Top 20 Things To Do In Ottawa, Canada 2021

Top Tours and Activities In Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa city hop on hop off tour in ottawa 147598

Ottawa City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

75 Reviews


See all the sights of Ottawa on a hop-on, hop-off bus tour of Canada's capital city. You'll learn about the history of the region from your bilingual tour guide and have fabulous views from aboard an open-top double-decker bus, historic turn-of-the-century trolley or air-conditioned, washroom-equipped motor coach.

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Ottawa City Tour by Land and Water

55 Reviews


Experience the thrills of Ottawa and Gatineau from both land and water on an amphibious vehicle tour of Canada’s capital city. Board an “amphibus” to see Ottawa’s picturesque sites, including Parliament Hill (Colline du Parlement), the National Gallery of Canada (Musée des beaux-arts du Canada), ByWard Market (Marché By) and Sparks Street's National War Memorial Monument (Monument commémorative de guere du Canada). To get a comprehensive feel for the area on your one-hour tour, your bilingual guide will share humorous anecdotes as you cross the streets of Ottawa and Gatineau and float atop the waters of Ottawa River.

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Ottawa City Hop-on Hop-off Tour and Cruise

45 Reviews


Explore Canada's capital from both land and water on this comprehensive two-hour hop-on-hop-off tour of Ottawa. Combining a bus tour of Ottawa's highlights and a choice of Ottawa River Cruise or Rideau Canal Cruise, for a complete tour experience there's no better way to see Ottawa.

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Montreal to Ottawa Day Trip

12 Reviews


Experience the heart of Canada on this day trip from Montreal to Ottawa. Begin by visiting Parliament Hill. Have lunch and then visit famous landmarks, including the Canadian Museum of History, Rideau Hall, and the Royal Canadian Mint.

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Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa

8 Reviews


Experience the 90-minute walking tour of Ottawa that has been captivating visitors and locals alike for more than 20 years. The Original Haunted Walk is led by the best of local storytellers, dramatists, and amateur historians, sharing some of the most hair-raising and spine-chilling real-life ghost stories from the area. Follow along as they lead the way by lantern light to their favorite haunted spots.

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2-Hour Ottawa Express City Bike Tour

7 Reviews


Enjoy a leisurely 2-hour bike tour of Ottawa that shows you many of downtown Ottawa's major attractions on its beautiful and safe bicycle paths (95% of tour is on designated safe bike paths). You will breath fresh air and experience much more of Ottawa than you would by walking or taking a bus tour. This tour is ideal for newer or easy-going bicyclists or those traveling with friends, family members and children who want to see and learn what is Ottawa's downtown core.

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Ottawa Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

5 Reviews


Perfect for first-time visitors, this city tour is a well-rounded introduction to Ottawa's attractions, leaving you with time in the day free to explore the city on your own.

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Ottawa Ghosts and the Gallows Old Carleton County Jail Tour

2 Reviews


Choose from two departure times to begin your 60 to 75-minute tour experience that takes you inside the old Carleton County Jail, now the HI Ottawa Jail Hostel, one of the most haunted buildings in North America! Is the jail haunted today? Your guided jail experience will allow you to decide for yourself. Your tour begins and ends at the old Carleton County Jail.

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Ottawa ByWard Market Contemporary Food and Wine Tour

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This 3-hour ByWard Market Food and Wine Tour takes you along the historic path of Ottawa’s ByWard Market. Along the tour, you will learn about Ottawa’s rich history and how Canada's Capital came to be. Stop at four of the Market's top restaurants as they showcase their relaxing atmosphere and award winning cuisine. Each restaurant represents one course of your meal that features locally prepared and unique cuisine. Wines are hand selected and paired accordingly. Your guides are professional sommeliers and will fill you in on everything you need to know about wine tasting.

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By Ward Market Tasting Experience

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Walk through the streets of the By Ward Market and stop at the step of 9 establishments where the house's specialty will be served to you as you learn about the city's rich history. This experience starts under the National Art Gallery's giant spider statue and leads you through the historic ByWard Market. Also know as the "International Tour" because of the diversity of authentic food offered, it offers you a taste of the city's diverse roots and passion for food. During this 3.5 to 4 hour walking tour, your guide will tell you about Ottawa's food scene as well as the rich history of its most frequented and touristic neighborhood. Popular with locals as well as people from out of town, you may meet people from different places around Ottawa, Canada, and the world during this experience. This tour includes 2 alcoholic beverages (or non-alcoholic for people under 19 years of age). All dietary restrictions and special needs are welcomed and must be communicated ahead of time.

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4G LTE Pocket WiFi Rental, Internet Connection in Ottawa- pick up at LAX

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Are you tired of having no internet while travel? 

Are you tired of paying expensive roaming charges for a slow internet?

Do you want to stay connected with high-speed 4G/LTE speed and not have to rely on the hotel WiFi or connect to an unsecured free WiFi?

If you said "Yes!" to any of these questions, reserve our pocket WiFi hotspot for your next vacation

Secure a reliable connection up to 5 devices, including smartphones such as iPhones and Android, tablets and laptops.

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Horseback Trail Ride and Lesson

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This “Learn to Horseback Ride” experience is ideal for beginners, novice riders and adventure seekers looking to create a special vacation memory while enjoying the thrill and unique feeling of horsemanship and being around horses. Your 2-hour experience offers a complete horse education from grooming and ground work to a lesson in the ring with an experienced trainer, topped off with a guided horseback ride on the trails.

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Rideau Canal Cruise in Ottawa

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The most unique way to discover Ottawa is on board the world's-largest, certified, 100%-electric, passenger vessel. You will sail for 90 minutes on the iconic Rideau Canal and have a novel view of downtown Ottawa! The National Arts Centre, Lansdowne Park, Dow’s Lake, and many more scenic views await you! You will discover more with the live bilingual commentary and the free audio guide application. Come to 2 Rideau Street for your tickets, just across the street from Parliament Hill. The schedule is mid-May to mid-October, 6 departures per day, 7 days a week.

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Cycling the Nation's Capital

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  • Hospitable and professional guided tour of the Nation's Capital 
  • No traffic or delays from the Rideau Canal tour/rental centre
  • Light, easier to pedal Giant models in five sizes expertly fitted. Electric assist available.
  • Ride the waterways, parklands and national historic site pathways
  • See Rideau Canal, Rideau Falls, Hog's Back Falls, Arboretum, Central Farm, Rideau, Ottawa and Gatineau Rivers
  • Flexibile route and pace according to your abilities and interests
  • Small-group tour (10 people max)
  • Duration: 1.5h to 2.5h, 15km -25km
  • Departure times: Choose from one of two departure times, 10am or 2pm 

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Ottawa River Historic Sightseeing Cruise

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Cruise in comfort along the Ottawa River aboard the Empress of Ottawa. Listen to live commentary in English and French as you learn about the sights and history of Canada's Capital. The Empress of Ottawa features an open air sundeck and two enclosed decks so you can find your ideal seat on board.

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Canadian War Museum Admission

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Canada's rich military history is showcased through artifacts, personal stories, artwork, photos and interactive presentations. Tour the extensive permanent exhibitions and expand your knowledge of the conflicts that shaped Canada, Canadians and the world. Rest and reflect in Memorial Hall. Discover the Museum's fascinating architectural theme. And chat with a veteran to let history come alive.

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Canadian Museum of History

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Breathtaking setting. Majestic architecture. Fascinating exhibitions. Welcome to Canada’s national museum of history, exploring this country’s rich cultural heritage, including the outstanding achievements of First Peoples.

Visit the Canadian History Hall, our new signature exhibition, where evidence of the past tells a tale as vast and varied as the land itself. Explore Canada’s history through the diverse experiences and perspectives of the real people who lived it. Discover our collective story of conflict, struggle and loss, as well as success, achievement and hope. This new signature exhibition illuminates the enduring legacy of Canada’s past — a legacy that is alive, relevant and continually unfolding.

The Museum offers guided tours, education programs, the Children's Museum and CINÉ+.

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Ultimate Adventure Whitewater Rafting Ottawa River

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Experience a thrilling 4-hour whitewater rafting adventure on the famous Roche Fendu rapids. Board a 6-person sport raft and brave Class 2 to Class 5 rapids. Professional guide, rafting equipment and a BBQ riverside lunch is included in this authentic and amazing river rafting trip.

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6-Day Algonquin Explorer Canoe Trip

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Ease yourself into the Canadian wilderness with 3 days and nights at an award winning eco-lodge. Followed by a 3 day wilderness canoe trip in world famous Algonquin Park.

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High Adventure Rafting on the Ottawa River

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Experience an authentic Canadian white water rafting adventure on the legendary Roche Fendu rapids of the Ottawa River. Get ready for excitement and high adventure whitewater rafting in a traditional 12-person big boat. Professional guide, equipment and BBQ riverside lunch included.

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