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 Hampton Inn OttawaAccommodationHampton Inn Ottawa

Mobil - 3 star hotel, two meeting rooms. Pool, movie channels, children stay free, free local calls, guest laundry, on the house hot breakfast, high speed internet, USA Today weekdays.

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view listing for Valois Motel & RestaurantAccommodationValois Motel & Restaurant

Valois' Restaurant and Motel has been an established family business since 1934. We have 44 modern, comfortable motel accommodations plus two seasonal cottages.

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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 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 Knights Inn ArnpriorAccommodationKnights Inn Arnprior

Conveniently located off the Trans Canada Highway, our hotel is centrally located near the Arnprior & District Museum close to recreation, dining and shopping.

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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 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 Dunrobin Sonic GymAttractionDunrobin Sonic Gym

The Dunrobin Sonic Gym is a cultural/educational centre (auditorium, recording studio, conference library) located outside of Kanata, 30 min from Ottawa. Please visit our website to find out about our performances and educational events.

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view listing for Renfrew Golf ClubAttractionRenfrew Golf Club

Just 15 minutes from the south end of Ottawa. The layout includes three distinct 9 hole courses which can be played in any combination making each visit to Poplar Grove a unique experience. The fourth layout is a 9 hole par 3.

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view listing for Waller St. BrewingAttractionWaller St. Brewing

We have been developing our beer recipes for the last 5 years and are still refining them until they each reach their maximum potential. A Waller St Beer has no preservatives, has no gelatine, is un-filtered, and almost Gluten-free

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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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Travel Services

Here are some featured travel agencies, trnapsortation and attractions:

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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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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 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 Rent-To-OwnTravel ServiceNational Rent-To-Own

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 Confederation StationTravel ServiceConfederation Station

This O-Train station serves various government offices, Confederation Park, Hogs Back, and Rideau Canal and Rideau River pathways

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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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