past a future!

Bellevue House was built in the 1840s and was home to Sir John A. Macdonald at the beginning of his political career.
Exterior view of Bellevue House.

Recent architectural assessments identified the need for repairs to the original plaster of the ceiling at Bellevue House. It is not abnormal that a house of this age and architectural significance requires restoration work.  

The historic house itself is closed for restoration work. The house is only one component of the visitor offer at Bellevue House National Historic Site. The site will remain open with interpretive programming, costumed gardeners on the heritage grounds, the heirloom orchard, and a gift shop in the Visitor Centre. Exhibits in the Visitor Centre, including the Many Voices of Confederation and the Imagine A Country interactive photo booth will continue to be offered. 

A family plays in the gardens.

Regular admission fees will not apply during the restoration. We apologize for the inconvenience that this may cause visitors and thank them for their cooperation during this time.

Parks Canada encourages Canadians to explore the many viewpoints related to Sir John A. Macdonald’s legacy and Confederation. Through this restoration, Bellevue House will continue to be a place of discovery, learning and reflection for present and future generations.