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 Waterways CampgroundAccommodationWaterways Campground

Waterways Campground is a family campground with 150 treed and spacious full service sites. Beautiful sandy beach and picnic area. Fishing, Sports rentals, cottage rentals.

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view listing for Narrows Lock CampgroundAccommodationNarrows Lock Campground

Stay our our wonderful campground, and enjoy the great outdoors.

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view listing for The Bourget Inn & SpaAccommodationThe Bourget Inn & Spa

"Thank you so much for the warm welcome & homey atmosphere. We both had a great experience! The spa was great, the food was most excellent. We are looking forward to be back in the summer."Nancy & MauriceOttawa ON, 2007

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view listing for Mal's CampingAccommodationMal's Camping

Large sandy beach, horseshoes, basketball/tennis/road hockey court, playground, nature trails. The Mississippi River offers excellent fishing, boating, and canoeing.

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view listing for Camping LamoureuxAccommodationCamping Lamoureux

30 miles from Ottawa-Gatineau, five miles from Buckingham, this small, simple campground with marina is situated on the west bank of the Lievre River

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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 Microbrasserie Chelsea pubAttractionMicrobrasserie Chelsea pub

Nos bieres en fet sont brassies chez Gainsbourg Bistro-brasserie, une compagnie associie a la notre. Nous proposons d'une part une gamme qui demeure constante, mais d'autre part, notre maitre-brasseur aime bien s'amuser et nous concocte parfois

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view listing for Stalwart Brewing Company AttractionStalwart Brewing Company

True to the tradition of craftsmanship in Carleton Place, we're committed to brewing big flavours and never compromising taste.

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view listing for Bicycle Craft BreweryAttractionBicycle Craft Brewery

Bicycle Craft Brewery is an independent micro-brewery in Ottawa, Ontario. We are a traditional, all grain, small batch brewery that is down to earth and makes great tasting craft beer.

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view listing for Royal Oak AttractionRoyal Oak

Chain of British pubs. Menu highlights, photo gallery and information about special events.

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view listing for 19th Tee with Mini-puttAttraction19th Tee with Mini-putt

The 19TH TEE isn't just a driving range, we also have a mini putt which is fun for people of all ages and a fully stocked proshop with the best prices in town!

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Travel Services

Here are some featured travel agencies, trnapsortation and attractions:

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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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Flight Centre offers the best airfare, accommodation and holiday deals at the cheapest prices. Search and book flights, hotels, car hire, tours and travel insurance. Lowest Airfares Guaranteed

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Celebrate Canada 150 with an epic Tall Ships Adventure with Bytown Brigantine. The 110' tall ship Fair Jeanne is meeting the giant tall ships of the sea at Rendez-Vous Quebec Tall Ships Regatta in Quebec City and YOU could be aboard!

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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 Travel Mor Trailer SalesTravel ServiceTravel Mor Trailer Sales

Travel-Mor Trailers is the premier location in Ottawa to rent or buy a new or used RV. We carry a number of brands of RVs like Rockwood and R-pod, and will make sure that you find the RV you want! Travel-Mor

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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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