About the Club

The Rideau Club is a respected meeting place in the National Capital where leading men and women from business, government and other segments of the community come together, in a welcoming atmosphere to further their shared interests. It cherishes its traditions while adapting to necessary change. The Club provides, at affordable cost, attractive and responsive facilities with excellent cuisine and service in a place where Members feel at home and which they are proud to share with their family, friends and associates. It provides practical benefit to Members in their social and business relationships.

It is a place where Members can relax and enjoy good company, good talk, good food and fellowship in an elegant, comfortable setting and congenial atmosphere.

In addition to its gracious lounge, elegant dining room with panoramic views of Parliament Hill and the Gatineau hills beyond the Club offers private meeting, dining and banquet areas, a two table Billiards and Snooker room, a plasma TV for the viewing of major world and sports events, a card game area and a quiet, well equipped Library.

Special Events

Responsive to both the varied and the common interests of Members and their families, the Club holds a variety of Special Events including Speaker’s Luncheons and Dinners, and Panels of Influence with prominent personalities and experts speaking on topics of current interest and concern; book launches and Dinners with the Author; Embassy evenings; Soirees musicales; Family functions; Seafood Dinner Evenings; Gourmet Dinners; Culinary Demonstrations; Vintages pre-release wine tasting; port/single malt after-dinner conversations; dinner dances; Choir Dinners; Christmas Buffets; and the traditional New Year’s Day Levee. Afternoon tea is served on weekdays, upon reservations.

On-site Facilities

Keeping abreast of progress, the Club is equipped with business and communications facilities for conferences, seminars, meetings, and e-mail. YMCA Fitness Club is also located in the lower mezzanine of the Club building.

Membership Advantages

Members can, on a reciprocal basis, use the facilities of over one hundred and thirty of the finest clubs in Canada, the United States and around the world.

The ARC The Hotel; the Lord Elgin; and the Sheraton Ottawa Hotel (within walking distance of the Rideau Club) are offering advantageous room rates to members of our Affiliated Clubs.

Valet parking is available in the basement of the Club building where parking is complimentary to Club Members after 5 p.m. Alternative parking is available at the World Exchange Plaza and may be charged to Members House Accounts. Parking at either location is complimentary on weekends.