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 Embassy Hotel & SuitesAccommodationEmbassy Hotel & Suites

Located one block from the Rideau Canal, in downtown Ottawa, The Embassy Hotel is a short walk, or close to it all. 130 Suites - Bachelor, One Bedroom, Executive and Two Bedroom Suites. Generous in size and eye appealing; sure to please.

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view listing for The Westin OttawaAccommodationThe Westin Ottawa

The Westin Ottawa is the premier hotel and conference facility in the nation's capital. Four Diamond Award for 10 consecutive years and connected by indoor walkways to the Ottawa Congress Centre and the 200+ store Rideau Centre shopping complex.

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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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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 Williamsburg Non-Profit Housing CorporationAccommodationWilliamsburg Non-Profit Housing Corporation

Williamsburg Non-Profit Housing Corporation and the J. W. Seniors' Support Centre provides housing and community support services to senior and challenged residents in the Township of South Dundas.

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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 Thunderbird Golf ClubAttractionThunderbird Golf Club

The Thunderbird is a par three, nine hole golf course that offers an enjoyable golfing experience. And, you can tee off in the evening after the sun has gone down. Thunderbird is fully lit and open until about midnight each night.

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view listing for ByWard Market Business Improvement AreaAttractionByWard Market Business Improvement Area

Whether you're here at dawn to welcome outdoor vendors with overflowing stands; joining some friends for brunch/lunch/dinner or shopping; or staying up until the wee hours at one of our nightspots, you'll find something for you!

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view listing for Richmond Centennial Golf CourseAttractionRichmond Centennial Golf Course

Come and enjoy the scenic, well treed layout! Richmond Centenial is a 9 hole course with a 3000 yard layout, 2 par 5's and 3 par 3's. A licensed lounge, snack bar and patio.

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view listing for Royal Oak AttractionRoyal Oak

Chain of British pubs. Menu highlights, photo gallery and information about special events.

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view listing for Gatineau Golf ClubAttractionGatineau Golf Club

Located just East of Aylmer Quebec, a 15 minute drive from downtown Ottawa/Hull along the Upper Aylmer Road

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Travel Services

Here are some featured travel agencies, trnapsortation and attractions:

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view listing for riverside south travel & cruise centreTravel Serviceriverside south travel & cruise centre

We are a full service travel agency. NO BOOKING FEES on vacation packages, cruises and escorted tours. We are specialists in Sandals/Beaches Resorts, Weddings, Group Travel and Cruises. We match or beat all competing discount online agencies!

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view listing for Ottawa to Buffalo bills sports toursTravel ServiceOttawa to Buffalo bills sports tours

We are your local connection to see the Buffalo bills live. Tours include hotel, ticket, transportation, tailgate.You will definitely enjoy your time.

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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 Budget Car & Truck RentalTravel ServiceBudget Car & 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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You get "we Try Harder" service at over 4,400 Avis Rent A Car Locations worldwide.

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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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