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.

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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 Sunset Country Camp Ground IncAccommodationSunset Country Camp Ground Inc

Located on the shores of beautiful Bob’s Lake, one of the largest lakes in the area, 12 to 14 miles long covering over 7,000 acres. Flows into the Rideau Canal system by way of Cristie Lake.

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view listing for Sunny Hill ResortAccommodationSunny Hill Resort

The waterfront resort is set on the sandy shores of Bark Lake and is nestled amongst 110 acres of mixed woods and natural hiking trails. Sites range from full service (with electric, water and sewer) to wooded tent sites.

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view listing for Sandy Point ParkAccommodationSandy Point Park

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

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view listing for Comfort Inn - Ottawa West (Kanata)AccommodationComfort Inn - Ottawa West (Kanata)

20 minutes west of downtown Ottawa in the heart of high technology core & 5 minutes from the Corel Center (home of the Ottawa Senators), and close to over 30 shops and restaurants featured in the Centrum Entertainment & Retail Park

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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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Ottawa-Gatineau Attractions

Here are some featured local attractions, museums, historical sites, and festivals:

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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 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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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 Irish Hills Golf & Country ClubAttractionIrish Hills Golf & Country Club

The golf course is routed through stands of mature deciduous trees. Natural springs throughout the property have provided the opportunity to construct ponds, which strategically come into play on eight of the golf holes.

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view listing for Perth Golf CourseAttractionPerth Golf Course

The Perth Golf Course,within strolling distance of town, is nestled beside the beautiful Tay River and offers 18 scenic holes of challenging golf as well as a fully functional clubhouse including a pro shop, spike lounge and dining facilities.

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Travel Services

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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 SearsTravel ServiceSears

Sears Canada, in business since 1953, is Canada's largest single full-line retailer of general merchandise and home-related services.

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view listing for Baron's Motor Inn (Greyhound Bus Depot)Travel ServiceBaron's Motor Inn (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 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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view listing for Hertz Rent A CarTravel ServiceHertz Rent A Car

Great cars. Great rates. Great Srvice. Hertz is the preferred car rental company of CAA. Free customer pickup & return, Unlimited km rates. One-way rentals. daily, weekly, weekend rates.

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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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