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 Moonlight Bay CampgroundAccommodationMoonlight Bay Campground

Privately owned family park situated on the beautiful Mississippi Lake. Seasonal & short stay camping.In-ground swimming pool, sandy beach, Henderson playstructure, restaurant

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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 The Metcalfe HotelAccommodationThe Metcalfe Hotel

The Metcalfe Hotel offers our valued guests a younger, hipper, and familiar environment. Tucked between the heart of Ottawa and the historical Byward market, we are the perfect launching pad for your individual & group needs!

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view listing for Holiday Inn & Suites Ottawa KanataAccommodationHoliday Inn & Suites Ottawa Kanata

Just 20 minutes west of downtown Ottawa, centrally located in Ottawa's high technology core, closest full service hotel to the Corel Centre (home to the Ottawa Senators) and adjacent to the emerging Kanata Town Centre and the Centrum Walk

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view listing for Black Donald Tent and Trailer ParkAccommodationBlack Donald Tent and Trailer Park

Our campground is spread along one mile of shoreline, on the southeast corner of Black Donald/Centennial Lake. which is 27 miles long, and part of Madawaska River System.

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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 Renfrew Golf ClubAttractionRenfrew Golf Club

Just 15 minutes from the south end of Ottawa. The layout includes three distinct 9 hole courses which can be played in any combination making each visit to Poplar Grove a unique experience. The fourth layout is a 9 hole par 3.

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view listing for Rideau Lakes Golf & Country ClubAttractionRideau Lakes Golf & Country Club

The Rideau Glen is a mid length 18 hole golf course perfect for those golfers who find it difficult to walk the longer courses, but yet still need to challenge themselves. The Rideau Glen keeps their green fees at a reasonable price which d

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view listing for Canada's Magnetic North Theatre FestivalAttractionCanada's Magnetic North Theatre Festival

Canada's Magnetic North Theatre Festival celebrates innovative theatre from across the country, bringing Canadian stories to life on-stage. Join us in Ottawa, ON from June 4-13, 2015.

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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 Royal Ottawa Golf and Country ClubAttractionRoyal Ottawa Golf and Country Club

Founded in 1891, the Royal is one of Canada's oldest clubs (though originally in Sandy Hill) The course is challenging, fair and enjoyable by all. Golf deserves respect for its history and tradition.

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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 Macdonald Cartier International Airport (YOW)Travel ServiceMacdonald Cartier International Airport (YOW)

The terminal is 10 kilometres south of downtown, just east of the Rideau River. It takes about 30 minutes to get into town from the airport, via the Airport Parkway.

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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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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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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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