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  • Location: Ottawa, Canada
  • Duration:  Varies

See all the sights of Ottawa on a hop-on, hop-off bus tour of Canada's capital city. You'll learn about the history of the region from your bilingual tour guide and have fabulous views from aboard an open-top double-decker bus, historic turn-of-the-century trolley or air-conditioned, washroom-equipped motor coach.


  • 1.5-hour fully narrated Ottawa tour
  • View Ottawa's attractions and the city at your own pace
  • Ride along Ottawa city on a London-style double decker bus
  • Learn about the history of Ottawa with knowledgeable guides
  • View landmarks of Ottawa including Notre Dame Basilica, Rideau Hall, the Canadian Aviation Museum, Byward Market and Parliament Hill

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What You Can Expect

Ottawa City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Ottawa City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Your ticket is valid for one-day or three consecutive days, which allows you to tour Ottawa at your own pace, or stay on the bus for a 1.5-hour fully narrated tour. The hop-on, hop-off tour runs in a continuous circle daily, from 10:00am until 3:00pm, officially starting on the corner of Sparks and Elgin Streets.

Ride along the London-style double decker bus as you learn and view Ottawa's most famous landmarks. Some of the attractions you'll get to visit on this hop-on hop off tour include Parliament Hill, Canadian Museum of History, Notre Dame Basilica, Rideau Hall and the Canadian War Museum.

This tour is seasonal, operating from April through to October.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This is a great way to see the city. The guide was knowledgeable and we might not have seen some of the spots. We got the 3 day pass, we didn't get off yesterday but today we're going to go back and get off the bus at some spots. Don't forget the sunscreen though if you're riding on top.

Anne B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

It was fantastic! And totally bilingual. Full of information delivered in a fun way. Would highly recommend it as a first thing to do so you get a great overlaa idea of all the things that are worthwhile to see in your visit to Ottawa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very knowledgeable and personable tour guide ! Was a lovely way to see a beautiful city and learn many interesting facts about Ottawa.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Good trip for the money! The tour guide was well-informed and witty, plus the deal -- almost 40.00 for the tour -- it's a better deal than expected.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was great with great guides.
Frequency of buses was less than satisfactory with over an hour wait at most stops if you chose to get off. I travelled on 9th May 2015.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Great. Extremely knowledgeable guide.

Merle K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Excellent tour and we saw much more than just wandering around the local area. The guide was great and showed us how to get to areas which we wanted to return to on our free day. Advice - we always do a city tour the first day we are there. Then if we have other free days we know exactly what to see and where we want to return to.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2013

This was a great tour. Terry and Ron made it really special. Ron slowed down many times throughout the tour for us to take pictures. I learned a lot about the capital. Thanks for wonderful morning.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Because I have problems walking in the heat I only took the bus tour, but enjoyed that very much! A bonus for my was having the band for the changing of the guard walk right under my window while waiting for the tour to begin!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012


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