Top 20 Experiences in ottawa
Winter City Tour
This one hour and ten minutes sightseeing tour of Ottawa and Gatineau provides an informative, relaxing, and entertaining way to see all of the most interesting sites in the National Capital region. With a live guide on board, come experience Ottawa from the local perspective. This is the perfect tour for travelers who would like to see as much as possible within a limited amount of time.
Oh Canada Eh?! Dinner Musical
This high-energy, family friendly production features over 70 songs from all-Canadian artists including music from Paul Anka, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, the Bare Naked Ladies, Avril Lavigne, Justin Bieber and many, MANY more. While you're enjoying the show, our performers serve our famous, all-Canadian meal.
Ottawa Boat Cruise - Rideau Canal Cruise
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.
Ultimate Ottawa Tour
Your See Sight Tours Guide will greet you at your downtown Ottawa accommodations and begin your fully guided tour in the comfort and style of one of our vans. To begin your tour you will take a driving tour through Rockcliffe Park. Get the exclusive opportunity to check out some sights most tourists won’t get to see. Your next stop will be to board a relaxing Rideau Canal Cruise for a relaxing view of the city from the Ottawa River passing over 50 points of interest including the magnificent Rideau Falls. Next, you will enjoy a narrated drive passing iconic attractions such as the Parliament Buildings and make stops outside the Supreme Court and Canadian Museum of History. To complete your tour your guide will take you to Parliament Hill - home of the Parliament of Canada. Here you will get the opportunity to learn about the rich nation's history on a self-guided walking tour of the grounds. At the end of your tour, your guide will take you back to your Downtown Ottawa hotel.
Full Day Montreal and Cruise Tour from Ottawa
Discover Montreal’s most historic spots on this full-day guided tour from Ottawa. Starting from Mount Royal Lookout, the tallest spot in the city. Then visit Saint Joseph's Oratory and Olympic stadium. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided walking tour of the old Montreal, a historic neighborhood within the municipality of Montreal in the province of Quebec. The tour also includes a cruise on the St. Lawrence River, so that you can see the city from multiple perspectives. Then go visit built for the 1976 Summer Olympics, Full-day tour of Montreal: Ideal for those with limited time. Includes a cruise on the St. Lawrence (in the warmer months). Learn all about the history and culture of Montreal from your guide.
Ottawa Boat Cruise - Paul's Boat Line
Our Ottawa River tour offers the finest views along the Ottawa River. This 1 1/2 hour tour is the most thorough tour available on the water. Departures from the Hull Marina in Jacques Cartier Park, and the Ottawa Dock at the foot of the Ottawa Locks. Both tours have live bilingual commentaries.
Ottawa Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour
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.
Ottawa Spring Tulip Festival Bike Tour
On this 3-hour guided bike tour of Ottawa, visit the capital's renown Tulip Festival, a special annual event available in May. Enjoy Commissioners Park, home to the Ottawa's most dazzling festival display and learn about the festival history from your fun guide. Follow the winding pathways with your local guide through the explosion of color in gardens filled with over 300,000 tulips. There will be 30-40 minutes stop at the Major Tulip festival site along with visiting some other tulip sites and must-see attractions in Ottawa.
Canadian War Museum Admission
The iconic Canadian War Museum is a must-see destination for anyone interested in the cost of conflict and humankind’s enduring desire for peace. The Museum, which ranked number 1 on TripAdvisor’s list of Things to Do in Ottawa, explores Canadian military history from early wars in Canada to contemporary conflicts. It features unique architecture, a display of large military artillery, thought-provoking exhibitions, moving personal stories of Canadians in times of war, priceless works of art, and spaces for quiet reflection and remembrance.
Ultimate Petite-Nation Tour - Day Trip From Ottawa & Gatineau
Get ready for an epic adventure in the beautiful Outaouais region of Quebec. From visiting the most underrated national park in Quebec, to exploring a waterfall that is taller than the Niagara Falls, you will discover some of the most amazing natural wonders of the Outaouais. That's not even the best part! Combine these natural wonders with delicious local products with a visit to an artisan cheese and chocolate shop with free tastings! Finally, your adventure will end with a walking tour of the Manoir Papineau National Historic Site and the Château Montebello, where you will discover the history of the region and of Canada
Ottawa Like a Local: Customized Private Tour
Get to know the city through the eyes of a passionate local. With no set itinerary, you can customize the tour or leave it up to the local for an insightful introduction to the city. Make travel about the people you meet not just the places you see. With our walking tours, you’ll skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through a local’s eyes. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as it is the places you see. Our local guides (Lokafyers) are passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since Lokafyers are not professional guides and tour occasionally, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay
Ultimate Dog Sledding Tour - Day trip from Ottawa & Gatineau
There is probably nothing more Canadian then taking full advantage of winter with a dog sledding experience in the great winter landscape! This winter, join Aventure Outaouais for this Ultimate Dog Sledding Tour where we will not only take you on a dog sledding adventure in the beautiful Petite-Nation region of the Outaouais, but we will also enjoy an amazing day of winter activities including snowshoeing and sliding! All this with the most experiences guides, a warm meal and hot chocolate to keep you warm, and your transportation from Ottawa and Gatineau! This is truly the best way to enjoy a beautiful Quebec winter day!
Ottawa Self-Guided Audio Tour
Short and highly selective information in the audio commentary for top 12 tourist attractions in around Ottawa Highlights of this Self-Guided Audio Tour • It allows you to go as per your own convenience of time, pace and location. • Simply use our personally created itinerary which starts from main train station of the city then gradually moves one by one (if required). • Not necessary to download any location tracking apps. It can be listened online in any devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc.) • Available in multiple languages, you can choose the one you’re most comfortable with (should be selected at the time of booking) • It is one of the best options with lowest price for travelers who prefer flexibility on their tour. • If you have any questions about any attractions, No worries, we will answer in your language instantly.
Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa
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.
Ottawa's Pioneering Days: A Self-Guided Audio Tour
Starting where Ottawa began, this self guided audio tour will take you to the very best city viewpoint. Beginning back when there was nothing here but forest, you will see where and hear how Ottawa began and gain a pretty good feeling for the circumstances, events and leaders that shaped the city in its earliest days. Most everything you see as you walk is explained. The tour ends in the most famous market in town, where you will find lots to see and great places to refresh yourself. Take in gorgeous views of the Ottawa River. Find out about the indigenous people who inhabited the area for thousands of years. Learn about the famous locks of Ottawa. Finally end the tour in the bustling Byward Market. Along the way, discover the stories of the pioneering characters who have shaped the captivating history of Ottawa.
Since 1976, we have offered the best for visitors to the Nation's Capital. Our guides are experienced, professional and fun. Our Giant bicycles and helmets are new every year. Please ask for an Ebike upgrade. Many lovely sights, some unique history and always an anecdote about our community and inhabitants to raise a smile. It is special because we use only pathways. There is no traffic or roads to traverse.
Full Day Pontiac Wine & Cider Tour - Day Trip From Ottawa & Gatineau
It is said that there is no better way to discover a region than through its local products. At Aventure Outaouais, we agree with this statement! That's why we're going to discover the magnificent Pontiac region one wine and cider tasting at a time! Join Aventure Outaouais on this unique wine and cider tour where you will not only taste delicious local products, but also learn about the history of the region and the process of making these high-quality products. Spend the afternoon traveling along Route 148 with us and visit three family-owned wineries and a cider mill. This tour includes lots of wine and cider tastings, food, your guide, transportation from Ottawa and Gatineau, as well many laughs!
Haunted Ottawa Jail Tour
Explore Ottawa’s famous haunted jail and real-life murder mystery! Tour the cellblocks of the old Carleton County Jail (now the Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel) where inmates of all kinds were once imprisoned. Retrace the final footsteps of the condemned as you walk from Death Row to the last working gallows in Canada. In 1869, was an innocent man executed for the murder of Thomas D’Arcy McGee, a popular Canadian politician? Does he still haunt the hallways of the jail to this day? Join us on this 75-minute paranormal adventure and find out for yourself! Please Note: This tour begins from our ticket office at 46 Sparks Street (near the scene of the murder) and makes it way over to old jail as we delve deeper into the hauntings. About half the tour is outdoors. It is offered in English or French - not both at the same time. The French departure time is usually 8:20pm.
2-Hour Ottawa Express City Bike Tour
Join our small-group, fun and leisurely bike tour that shows you the best of Ottawa in less time. Pedal your way around with our super comfortable bikes on scenic and safe waterfront bicycle pathways and on backroads of quaint neighbourhoods. Ebike add on is available upon request! We will stop about 6-7 times to see some of the city’s stunning look outs, hidden gems and must-see landmarks and attractions including Rideau Canal, Rideau Hall, the National War Memorial and Byward market while our fun and friendly local guides will tell you stories at each stop about history, local culture and life in Ottawa! You will be amazed by how much you will see and learn and how many pictures you snap in just 2 hours. Suitable for all ages, this biking experience is ideal for easy-going bicyclists and families who want to see more of Ottawa in less time and also get lots of local tips about what to do and see in Ottawa!
Night on Ottawa Tour
Your See Sight Tours Guide will greet you at your downtown Ottawa accommodations and begin your fully guided night tour in the comfort of one of our vans. To kick off your night out on the town your guide will take you on a relaxing evening River Cruise where as your cruise through the Ottawa River you will take in the incredible views of the city’s landmarks and attractions illuminated at night. Next, take in the bustling city on a fully narrated driving tour passing multiple attractions lit up at night including; the Supreme Court, Parliament Hill, Nepean Point, and the Canadian Museum of history. To end the night treat your senses and watch the incredible Northern Lights - Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill. This impressive display highlights fascinating stories about key figures, events and history against the backdrop of Parliament Hill’s Centre Block and Peace Tower. At the end of your tour, your guide will take you back to your Downtown Ottawa hotel.