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 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Gatineau - OttawaAccommodationDoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Gatineau - Ottawa

"Canada's Best Downtown Golf Resort," is situated on 152 country estate acres on the North Bank of the Ottawa River. Health & fitness center offers a nautilus room, heated indoor pool & whirlpool, with year-round spa services.

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view listing for Le Voyageur InnAccommodationLe Voyageur Inn

Le Voyageur Inn is the oldest historic building situated in the heart of Mattawa on downtown Main Street. Air Conditioning, Satellite / Cable T.V. High Speed Internet, In Room Fridge, Restaurant, Patio, Full Bar, Pool Tables

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view listing for K O A Camp GroundAccommodationK O A Camp Ground

This KOA on a spring-fed lake, for swimming, fishing, paddleboat, canoe or kayak. Professional driving range or 18-hole mini putt with obstacles. Enjoy the Jump Pad. horseshoes, half-court basketball and sand volleyball.

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view listing for Bonavista CampgroundAccommodationBonavista Campground

Seasonal: Join our family campground. We have limited sites available. NEW - Wifi is available for campground. Large trees for shady sites or sunny sites available - View of Muskrat Lake. Fire pits and picnic tables on your site

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view listing for Comfort Inn PembrokeAccommodationComfort Inn Pembroke

rooms have internet hookups, some adjoining rooms, Free coffee, newspaper, cold weather plug-ins.

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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 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 Riverbend Golf & Country ClubAttractionRiverbend Golf & Country Club

This well groomed and professionally managed course is not too tough, but tough enough and golfer friendly.

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view listing for Arnprior Golf Club At Sand PointAttractionArnprior Golf Club At Sand Point

The Arnprior Golf Club is located approximately 7 km west of Arnprior at Sand Point. Carved from a mature coniferous forest, this championship course is located on 200 acres overlooking the beautiful Ottawa River. Driving Range

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view listing for The Clocktower Brew Pub (New Ediinburgh)AttractionThe Clocktower Brew Pub (New Ediinburgh)

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 Héritage, Club De GolfAttractionHéritage, Club De Golf

Surrounded by magnificent sceneries, each hole offers the golfer both a stimulating challenge and Mother Nature's wonders. It is the peak experience in sport, but that is not all! L'Héritage has much more to offer during the golf season an

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Travel Services

Here are some featured travel agencies, trnapsortation and attractions:

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view listing for S'Creams (Greyhound Bus Depot)Travel ServiceS'Creams (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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Flight Centre offers the best airfare, accommodation and holiday deals at the cheapest prices. Search and book flights, hotels, car hire, tours and travel insurance. Lowest Airfares Guaranteed

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view listing for Hudson's Bay CompanyTravel ServiceHudson's Bay Company

Canada's oldest department store, with a great selection of fashions, furnishings, houseware, toys, and cosmetics at great prices.

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Flight Centre offers the best airfare, accommodation and holiday deals at the cheapest prices. Search and book flights, hotels, car hire, tours and travel insurance. Lowest Airfares Guaranteed

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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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