During this holiday season, beautiful natural Christmas trees light up the official residences, thanks to a donation from the Canadian Christmas Tree Growers Association (CCTGA). The Canadian-grown Fraser firs, ranging from 3 to 3.6 metres (10 to 12 feet) in height, are from the Ottawa area.
The Christmas trees, now installed and decorated, are a wonderful addition to the seasonal decorations at the official residences. The National Capital Commission (NCC) is proud of and thankful for this ten-year tradition of collaboration with the CCTGA.
The NCC installed Christmas trees at Rideau Hall, historic home and workplace of the governor general of Canada; Rideau Cottage, interim residence of the prime minister of Canada; Stornoway, official residence of the leader of the Opposition; 7 Rideau Gate, Canada’s official “guest house”; and Harrington Lake, the country residence of the prime minister of Canada in Gatineau Park.
The NCC, steward of Canada’s official residences in the Capital Region, oversees their planning, rehabilitation works, property management, curatorial and interior design, grounds maintenance, and floral services.