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 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 K O A Camp GroundAccommodationK O A Camp Ground

This KOA on a spring-fed lake, for swimming, fishing, paddleboat, canoe or kayak. Professional driving range or 18-hole mini putt with obstacles. Enjoy the Jump Pad. horseshoes, half-court basketball and sand volleyball.

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view listing for Covered Bridge ParkAccommodationCovered Bridge Park

This is a magnificent 150 acres waterfront campground on Bonnechere River with cottages, cabins, yurt camping, tent and trailer sites. East of Algonquin Provincial Park between Round Lake and Golden Lake.

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view listing for Talon Lake Campground & MarinaAccommodationTalon Lake Campground & Marina

On the scenic, historical Mattawa Waterway. Perfect for canoe tripping, fishing, hiking and just relaxing and listening to the call of the loons. 25 seasonal sites and 14 transient sites for tents or trailers. water and electrical hookups (20 amp)

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view listing for Cedar Shade CampgroundAccommodationCedar Shade Campground

Beautiful campground since 1972, referred to as a small paradise, now run by the three sons. Seasonal and vacation sites with 3 services available, restaurant, cottages, two pools, lake & beach.

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Ottawa-Gatineau Attractions

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view listing for The Log FarmAttractionThe Log Farm

Pioneer farm from the 1850's complete with all farm buildings and many animals to see.

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view listing for Big Rig Kitchen and BreweryAttractionBig Rig Kitchen and Brewery

Our beers are hand crafted in small batches using the finest ingredients, traditional brewing methods and passion to bring you the best possible beer we can…Beer is like food… the better the ingredients the better the beer.

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view listing for Les Vieux Moulins, Club De GolfAttractionLes Vieux Moulins, Club De Golf

Located in Aylmer, with a variety of challenges including rock outcrops and several ponds to challenge golfers of all levels.

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view listing for Mapleview Golf & CCAttractionMapleview Golf & CC

check out our great golf course, wit its many challenging holes

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view listing for Loch March Golf & CCAttractionLoch March Golf & CC

Loch March Golf & Country Club is exclusively public.The golf holes at Loch March were not contrived; they were discovered on the natural topography of the March Highlands. Four different sets of tee blocks, from a touch over 5,000 yards to

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Travel Services

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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 Petro Stop (Greyhound Bus Depot)Travel ServicePetro Stop (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 Enterprise Rent-A-Car - St-LaurentTravel ServiceEnterprise Rent-A-Car - St-Laurent

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 Thrifty Car RentalTravel ServiceThrifty Car Rental

Join our Blue Chip Rewards program & get a free rental after every 16 rental days. Plus, enjoy perks like express lines & expedited counter service.

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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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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.

Major Annual festivals:

  • Winterlude
  • Tulip Festival
  • Canada Day

  • 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 Trans-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".

  • Sustainable Accomodation
  • All-Inclusive Holidays And Sustainable Tourism
  • Cruise Ships Adapt To Ecotourism Demand
  • Tips For Travelling Sustainably

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