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 Best Western Ottawa/Kanata Hotel & Conference CentreAccommodationBest Western Ottawa/Kanata Hotel & Conference Centre

AAA 2 diamonds hotel & conference centre, 15 minutes west of downtown. To meet your business needs we offer dataports, high-speed internet in our business rooms. We have 5,000 square feet of naturally lit meeting and banquet space.

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view listing for Ramada Plaza Gatineau/Manoir Du CasinoAccommodationRamada Plaza Gatineau/Manoir Du Casino

174 guest rooms AAA 3 diamonds across street from Casino de Hull, 4 kilometers from Parliament Hill. All rooms have an electrical fireplace, large therapeutic bath, voice mail service & internet access. Spa & sauna, whirlpool & gym equipment.

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view listing for Kipawa Outpost Houseboat RentalsAccommodationKipawa Outpost Houseboat Rentals

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

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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 Days Inn Ottawa WestAccommodationDays Inn Ottawa West

In Bell's Corners, easy airport and highway access, only minutes away from the advanced technology community. Free parking, local calls , in-room coffee, newspaper, continental breakfast, 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 Donneybrooke Golf & Country ClubAttractionDonneybrooke Golf & Country Club

Cloverdale is a Links style course in the true sense of the meaning. Open terrain and fairways defined by mounding. Driving Range.

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view listing for Mill Street Brew PubAttractionMill Street Brew Pub

With an earth-friendly philosophy in mind, Original Organic Lager was the first beer we ever made, and the first ever organic beer brewed in Ontario.

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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 Cloverdale Links Golf CourseAttractionCloverdale Links Golf Course

Cloverdale Links Golf Course is truly a links style golf course. Very reminiscent of the Scottish links with wide fairways and large greens, this course is certainly a joy for golfers of varying skill levels.The natural setting of Cloverdal

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view listing for Big Rig Kitchen and BreweryAttractionBig Rig Kitchen and Brewery

Our beers are hand crafted in small batches using the finest ingredients, traditional brewing methods and passion to bring you the best possible beer we can…Beer is like food… the better the ingredients the better the beer.

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Travel Services

Here are some featured travel agencies, trnapsortation and attractions:

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view listing for Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Bank St K1ATravel ServiceEnterprise Rent-A-Car - Bank St K1A

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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view listing for Greyhound CanadaTravel ServiceGreyhound Canada

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 Barrys Bay Dairy Limited (Greyhound Bus Depot)Travel ServiceBarrys Bay Dairy Limited (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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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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