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 Parc LeslieAccommodationParc Leslie

205 campsites complete with picnic table and fire pit. Nearby you will find a children’s playground, shower and laundry facilities. A convenience store and equipment rentals such as canoes, kayaks, pedal boats and row boats.

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view listing for Days Inn Ottawa AirportAccommodationDays Inn Ottawa Airport

The New Days Inn - Ottawa Airport is located in a residential district and close to many golf courses, has unique residential style, quiet elegant charm. A dedicated, friendly staff will welcome you and make you feel completely at home.

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view listing for Crowne Plaza Gatineau-OttawaAccommodationCrowne Plaza Gatineau-Ottawa

4 star 238 bedroom conference/ convention center in the heart of Gatineau business district. Restaurants, sauna, swimming pool, whirlpool, business ctr, coffee shop, convention ctr, newsstand, ballroom,

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view listing for Pickerel Bay (Campground)AccommodationPickerel Bay (Campground)

Pickerel Bay Lodge campground is home to 35 permanent campsites. All sites are within easy walking distance to common showers and washrooms, laundry facilities, snack-bar and the lake with beach, dock, fish cleaning station,

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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 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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view listing for Great Canadian Theatre CompanyAttractionGreat Canadian Theatre Company

Looking for enthusiastic reliable theatre lovers to assist us at our new facility at Holland and Wellington.

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view listing for Pontiac Golf ClubAttractionPontiac Golf Club

Founded in the 1960s, the Pontiac Golf Course is located in the beautiful surroundings of East Aldfield, a community founded in 1852 by settlers from Yorkshire, England. This recreation area is surrounded by mountains generously inclined, l

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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 19th Tee with Mini-puttAttraction19th Tee with Mini-putt

The 19TH TEE isn't just a driving range, we also have a mini putt which is fun for people of all ages and a fully stocked proshop with the best prices in town!

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Travel Services

Here are some featured travel agencies, trnapsortation and attractions:

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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 Travel Mor Trailer SalesTravel ServiceTravel Mor Trailer Sales

Travel-Mor Trailers is the premier location in Ottawa to rent or buy a new or used RV. We carry a number of brands of RVs like Rockwood and R-pod, and will make sure that you find the RV you want! Travel-Mor

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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 Carling StationTravel ServiceCarling Station

This O-Train Station serves Dow's Lake, the Ridieau Canal, and government office along Preston Street

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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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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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