Our illustrious members
Since its inception in 1865, the Rideau Club has had a much-acclaimed membership. Imagine rubbing shoulders with the most recognized and vibrant decision-makers in government and business. Prime ministers (including the first Club President, Sir John A. Macdonald), the Governor-General of Canada, business moguls, royalty, as well as many other notable men and women (such as Jean Pigott, our first female member), have been known to grace the halls of the Club. Not surprisingly, Rideau Club members are regularly recognized for their meaningful contributions to the national life of Canada.
Exciting dining experiences
The Rideau Club offers exciting, world-class dining experiences to members and their guests. Whether you crave Nova Scotia Coast Lobster, sweet BBQ duck tacos, luscious produce, local artisan cheese or savoury, Quebec maple syrup pie, the Club will delight your palate each time you dine. Our esteemed Executive Chef and his team’s innovative and delectable menus feature the freshest of local and international products while integrating a progressive French culinary touch. Of course, the Club also offers a variety of premium liqueurs, cognacs and dessert wines – ensuring a perfect end to a perfect meal.
Exquisitely appointed facilities
Located just two blocks from Parliament Hill, the Club is set right in the heart of our nation’s capital. Your visit begins on the 15th floor. Enter the rotunda and be immediately charmed by the Club’s intimate setting: a décor that emphasizes a unique combination of history and modern style. Moving through the Club, you may choose to relax with a glass of scotch in our welcoming Lounge. Take time to unwind in our quiet, well-equipped library. Sit in the casually elegant bar for a martini. Or embark on a new culinary adventure in one of our exquisitely appointed dining rooms. Almost anywhere you venture within the Club, you will be treated to attentive service, as well as breathtaking, panoramic views of the city far below.
Exclusive Rideau Club events
The Club provides exclusive access to special events for members, their spouses, accompanied family members and guests. Listen to prominent personalities and experts speak on topics of current interest. Attend a book launch and dine with the author. Or join us for Embassy evenings, culinary demonstrations, Vintages pre-release wine tastings, and family holiday events.
Professionally Executed Catering & Special Events
Hosting your special event at the Rideau Club promises to be an unforgettable experience. Explore the diverse menus carefully crafted for you by our Executive Chef, or design your own culinary adventure. Our offerings and attention to every detail will dazzle you and your guests.Learn more
The Finest Reciprocal Club Privileges
Membership with the Rideau Club provides you with worldwide reciprocal club privileges and access to the facilities of more than 160 of the finest clubs in over 40 cities. Simply request a Letter of Introduction be sent from us to them and you will be set to experience some of the finest services and amenities the world has to offer.Learn more
Unique Clubs in Club Programming
Being a member of the Rideau Club allows you to take advantage of our exclusive Clubs in Club program. Join like-minded members in tastings of exclusive wines in our Wine Club, or immerse yourself in literature and engage in thought-provoking discussion as part of the Book Club.
Attractive Spousal Privileges
Whether it is for a family gathering, listening to thought-provoking speakers or just relaxing on your own in our Bar, Club Room or quiet library, the Rideau Club welcomes you to membership. As a spousal Member, you enjoy many of the same privileges as a shareholder at no added cost.
Variety of Member services
The Alt Hotel by Le Germain located at 185 Slater St. (5-10 minutes away) offers Rideau Club members, and affiliated members, their preferred rates of $165 (2019)/per night. For more information, please contact the hotel by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 1-844-258-6882.
Preferential rates at the Lord Elgin Hotel, situated in the heart of downtown Ottawa, steps away from the Rideau Club, are also available. For more information, please contact the hotel by email email@example.com or by telephone 1-(800) 267-4298.