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 Four Points Sheraton OttawaAccommodationFour Points Sheraton Ottawa

Directly across from the Canadian Museum of Civilization in downtown Hull, with recreation paths across street. 201 rooms, free in-room coffee, news-paper, hairdryers, business centre and business floors, indoor heated pool, fitness centre

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view listing for Pine Cliff ResortAccommodationPine Cliff Resort

Pine Cliff Resort offers two, three and four bedroom cottages providing complete kitchen and sleeping facilities for groups of two to ten people. All of our charming cottages are clean, comfortable and include a 3 or 4-piece bathroom.

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view listing for Morning Mist Resort 9and campgroundAccommodationMorning Mist Resort 9and campground

Family owned & operated 80 acre property in the Upper Ottawa Valley. Open year-round, with 5km of marked hiking/biking trails, 1300ft of sandy waterfront

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view listing for Camping Ange GardienAccommodationCamping Ange Gardien

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

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view listing for Quality Inn & Suites - HawkesburyAccommodationQuality Inn & Suites - Hawkesbury

One hour from Montreal, Ottawa, Cornwall- U. S. Border. This hotel has conference services, computer modem hookups, meeting rooms, nonsmoking rms, parking, restaurants, coffee shop

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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 Great Canadian Theatre CompanyAttractionGreat Canadian Theatre Company

Looking for enthusiastic reliable theatre lovers to assist us at our new facility at Holland and Wellington.

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view listing for Merrickville Jazz FestAttractionMerrickville Jazz Fest

Experience a wide spectrum of true jazz performances in a variety of intimate venues, located in the heart of the historic 19th century village of Merrickville.

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view listing for Mont CascadesAttractionMont Cascades

All levels of skiers and snowboarders can enjoy Mont Cascades Resort. With a summertime water park.

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view listing for Stalwart Brewing Company AttractionStalwart Brewing Company

True to the tradition of craftsmanship in Carleton Place, we're committed to brewing big flavours and never compromising taste.

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view listing for Club De Golf Vallee EdelweissAttractionClub De Golf Vallee Edelweiss

Designed in 1988 by renowned course designer Ken Venturi, located on 230 acres of land in Dunrobin 40 minutes from downtown Ottawa. The coarse has mature forests, meandering streams and a series of small freshwater lakes.

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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 Budget Car & Truck RentalTravel ServiceBudget Car & Truck Rental

Budget has great deals on Compacts, Mid-sizes, Minivans, and Standard SUVs, even trucks for your move. With "Fastbreak" you have no lines, no paperwork, no signatures...and one-click online booking!

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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 Bayview StationTravel ServiceBayview Station

This O-Train station serves Tunney's Pasture, LeBreton Flats. and the Ottawa River Parkway

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view listing for Thomas Cook TravelTravel ServiceThomas Cook Travel

Thomas Cook is the largest leisure travel retail company in Canada. We employ experienced professional travel consultants, backed by a fully integrated web site & call centre. Our customers benefit from our superior buying power with our suppliers.

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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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