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 Mal's CampingAccommodationMal's Camping

Large sandy beach, horseshoes, basketball/tennis/road hockey court, playground, nature trails. The Mississippi River offers excellent fishing, boating, and canoeing.

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view listing for Mississippi Lake R V ResortAccommodationMississippi Lake R V Resort

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 Chimo HotelAccommodationChimo Hotel

otel rooms include Bronze, Silver, and Gold and offer a wide range of amenities and services to suit all your needs. Conference space, ideal for meetings, wedding and sports banquets. Enjoy a dip in the indoor pool area with lifeguard

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view listing for Allante Bed & BreakfastAccommodationAllante Bed & Breakfast

Allante offers luxuriously appointed rooms in an inviting atmosphere for those seeking the convenience and location of a downtown hotel, with the charm and personal attention we provide in our "Boutique" style Bed & Breakfast.

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view listing for Hampton Inn OttawaAccommodationHampton Inn Ottawa

Mobil - 3 star hotel, two meeting rooms. Pool, movie channels, children stay free, free local calls, guest laundry, on the house hot breakfast, high speed internet, USA Today weekdays.

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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 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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view listing for midsummer herbfestAttractionmidsummer herbfest

Sunday July 31, Rain or Shine, First Annual Herbfest, live music/dance, chef cook-off, beer/wine garden, children's playground activities, face painting, henna tattoos,herb garden and wild walk tours,labyrinth, and demos. demos included.

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view listing for Royal Oak Restaurant AttractionRoyal Oak Restaurant

Chain of British pubs. Menu highlights, photo gallery and information about special events.

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view listing for Petawawa Golf Club (formerly: Twin Rivers of Petawawa)AttractionPetawawa Golf Club (formerly: Twin Rivers of Petawawa)

This course and its River View Hall (capacity 25) overlooks the Ottawa River.

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view listing for Kanata Civic Art GalleryAttractionKanata Civic Art Gallery

Operated and programmed by the Kanata Civic Art Gallery Board of Management in partnership with the City of Ottawa, the gallery exhibits and promotes the sale of original works of art by its members.

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Travel Services

Here are some featured travel agencies, trnapsortation and attractions:

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view listing for Vegas Limousine OttawaTravel ServiceVegas Limousine Ottawa

Vegas Limousine serves all of Ottawa and regional areas, all types of vehicles from classics, exotics, buses limos, suvs and sedans available for you!

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view listing for National Rentals LtdTravel ServiceNational Rentals Ltd

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 Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Bells CornersTravel ServiceEnterprise Rent-A-Car - Bells Corners

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 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 Enterprise Rent-A-CarTravel ServiceEnterprise Rent-A-Car

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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