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 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 ARC the. hotel - a boutique hotelAccommodationARC the. hotel - a boutique hotel

Imagine your needs and desires being met before you ask, imagine a sensual experience of crisp sheets, a warm inviting library to relax in after a busy day, imagine an experience that will make traveling away from home a pleasure?

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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 Chimo HotelAccommodationChimo Hotel

otel rooms include Bronze, Silver, and Gold and offer a wide range of amenities and services to suit all your needs. Conference space, ideal for meetings, wedding and sports banquets. Enjoy a dip in the indoor pool area with lifeguard

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view listing for Days Inn Ottawa DowntownAccommodationDays Inn Ottawa Downtown

2 blocks from ByWard Market & Rideau Centre, with business center, valet and room service, non-smoking, handicapped rooms & meeting facilities

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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 Tecumseh Golf and Curling ClubAttractionTecumseh Golf and Curling Club

Features an 18-hole professional golf course facing the Ottawa River.

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view listing for Waller St. BrewingAttractionWaller St. Brewing

We have been developing our beer recipes for the last 5 years and are still refining them until they each reach their maximum potential. A Waller St Beer has no preservatives, has no gelatine, is un-filtered, and almost Gluten-free

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view listing for Kanata Dance - Kanata Dance ClubAttractionKanata Dance - Kanata Dance Club

Kanata Dance Club 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 Dunrobin Sonic GymAttractionDunrobin Sonic Gym

The Dunrobin Sonic Gym is a cultural/educational centre (auditorium, recording studio, conference library) located outside of Kanata, 30 min from Ottawa. Please visit our website to find out about our performances and educational events.

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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

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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 National Rent-To-OwnTravel ServiceNational Rent-To-Own

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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view listing for Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Ottawa AirportTravel ServiceEnterprise Rent-A-Car - Ottawa Airport

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 Greyhound Canada (Greyhound Bus Depot)Travel ServiceGreyhound Canada (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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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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