Ottawa-Gatineau Travel & Tourism Information



This section gives you all of the tourist information for Greater Ottawa and Gatineau Quebec, including city and Ottawa Valley attractions, accommodations, or city maps, as well as get-away travel from Ottawa.

Rideau River Rapids By Carleton University

The Rideau River and the Rideau Canal are not only strong parts of the city history, but they form part of the city's social fabric even today. In the summer, boating tourists navigate on the Rdeau Waterway to the Rideau Lakes and to Lake Ontario. And in the winter, civil servants commute to work, and students skate to school to two universities and a college on the Rideau Canal Skateway.

Get-away travel from Ottawa-Gatineau. Visit our sister site, TransCanadaHighway.com, for coast-to-coast travel info.

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Ottawa-Gatineau Accommodation

Here are some featured hotels, motels, long-term rentals, lodges/cottages, and campgrounds in the Ottawa-Gatineau area:

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view listing for Arnprior Motor InnAccommodationArnprior Motor Inn

20 km from the Mount Pakenham Ski Area and less than a 10-minute drive from Lake Madawaska. It features free Wi-Fi. A microwave and refrigerator are included in each simply furnished guest room at the Arnprior Motor Inn.

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view listing for Moonlight Bay CampgroundAccommodationMoonlight Bay Campground

Privately owned family park situated on the beautiful Mississippi Lake. Seasonal & short stay camping.In-ground swimming pool, sandy beach, Henderson playstructure, restaurant

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view listing for Spring Rock CampAccommodationSpring Rock Camp

Located on the east shore of Deer Bay, Lower Buckhorn Lake, we are blessed with the most magnificent sunsets you can imagine. A full service, quiet park, family operated for over 40 years.100 ft. Lookout over the bay, Fabulous Sunsets

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view listing for Sandy Point ParkAccommodationSandy Point Park

Stay our our wonderful campground, and enjoy the great outdoors… see our website for details

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view listing for ARC the. hotel - a boutique hotelAccommodationARC the. hotel - a boutique hotel

Imagine your needs and desires being met before you ask, imagine a sensual experience of crisp sheets, a warm inviting library to relax in after a busy day, imagine an experience that will make traveling away from home a pleasure?

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Ottawa-Gatineau Attractions

Here are some featured local attractions, museums, historical sites, and festivals:

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view listing for Sandy Mountain Camp Site & Golf CourseAttractionSandy Mountain Camp Site & Golf Course

Sandy Mountain is 46 acre property with 165 campsites, a 9 hole par 3 golf course, and mobile home park, mini-golf and 2 apartment buildings.

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view listing for Champions Nest Golf CouseAttractionChampions Nest Golf Couse

Champions Nest is a 36 hole complex located just a 15 minute drive from the south end of Ottawa. The layout includes three distinct 9 hole courses which can be played in any combination making each visit to Champions Nest a unique experienc

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view listing for Marked PaintballAttractionMarked Paintball

Since 2007, MARKED has been the #1 source for Paintball, Airsoft & Laser Tag in Ottawa area. Our variety of games like no other and with our full range of scenario games, speedball and woodsball style game play, you will never be bored

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view listing for Dunrobin Sonic GymAttractionDunrobin Sonic Gym

The Dunrobin Sonic Gym is a cultural/educational centre (auditorium, recording studio, conference library) located outside of Kanata, 30 min from Ottawa. Please visit our website to find out about our performances and educational events.

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view listing for Hylands Golf ClubAttractionHylands Golf Club

Since 1961 the course developed into a first-class golfing facility and membership grew to the point that, in 1969, it was decided to construct a second 18-holes now known as the Rockcliffe (North) Course.

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Travel Services

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view listing for Hudson's Bay CompanyTravel ServiceHudson's Bay Company

Canada's oldest department store, with a great selection of fashions, furnishings, houseware, toys, and cosmetics at great prices.

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view listing for Thrifty Car RentalTravel ServiceThrifty Car Rental

Join our Blue Chip Rewards program & get a free rental after every 16 rental days. Plus, enjoy perks like express lines & expedited counter service.

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view listing for Village Of Casselman (Greyhound Bus Depot)Travel ServiceVillage Of Casselman (Greyhound Bus Depot)

Greyhound Canada is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in Canada, serving nearly 1,100 locations. It has become an icon of bus travel, providing safe, enjoyable and affordable travel to 6.5 million passengers each year.

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view listing for Maple Petroleum Inc (Greyhound Bus Depot)Travel ServiceMaple Petroleum Inc (Greyhound Bus Depot)

Greyhound Canada is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in Canada, serving nearly 1,100 locations. It has become an icon of bus travel, providing safe, enjoyable and affordable travel to 6.5 million passengers each year.

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view listing for Enterprise Rent-A-Car - OrleansTravel ServiceEnterprise Rent-A-Car - Orleans

Unlike other rental car companies, Enterprise focuses on neighborhood markets. We specialize in renting to people who need a temporary replacement car or a vehicle for a special occasion.

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Ottawa-Gatineau Intown Attractions

Restaurant Patio in the Byward Market

There is lots to see and do around Ottawa in the city. Take a tour of the city's shoreline, either from land or by boat. You can visit a museums, lots of parks and waterfront greenspace, and activities and sports to keep anybody busy (and happy). We even have a page that has tips on hundreds of things to do with kids.

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Nearby Towns & Attractions

Kinsmere ruins in Gatineau Park

The Ottawa Valley is big, wide, and lush. In the summer there's river rafting up the Valley at Beachburg. At Pembroke, see Canada's first hydro-electric plant and the many murals around the downtown. At Chalk River, see the Nuclear Research Station. At Petawawa you pass Canadian Forces Base Petawawa, a major military training ground and a Forestry Research Station.

Finally, at Mattawa, see the confluence of the Mattawa River, which was the major fur trading route to the west, now followed by the Transportation-Canada Highway all the way to the Pacific Ocean.


Ottawa-Gatineau Accommodation

Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel

There are many accommodation options in the area, from first class hotels, to motels, beds & breakfast, long-term accommodation, wilderness lodges and camping.


Away: Travelling Out of Town

We even have lots of tips for getting away, including other countries' Online Travel Offices, links to travel guidebooks' web sites. We even have links to sites that can help you plan a honeymoon, eloped wedding, or romantic getaway. To round things out we have information about Canada & US Customs, a listing of Canadian embassies and consulates around the world, and an overview of our airport(s) and links to airports around the world (so you can check what to do during connections between flights)


Sustainable Travel & Eco-Tourism

Going Green: Eco-friendly content!

We recogize that travel inherently uses a lot of energy and a lot of resources, since it involves moving us (and our luggage) large distances around the world. Here are a number of suggestions for reducing our impact as well as our "carbon footprint".


Travel Feature

For those travelling between Canada & the US, those entering (or re-entering) the U.S.A. BY AIR are required to present a valid passport, Air NEXUS card, or U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Document. As of January 31, 2008, these rules include those entering the USA BY LAND OR SEA.

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