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 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 Ottawa MarriottAccommodationOttawa Marriott

Ottawa's premier Four Diamond Hotel located just steps away from shopping, entertainment, cultural and business districts. The Kent club fitness centre has indoor pool, whirlpool, saunas, spa services & exercise room. KIDS ZONE games room.

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view listing for Camping Lac VertAccommodationCamping Lac Vert

In the heart of the Outaouais, 30 minutes from Gatineau. Come and discover our enchanting site with is multiple advantages. Enjoy the sun's rays or enjoy numerous activities with your family at this campground

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view listing for Dreany Haven CampgroundAccommodationDreany Haven Campground

Dreany Haven is a seasonal campground. We open on the long weekend in May and close on the last day of September. We have various types of sites. Each one is unique in style, size and location.

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view listing for Brookstreet HotelAccommodationBrookstreet Hotel

Tastefully appointed rooms with stunning original works of art, rich woods & ceramic tiles. Executive floors with Connections Club lounge, State of the art conference/convention center, complimentary coffee/tea, Newspaper, high speed internet

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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 ByWard Market Business Improvement AreaAttractionByWard Market Business Improvement Area

Whether you're here at dawn to welcome outdoor vendors with overflowing stands; joining some friends for brunch/lunch/dinner or shopping; or staying up until the wee hours at one of our nightspots, you'll find something for you!

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view listing for 19th Tee with Mini-puttAttraction19th Tee with Mini-putt

The 19TH TEE isn't just a driving range, we also have a mini putt which is fun for people of all ages and a fully stocked proshop with the best prices in town!

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view listing for The Clocktower Brew Pub (Elgin)AttractionThe Clocktower Brew Pub (Elgin)

We pride ourselves on using the best available ingredients to produce an upscale pub menu as well as our chefs own weekly featured specials.

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view listing for Dominion City BrewingAttractionDominion City Brewing

Makers of very good beer, currently renovating and expandin

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view listing for Lombardy Raceway ParkAttractionLombardy Raceway Park

Lombardy Karting will be hosting an ten race event season with all races held at the Lombardy Raceway Park. Our primary goal at Lombardy Karting is to give racers a Fun, Exciting and Economic Karting Experience.

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Travel Services

Here are some featured travel agencies, trnapsortation and attractions:

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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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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 National Car and Truck RentalTravel ServiceNational Car and Truck Rental

National Car Rental operates in over 3,000 locations, and operates over 275,000 quality vehicles that serve over 15 million business & leisure travelers annually.

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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 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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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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