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 Morning Mist Resort 9and campgroundAccommodationMorning Mist Resort 9and campground

Family owned & operated 80 acre property in the Upper Ottawa Valley. Open year-round, with 5km of marked hiking/biking trails, 1300ft of sandy waterfront

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view listing for Camping Ange GardienAccommodationCamping Ange Gardien

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

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view listing for Camp Hither HillsAccommodationCamp Hither Hills

Full service campground and well-equipped to accommodate RVs of any size. All sites include a picnic table and fire pit. We are 12 miles (18 km) directly south of Parliament Hill on Bank Street.

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view listing for Oxtongue Lake CottagesAccommodationOxtongue Lake Cottages

Operated with a history of more than 40yrs, with lakeside accommodations. We offer year round, 1, 2 or 3 bedroom, affordably priced housekeeping cottage accommodation which are fully equipped.

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view listing for Four Points Sheraton OttawaAccommodationFour Points Sheraton Ottawa

Directly across from the Canadian Museum of Civilization in downtown Hull, with recreation paths across street. 201 rooms, free in-room coffee, news-paper, hairdryers, business centre and business floors, indoor heated pool, fitness centre

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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 2011 Royal Tour - June 30-July 8Attraction2011 Royal Tour - June 30-July 8

From June 30 to July 8, Canada will welcome Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they embark on their first overseas tour as a married couple.

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view listing for Byron DanceAttractionByron Dance

Byron Dance presents a non profit dance for Singles and Couples 35+! Younger crowd w/ club atmosphere,video DJ, SOUND IN MOTION, current chart topping music. Cash bar,canteen. Free light buffet 11 pm. Free parking.

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view listing for Mont Ste-MarieAttractionMont Ste-Marie

Twenty minutes from downtown Ottawa, the Mont Cascades Golf Club offers a championship course, spacious clubhouse and outdoor deck feature breathtaking vistas of the Gatineau River and Gatineau Hills

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view listing for Nationview Golf CourseAttractionNationview Golf Course

Nation View is a new and challenging 18-hole par 72 golf course with 4 par 3, and 4 par 5 holes. 13 of 18 holes have water close by. Fairways are a mixture of bluegrass and fescue with total yardage of 6,444 from the blue tees; 6,121 from t

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view listing for Smiths Falls Golf & Country ClubAttractionSmiths Falls Golf & Country Club

The Smiths Falls Golf & Country Club is known for being a strong test of golf skills. The course winds through forest lined with cedar, spruce and evergreen trees. Elevation changes demand precise shot making into well bunkered, fast greens.

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Travel Services

Here are some featured travel agencies, trnapsortation and attractions:

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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 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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view listing for Budget Car And Truck RentalTravel ServiceBudget Car And Truck Rental

Budget has great deals on Compacts, Mid-sizes, Minivans, and Standard SUVs, even trucks for your move. With "Fastbreak" you have no lines, no paperwork, no signatures...and one-click online booking!

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view listing for Uniglobe Premiere Travel Planners IncTravel ServiceUniglobe Premiere Travel Planners Inc

UNIGLOBE Travel is the world's largest single-brand retail travel franchise company with 700 locations in more than 19 countries

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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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