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 Allante Bed & BreakfastAccommodationAllante Bed & Breakfast

Allante offers luxuriously appointed rooms in an inviting atmosphere for those seeking the convenience and location of a downtown hotel, with the charm and personal attention we provide in our "Boutique" style Bed & Breakfast.

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view listing for ARÔME Seafood and GrillAccommodationARÔME Seafood and Grill

Discover a fabulous menu featuring succulent Surf and Turf specialties and an impressive selection of wines by the glass at Arôme Seafood and Grill. A laid-back atmosphere and breathtaking lake view

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view listing for Quality Inn & Suites - HawkesburyAccommodationQuality Inn & Suites - Hawkesbury

One hour from Montreal, Ottawa, Cornwall- U. S. Border. This hotel has conference services, computer modem hookups, meeting rooms, nonsmoking rms, parking, restaurants, coffee shop

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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 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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Ottawa-Gatineau Attractions

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

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view listing for Héritage, Club De GolfAttractionHéritage, Club De Golf

Surrounded by magnificent sceneries, each hole offers the golfer both a stimulating challenge and Mother Nature's wonders. It is the peak experience in sport, but that is not all! L'Héritage has much more to offer during the golf season an

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view listing for Kanata Civic Art GalleryAttractionKanata Civic Art Gallery

Operated and programmed by the Kanata Civic Art Gallery Board of Management in partnership with the City of Ottawa, the gallery exhibits and promotes the sale of original works of art by its members.

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view listing for Kichesippi Beer Co.AttractionKichesippi Beer Co.

Our beers are brewed with a lot of hard work and care. We have a wonderful team that is strongly dedicated to providing the best beer and service around.

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view listing for Touraine Golf CourseAttractionTouraine Golf Course

Executive golf course

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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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Travel Services

Here are some featured travel agencies, trnapsortation and attractions:

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view listing for Enterprise Rent-A-Car - OrleansTravel ServiceEnterprise Rent-A-Car - Orleans

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 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 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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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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