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 Pine Haven Cottages and CampgroundAccommodationPine Haven Cottages and Campground

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

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view listing for Extended Stay Canada - OttawaAccommodationExtended Stay Canada - Ottawa

Our hotel is designed especially for longer stays with studio suite rooms featuring a fully equipped kitchen… something you won't find in a typical

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view listing for Gasthaus Switzerland InnAccommodationGasthaus Switzerland Inn

A warm comfortable 22-room B&B/inn offers a unique combination of hotel privacy and personal charm. Our inn can be enjoyed by business people, honeymooners, getaway-seekers, and tourists ready to embrace the nation's capital from a central location.

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view listing for Arnprior Motor InnAccommodationArnprior Motor Inn

20 km from the Mount Pakenham Ski Area and less than a 10-minute drive from Lake Madawaska. It features free Wi-Fi. A microwave and refrigerator are included in each simply furnished guest room at the Arnprior Motor Inn.

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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 Mont CascadesAttractionMont Cascades

All levels of skiers and snowboarders can enjoy Mont Cascades Resort. With a summertime water park.

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view listing for The Clocktower Brew Pub (OrleansAttractionThe Clocktower Brew Pub (Orleans

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 2016 Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat FestivalAttraction2016 Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

We want you to join the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festivals volunteer team June 23-26, 2016 at Moneys Bay Park! Have a great time, complete community service hours and support local charities. Please visit our web-site to register as a volunteer today!

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view listing for Kanata Golf & CC (Private)AttractionKanata Golf & CC (Private)

Opened originally in 1965, the course was completely redesigned by renowned architect Tom McBroom in 1990. The strategically placed mature trees, rolling mounds and large bunkers set the tone for the course, while its small- to medium-sized

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view listing for Thunderbirds Indoor Golf RangeAttractionThunderbirds Indoor Golf Range

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

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Travel Services

Here are some featured travel agencies, trnapsortation and attractions:

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view listing for MacEwen Petroleum Inc (Greyhound Bus Depot)Travel ServiceMacEwen Petroleum Inc (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 Concrete AccessoriesTravel ServiceNational Concrete Accessories

The leader in Canada supplying quality products and superior customer service to the concrete market.

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view listing for Village Of Casselman (Greyhound Bus Depot)Travel ServiceVillage Of Casselman (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 Universal Driving SchoolTravel ServiceUniversal Driving School

Universal Driving School takes pride in helping a new generation of drivers every day learn how to drive the right way. With our instruction, you will be a better driver.

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view listing for Confederation StationTravel ServiceConfederation Station

This O-Train station serves various government offices, Confederation Park, Hogs Back, and Rideau Canal and Rideau River pathways

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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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