Sunset at the Ottawa Airport. Photo by Catalina Bloch.
Ottawa Tourism Guide
Perhaps you're a tourist who wants to visit Ottawa's great museums, like the National Gallery or the Museum of Civilization. Or maybe you're the type who'd prefer to hike in the Gatineau Hills, or ride a bike along the Rideau Canal. Whether it's an itenerary for a day trip, or planning for an extended vacation, our Tourism Guide will get you started.
- Time Tripper
Travel isn’t just about going somewhere, it’s about experience. Why passively visit a place, taking in the sights but not really immersing in the culture? Time travel is changing the way we vacation! For just one month– as the time portal is limited – you can experience the wonders of life 200 years ago in Upper Canada.
- Spencerville Mill Heritage Fair: June 21-23, 2013
A living history retreat with Regency ball, Guinness Record Attempt, workshops (Dying in Battle, Duelling, Period Cooking, and more) and Skirmish.
- Sears Travel
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- Ottawa Hotels Guide
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of hotels in the Ottawa area. Hotels in Downtown, Gatineau, Kanata and the surrounding area.
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Books & Guides
- OttawaStart Blog: Tourism
Recent blog posts about attractions and
tourism in Ottawa.
The Unknown City
by rob mclennan
Ottawa may be our capital city but it's also a place of contradictions—the
official version offers numerous, beneficent historic sites, institutions,
museums, and galleries, but there are other stories to be told. In
this latest edition of Arsenal's Unknown City series of alternativecity
guides for both locals and tourists, Ottawa comes alive as a diverse,
quirky town that may look like a government city on the surface but
boasts a small-town charm. The book charts a course through the city's
hidden landmarks, shopping, dining, and nightlife hot spots, as well
as secret histories that will come as a surprise even to life-long
Ottawa by Laura Byrne Paquet. Secret Ottawa reveals a
side of the capital that most visitors-and many locals-never see.
Find out where you can spot a blue heron at sunrise, eat Sri Lankan
string hoppers, buy armour or angels, or work out at 3:00 a.m. From
cycling to sundials, and waterfalls to wine, Secret Ottawa is your
guide to the city's hidden treasures.
Ottawa by Louise Dearden. Covers everything Ottawa has
to offer, including visual and performing arts, historic monuments,
and world-class outdoor sports and recreation.
Walks: Walking Tours of Ottawa by Katharine Fletcher.
with Kids by James Hale. The complete family travel guide
to attractions, sites and events in Ottawa.
Lobster kids' guide to exploring Ottawa-Hull by John
Symon. Whether you're a parent, an educator or a tourist, if you're
caring for children between the ages of 1-12, this book is the perfect
answer. More than 100 suggestions for fun-filled family activities
in the National Capital Region.
Ottawa with Kids by Louise Dearden. Reveals the most
fun and educational experiences for kids in Canada's capital. It's
full of incredibly detailed tips - right down to which hotels offer
cribs and rollaway beds and which restaurants offer high chairs.
Hike It Bike It Walk It Drive It Guide: to Ottawa, the Gatineau, Kingston
& Beyond by Ann Campbell. Features a variety of outdoor
daytrips in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. Contains maps, directions,
up-to-date info and contact phone numbers.
A colourguide by Carol Martin. Museums, festivals, Parliament
Hill, accomodation, heritage sites, dining, recreation, shopping,
Ottawa travel books...