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 Dreany Haven CampgroundAccommodationDreany Haven Campground

Dreany Haven is a seasonal campground. We open on the long weekend in May and close on the last day of September. We have various types of sites. Each one is unique in style, size and location.

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view listing for 341 MacLarenAccommodation341 MacLaren

Designed as the perfect base for those on assignment in Ottawa. Working basics here are all you expect - a great desk, good lighting, ergonomic chair and High-speed Internet access comes with every suite

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view listing for Poplar Grove Trailer Park LtdAccommodationPoplar Grove Trailer Park Ltd

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

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view listing for Sid Turcotte ParkAccommodationSid Turcotte Park

Whether you have a tent, trailer, 5th wheel or a 40 foot RV… we have a site to accommodate you. We have a range of pull through sites, waterfront sites, park-side sites and many more. We offer unserviced sites all the way to 3-way hook-up.

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view listing for Pine Haven Cottages and CampgroundAccommodationPine Haven Cottages and Campground

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

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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 Larimac, Le Club de GolfAttractionLarimac, Le Club de Golf

In a beautifull setting, nestled between the Gatineau hills and the Gatineau River, Larrimac Golf Club offers high-quality, environmentally friendly golf, tennis and social activities at a reasonable cost.

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view listing for Champlain Golf Course (fomerly: Glenlea)AttractionChamplain Golf Course (fomerly: Glenlea)

This 18 hole course, in a setting of mature trees, has a pro shop, practice green, three sand traps, and restaurant.

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view listing for Mont Cascades GolfAttractionMont Cascades Golf

Open since 1976, Mont Cascades is a well managed, challenging 18 hole course in a spectacular setting with a spacious clubhouse and a large outdoor deck with breathtaking vistas of the Gatineau River and Gatineau Hills.

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view listing for Vertical Reality Climbing GymAttractionVertical Reality Climbing Gym

Test your climbing skill on a variety of climbing walls and courses, to prepare yourself for great recreation in a scenic outdoor environment, or enjoy climbing indoors when the weather gets rough. Individuals and groups bookings are both welcome.

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view listing for The Clocktower Brew Pub (OrleansAttractionThe Clocktower Brew Pub (Orleans

We pride ourselves on using the best available ingredients to produce an upscale pub menu as well as our chefs own weekly featured specials.

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Travel Services

Here are some featured travel agencies, trnapsortation and attractions:

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

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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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