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 Rafting MomentumAccommodationRafting Momentum

White water rafting close to downtown Ottawa. Join us and we will give you an amazing day. Our rafting packages include a full day of rafting as well as two meals and access to our campground!

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view listing for The Village Antiques & Tea Room ~ Bed & BreakfastAccommodationThe Village Antiques & Tea Room ~ Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast with licensed dining room featuring intimate licensed dining with fine cuisine. Rural Rest & Relaxation with Urban Flair & Savoir Faire

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view listing for Fairmont Chateau LaurierAccommodationFairmont Chateau Laurier

Luxury 4-star historical (1912) hotel between parliament hill & the Ottawa Convention Centre. Executive floor, business center, health club, fine dining restaurants, lounge, meeting rooms all with hi-speed internet.

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view listing for Comfort Inn - Ottawa EastAccommodationComfort Inn - Ottawa East

Family-friendly, pet friendly facility, complimentary continental breakfast/complimentary coffee/copy machine/fax machine/complimentary newspaper Mon-Fri. Restaurants nearby.

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view listing for Valois Motel & RestaurantAccommodationValois Motel & Restaurant

Valois' Restaurant and Motel has been an established family business since 1934. We have 44 modern, comfortable motel accommodations plus two seasonal cottages.

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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 Vertical Reality Climbing GymAttractionVertical Reality Climbing Gym

Test your climbing skill on a variety of climbing walls and courses, to prepare yourself for great recreation in a scenic outdoor environment, or enjoy climbing indoors when the weather gets rough. Individuals and groups bookings are both welcome.

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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 Golf Chateau CartierAttractionGolf Chateau Cartier

A new standard in luxury accommodation in the National Capital Area, just minutes from the heart of downtown Ottawa.

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view listing for Coyote Rock GymAttractionCoyote Rock Gym

Test your climbing skill on a variety of climbing walls and courses, to prepare yourself for great recreation in a scenic outdoor environment, or enjoy climbing indoors when the weather gets rough. Individuals and groups bookings are both welcome.

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view listing for Whitetail Golf ClubAttractionWhitetail Golf Club

the Ottawa Valley. We feature a semi-private 18 hole club that is suited for all types of golfers. Come see what we have to offer. Only 1hr and 15 minutes from Kanata.

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Travel Services

Here are some featured travel agencies, trnapsortation and attractions:

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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 Bytown Brigantine Tall Ships AdventureTravel ServiceBytown Brigantine Tall Ships Adventure

Celebrate Canada 150 with an epic Tall Ships Adventure with Bytown Brigantine. The 110' tall ship Fair Jeanne is meeting the giant tall ships of the sea at Rendez-Vous Quebec Tall Ships Regatta in Quebec City and YOU could be aboard!

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view listing for Enterprise Rent-A-Car - St-LaurentTravel ServiceEnterprise Rent-A-Car - St-Laurent

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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view listing for Laundromat Plus (Greyhound Bus Depot)Travel ServiceLaundromat Plus (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 Impress LimousineTravel ServiceImpress Limousine

Highly trained, uniformed, bonded and security-cleared team with a fleet of luxury late model vehicles will bring you a suite of services that will exceed your expectations.

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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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