Things to Do in Ottawa

Rideau Locks

Popular Areas

Once the most dominant feature of Ottawa, most drivers passing over this bridge never notice the beautiful flight of eight locks. More than just an item of passing historic interest, these locks are the reason for the founding of Ottawa and represent an amazing engineering achievement in the middle of the Canadian wilderness of the early 19th century. Although motorists don't get a good view of the locks, the Plaza Bridge does provide pedestrians with an excellent view. Canada's Parliament buildings rise majestically in the background. The locks connect the channel of the Rideau Canal in Ottawa to the Ottawa River, almost 80 feet (24.4 m) below.

Accommodations near Rideau Locks
Ottawa Convention Center

Convention Centers

National sights and landmarks, cultural treasures and celebration, natural beauty, and a relaxed, cosmopolitan attitude…Ottawa is Canada’s Capital and an extraordinary meeting destination offering an all-new Convention Center, excellent hotels, an award-winning airport, and broad appeal.

Accommodations near Ottawa Convention Center
  • 55 Colonel By Drive
Canadian Tire Centre

Stadiums or Arenas

anadian Tire Centre is a multi-purpose arena, located in the western suburb of Kanata, in Ottawa, Ontario. Its purpose is mainly for the NHL team, the Ottawa Senators. It also hosts the Canadian University Men's Basketball Championship

Accommodations near Canadian Tire Centre
  • 1000 Palladium Dr
Byward Market

Popular Areas

This neighbourhood is considered the heart of Ottawa. Many fine restaurants and bars are located here. It contains tons of tourist attractions such as horse carriages and street performers.

Accommodations near Byward Market
Peace Tower

Landmarks

a focal bell and clock tower, sitting on the central axis of the Centre Block of the Canadian parliament buildings in Ottawa, Ontario.

Accommodations near Peace Tower
  • Parliament Hill
Rideau Hall

Landmarks

Rideau Hall is, since 1867, the official residence in Ottawa of both the Canadian monarch and the Governor General of Canada

Accommodations near Rideau Hall
  • 1 Sussex Drive

Accommodations and Hotels in Ottawa

Adam's Airport Inn

8.6 Excellent

Score from 765 reviews

$73

Average price per night
  • 2721 Bank Street, Ottawa
Les Suites Hotel

8.5 Very good

Score from 986 reviews

$110

Average price per night
  • 130 Besserer Street, Downtown Ottawa, Ottawa
Novotel Ottawa

8.1 Very good

Score from 1700 reviews

$105

Average price per night
  • 33 Nicholas Street, Downtown Ottawa, Ottawa
ByWard Blue Inn

8.8 Excellent

Score from 2434 reviews

$107

Average price per night
  • 157 Clarence Street, Downtown Ottawa, Ottawa
Cartier Place Suite Hotel

8.3 Very good

Score from 1806 reviews

$113

Average price per night
  • 180 Cooper Street, Downtown Ottawa, Ottawa
Lord Elgin Hotel

8.4 Very good

Score from 1598 reviews

$108

Average price per night
  • 100 Elgin Street, Downtown Ottawa, Ottawa
Sheraton Ottawa Hotel

8.6 Excellent

Score from 843 reviews

$120

Average price per night
  • 150 Albert Street, Downtown Ottawa, Ottawa
Capital Hill Hotel & Suites

7.6 Good

Score from 2423 reviews

$82

Average price per night
  • 88 Albert Street, Downtown Ottawa, Ottawa
Arc The Hotel

8.3 Very good

Score from 650 reviews

$113

Average price per night
  • 140 Slater Street, Downtown Ottawa, Ottawa

I toured all over Ottawa on foot. Lord Elgin was walking distance to Parliament, Byward market, the Rideau Canal, Canadian Mint, and the Museums (Nature, Bytown, War, Art, and Civilization). I was also able to walk to Little Italy on Preston and Chinatown on Somerset. Some places took a half hour to walk to but I enjoy walking. I saved a ton not getting a car rental or buying gas.

Winter is a good time if you are willing to brave the cold. Weekdays between 12 and 4.

Walking is the best way to seeistof Ottawa. Some things you need a car for.

The artitectural and history behind these amazing historical buildings.

Sir John A Pub - across from hotel, great food, great atmosphere

fee free visits to museums on Thursday between 4:00-8:00pm.

The tumble of the unknown soldier.

Question period at Parliament Hill

civilization and arts

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