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 Domaine Chartrand CampingAccommodationDomaine Chartrand Camping

Located on a pristine peninsula o the Ottawa River, between the historic towns of Lefaivre and L'Orignal Ontario. Excellent fishing, beautiful views of the Gatineau Hills, large beautiful trees, full service hookups.

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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 Evergreen Camping & ResortAccommodationEvergreen Camping & Resort

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

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view listing for Pari`s MotelAccommodationPari`s Motel

We are a 2 storey motel located in the heart of Ottawa, literally minutes away from major attraction, including Parliament Hill, Rideau River Park, Lansdowne Park, and Dows Lake.

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view listing for Sunnyside Campground & CottagesAccommodationSunnyside Campground & Cottages

Sunnyside sits on a 3/4 of a kilometer of waterfront, on the shores of the Upper Rideau. These waters are the heart of the historic Rideau Canal, and boast some of the best boating, fishing and swimming in Ontario.

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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 Kanata Golf & CC (Private)AttractionKanata Golf & CC (Private)

Opened originally in 1965, the course was completely redesigned by renowned architect Tom McBroom in 1990. The strategically placed mature trees, rolling mounds and large bunkers set the tone for the course, while its small- to medium-sized

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view listing for Sandy Mountain Camp Site & Golf CourseAttractionSandy Mountain Camp Site & Golf Course

Sandy Mountain is 46 acre property with 165 campsites, a 9 hole par 3 golf course, and mobile home park, mini-golf and 2 apartment buildings.

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view listing for Lombardy Raceway ParkAttractionLombardy Raceway Park

Lombardy Karting will be hosting an ten race event season with all races held at the Lombardy Raceway Park. Our primary goal at Lombardy Karting is to give racers a Fun, Exciting and Economic Karting Experience.

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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

Here are some featured travel agencies, trnapsortation and attractions:

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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-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 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 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 Thomas Cook TravelTravel ServiceThomas Cook Travel

Thomas Cook is the largest leisure travel retail company in Canada. We employ experienced professional travel consultants, backed by a fully integrated web site & call centre. Our customers benefit from our superior buying power with our suppliers.

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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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