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 Antler's Kingfisher Lodge & MotelAccommodationAntler's Kingfisher Lodge & Motel

Our fully serviced tent and trailer sites on our waterfront property overlook Sunset Bay on the Upper Ottawa River on the Temiskawa Waterway. We have 18 drive-through RV and trailer sites with full service hook-ups.

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view listing for Ottawa MarriottAccommodationOttawa Marriott

Ottawa's premier Four Diamond Hotel located just steps away from shopping, entertainment, cultural and business districts. The Kent club fitness centre has indoor pool, whirlpool, saunas, spa services & exercise room. KIDS ZONE games room.

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view listing for Capital Hill Hotel & SuitesAccommodationCapital Hill Hotel & Suites

The Capital Hill Hotel and Suites & Conference Center offers the business traveler professional service and many amenities to meet his/her needs whether staying for a weekend or an extended period of time.

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view listing for Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ottawa West, ONAccommodationCountry Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ottawa West, ON

AAA 3 diamonds with indoor pool, sauna, state of the art business center, and video conferencing in meeting room. Hotel features 39 suites with king size bed and guest rooms with high speed internet access.

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view listing for Mississippi Lake R V ResortAccommodationMississippi Lake R V Resort

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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Ottawa-Gatineau Attractions

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

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view listing for Rafting MomentumAttractionRafting Momentum

White water rafting close to downtown Ottawa. Join us and we will give you an amazing day. Our rafting packages include a full day of rafting as well as two meals and access to our campground!

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view listing for Carnage PaintballAttractionCarnage Paintball

We currently offer 6 different fields with a variety of possible scenarios on each fields.From our wood fields, scenario fields, and the speedball fields, there will be something for you.

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view listing for Merrickville Jazz FestAttractionMerrickville Jazz Fest

Experience a wide spectrum of true jazz performances in a variety of intimate venues, located in the heart of the historic 19th century village of Merrickville.

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view listing for Sher Wood Bryan Murray Memorial CupAttractionSher Wood Bryan Murray Memorial Cup

Sher-Wood Bryan Murray Memorial Cup 2018 at the Richcraft Sensplex East ​May / Mai 4-5-6 2018Age Groups 11, O9, O7, O5 (Body Contact)May / Mai 11-12-13 2018Age Groups10, O8, O6,O4(Body Contact)

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view listing for Champion's Nest Rideau Glen Golf ClubAttractionChampion's Nest Rideau Glen Golf Club

Established in 1929 on the banks of the Rideau River, Rideau Glen is a mid- length, 18-hole par 67 golf course and is aesthetically pleasing with gently rolling fairways edged by mature trees. The new holes have been carefully designed to m

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Travel Services

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view listing for Avis Rent A CarTravel ServiceAvis Rent A Car

You get "we Try Harder" service at over 4,400 Avis Rent A Car Locations worldwide.

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view listing for Enterprise Rent-A-Car - HullTravel ServiceEnterprise Rent-A-Car - Hull

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 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 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 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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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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