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 Comfort Inn - GatineauAccommodationComfort Inn - Gatineau

Renovated Guest Rooms and Lobby, Free Hot Breakfast, and 100% Non-Smoking. rooms, fully equipped with free WiFi, 32" LCD TV's, coffee makers, irons and hair dryers. Enjoy our Complimentary Hot breakfast

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view listing for Hay shore LakesideAccommodationHay shore Lakeside

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

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view listing for Morning Mist Resort 9and campgroundAccommodationMorning Mist Resort 9and campground

Family owned & operated 80 acre property in the Upper Ottawa Valley. Open year-round, with 5km of marked hiking/biking trails, 1300ft of sandy waterfront

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view listing for Les Suites Hotel, OttawaAccommodationLes Suites Hotel, Ottawa

On the edge of the Byward Market, AAA 3 star Les Suites offers convenience & value. Beautiful one and two bedroom suites define the value you will find at Les Suites Hotel. They are fully equipped with full kitchens and ensuite laundry facilities.

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view listing for Le Voyageur InnAccommodationLe Voyageur Inn

Le Voyageur Inn is the oldest historic building situated in the heart of Mattawa on downtown Main Street. Air Conditioning, Satellite / Cable T.V. High Speed Internet, In Room Fridge, Restaurant, Patio, Full Bar, Pool Tables

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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 Mattawa Golf & Ski ResortAttractionMattawa Golf & Ski Resort

Each hole provides a different challenge. With approximately 6,400 yards of spacious fairways, water hazards, intriguing bunkers and bent grass greens.

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view listing for Ottawa Hunt Golf ClubAttractionOttawa Hunt Golf Club

One of the premier private golf clubs in Canada, the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club is surrounded by 225 acres of sculpted parkland, The Club offers a 27-hole championship golf course that challenges all handicap levels and offers a beautiful an

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view listing for ByWard Market Business Improvement AreaAttractionByWard Market Business Improvement Area

Whether you're here at dawn to welcome outdoor vendors with overflowing stands; joining some friends for brunch/lunch/dinner or shopping; or staying up until the wee hours at one of our nightspots, you'll find something for you!

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view listing for Royal Papineau Golf ClubAttractionRoyal Papineau Golf Club

A well-manicured golf course aslong its 18 holes

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view listing for Riverbend Golf & Country ClubAttractionRiverbend Golf & Country Club

This well groomed and professionally managed course is not too tough, but tough enough and golfer friendly.

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Travel Services

Here are some featured travel agencies, trnapsortation and attractions:

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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 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 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 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 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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