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 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 Gasthaus Switzerland InnAccommodationGasthaus Switzerland Inn

A charming and cosy family-run hotel /B&B Inn in the heart of Ottawa, featuring 22 creatively appointed rooms and honeymoon suites in an inviting atmosphere, offering traditional Swiss hospitality combined with modern luxuries.

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view listing for Covered Bridge ParkAccommodationCovered Bridge Park

This is a magnificent 150 acres waterfront campground on Bonnechere River with cottages, cabins, yurt camping, tent and trailer sites. East of Algonquin Provincial Park between Round Lake and Golden Lake.

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view listing for Rideau Heights CampsiteAccommodationRideau Heights Campsite

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

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view listing for Recreationland Tent & Trailer ParkAccommodationRecreationland Tent & Trailer Park

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

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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 Royal Ottawa Golf and Country ClubAttractionRoyal Ottawa Golf and Country Club

Founded in 1891, the Royal is one of Canada's oldest clubs (though originally in Sandy Hill) The course is challenging, fair and enjoyable by all. Golf deserves respect for its history and tradition.

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view listing for Club de golf Hautes Plaines.AttractionClub de golf Hautes Plaines.

check out our great golf course, wit its many challenging holes

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view listing for Pine LodgeAttractionPine Lodge

This championship course opened in 1994 and winds its way through the rolling countryside and around many ponds and creeks located on the course. The Golf Practice and Learning Centre is complete with target greens from an expansive grass tee area.

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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 Rideau Lakes Golf & Country ClubAttractionRideau Lakes Golf & Country Club

The Rideau Glen is a mid length 18 hole golf course perfect for those golfers who find it difficult to walk the longer courses, but yet still need to challenge themselves. The Rideau Glen keeps their green fees at a reasonable price which d

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Travel Services

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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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Great cars. Great rates. Great Srvice. Hertz is the preferred car rental company of CAA. Free customer pickup & return, Unlimited km rates. One-way rentals. daily, weekly, weekend rates.

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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 International Mobile Services Inc.Travel ServiceInternational Mobile Services Inc.

IMS is a leader in Cellular/Smartphone Repairs,Rentals and Wholesale. We specialize in repairs of all devices, from BlackBerry to iphones, Samsung's, HTC, LG, More. Rental of Cellphones, and Satellite phones for the world travellers.

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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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