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 Shirley Samantha's Bed & BreakfastAccommodationShirley Samantha's Bed & Breakfast

You will be warmly welcomed to our traditional home, furnished with a mix of antique and contemporary pieces, accented with the work of Canadian artists and artisans. Walking distance to downtown.

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view listing for Cartier Place Suite HotelAccommodationCartier Place Suite Hotel

In trendy Elgin Street boutique area and Rideau Canal. All accommodations are luxurious & spacious studio, one & two bedroom suites. Each suite features full kitchens, separate living room & bedrooms with private balconies.

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view listing for Sleepy Cedars Family CampingAccommodationSleepy Cedars Family Camping

easonal or daily camping on sites with picnic tables and fire pits. Choice of sites with 15 or 30 amp hydro/water hookups. The washroom facilities are centrally located, clean and well maintained with flush toilets and hot showers

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view listing for ARÔME Seafood and GrillAccommodationARÔME Seafood and Grill

Discover a fabulous menu featuring succulent Surf and Turf specialties and an impressive selection of wines by the glass at Arôme Seafood and Grill. A laid-back atmosphere and breathtaking lake view

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view listing for Les Suites Hotel, OttawaAccommodationLes Suites Hotel, Ottawa

On the edge of the Byward Market, AAA 3 star Les Suites offers convenience & value. Beautiful one and two bedroom suites define the value you will find at Les Suites Hotel. They are fully equipped with full kitchens and ensuite laundry facilities.

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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 Battlefield LIVE OttawaAttractionBattlefield LIVE Ottawa

Battlefield LIVE Ottawa is a full-service entertainment facility with a large "Live Play" arena, video gaming room, and three separate meeting rooms for parties and private events. BFLO is a LIVE ACTION version of combat gaming.

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view listing for Beckwith Golf Club IncAttractionBeckwith Golf Club Inc

9 holes of golf near Smiths Falls, with LCBO lcensed restaurant in the Club House, golfing supplies and rentals also available,

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view listing for Carnage PaintballAttractionCarnage Paintball

We currently offer 6 different fields with a variety of possible scenarios on each fields.From our wood fields, scenario fields, and the speedball fields, there will be something for you.

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view listing for Frontline PaintballAttractionFrontline Paintball

Paintball, Airsoft, Laser Tag and Reball in a clean and safe environment; which to date they are proud say to has been 99% injury-free. With both Indoor and Outdoor facilities; Frontline is always expanding their outdoor field locations

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view listing for Lowertown BreweryAttractionLowertown Brewery

Located in the ByWard Market in Ottawa, Lowertown Brewery is the newest addition to the Ontario craft beer market. Serving great comfort food and pre-prohibition cocktails, you won't want to miss what we're brewing next!

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Travel Services

Here are some featured travel agencies, trnapsortation and attractions:

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view listing for Thomas Cook owned operated by Highland TravelTravel ServiceThomas Cook owned operated by Highland 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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view listing for AAA Limousine PembrokeTravel ServiceAAA Limousine Pembroke

AAA Limousine Pembroke - 24/7 luxury airport, bus & limousine service since 1995!

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view listing for Baron's Motor Inn (Greyhound Bus Depot)Travel ServiceBaron's Motor Inn (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 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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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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