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Ottawa Event Calendar

27SEP

Haunting Season

September 27 – November 2, 2014

 

7NOV

Ottawa Wine and Food Festival

November 7 - 9, 2014

 

11NOV

Remembrance Day

November 11, 2014

 
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2014-2015Ottawa Visitor Guide

View our Ottawa Visitor Guide online to plan your stay in Canada’s Capital region.

2014-2015 Ottawa Visitor Guide
 

Ottawa 2017

Laurier House

Laurier House

Walk into the home of two of Canada’s most recognizable prime ministers. This Victorian mansion, in Ottawa’s downtown neighbourhood of Sandy Hill, became the home of Sir Wilfrid Laurier in 1897, after he became Canada’s first francophone prime minister the previous year. William Lyon Mackenzie King became prime minister in 1921, two years after Laurier’s death, and took ownership of the home as a bequest in Laurier’s will. Gain rare insight into the lives of these two men as you view their personal items and artwork, and peer into the crystal ball that King is said to have used during séances.

 

Fast Facts

  • This Victorian mansion occupied a central position in Canadian political life for over 50 years; Canadian Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier made it his home in 1897; after Laurier's death, Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King moved in and stayed until 1948, when he bequeathed it to the government and people of Canada.
  • The home is now a National Historic Site of Canada, and houses the personal effects, furnishings, artwork and memorabilia of these two long-serving Prime Ministers.
  • Among the thousands of items in the home is a crystal ball owned by Mackenzie King, who was reputed to have taken part in séances in an attempt to communicate with his deceased mother.

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