- One-hour land and water tour of Ottawa and Gatineau
- Wind through the streets of Canada’s capital, passing national landmarks like Parliament Hill and the Canadian Museum of Civilization
- Spy lovely bridges and riverside sites as you float down the Ottawa River
- Hear fascinating history and facts about the area from a bilingual guide
- Experience the unique ‘amphibus,’ a hybrid land and water vehicle
What You Can Expect
The amphibus gently eases into Ottawa River, where you can admire the sites you passed on land from an entirely different perspective. As you are propelled in a loop around the water, catch a glimpse of three of Ottawa’s striking bridges and Major’s Hill Park, home to the National Gallery of Canada and its iconic glass and granite façade. After you complete your nautical adventure, it’s back on land and across one of those bridges to the heart of Ottawa. Ride past other top Ottawa sights such as the prime minister’s residence, the tin-covered steeples of Ottawa’s Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica, and the bustling streets of ByWard Market.
End the scenic journey across the Rideau Canal and back at Parliament Hill, where you bid adieu to your amphibus, newly armed with a greater appreciation for Ottawa’s streets and sights.
A most excellent tour and well worth every cent. Bruno, the tour guide, explained all the sights with perfect timing, seamlessly switching from English to French and also interspersing his commentary with some humorous asides. The amphi-bus itself was very comfortable, with no extraneous engine noise and very stable in the water, with no uncomfortable roll. The 'Wow' moment, no doubt, was when the bus entered the water. Fortunately, the weather turned out to be perfect, resulting in crisp photos. Strongly recommended for all those who don't have the time to spare and wish to see the major sights in Ottawa in just over an hour.
Very informative and interesting with bus going in the water. I would recommend if you don't have much time to spend.
This tour was out of this world. The only problem was that there was so much noise one could not hear what the tour guide was saying. Maybe the front view windows need to be closed so that the noise from the engine would be less. I personally had no idea what the places were that were mentioned. Will surely do it again
ALLAN T USA
fun trip around town. water portion of the tour was most exciting - seeing the city from the river
my tour was awesome
With the combination of land and water, you are able to appreciate Ottawa to it's fullest
This tour was amazing!
This tour was amazing!
Wendy H Canada
It was fun, I can see many little kids' happy faces, they love it. However, the day we were there, it was raining, unable to take many good photos.