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Let Ottawa’s supernatural history capture your attention on this ghost walk and tour of the Old Carleton County Jail. Alongside a costumed guide, visit haunted spots such as Canada’s last functioning gallows and Carleton County Jail—now a haunted hostel—and listen to terrifying tales of unlawful hangings, faceless ghosts, and infamous assassinations. Choose from two departure times.
Take a spooky stroll through Downtown Ottawa on this guided haunted walking tour. Experience the darker side of Canada’s capital and hear tales of the city's haunted heritage as told by a professional storyteller. Hear the hair-raising stories and see the area’s most haunted sites. It’s a fascinating, spine-tingling adventure.
Maximize your time in Ottawa and Gatineau on a whirlwind sightseeing tour by land and water in an amphibious vehicle! Aboard the outrageous "amphibus," pass main city attractions like Parliament Hill, the National Gallery of Canada, the National War Memorial Monument and more. When cruising along the street gets dry, plunge into the Ottawa River to see the city from a different angle. Fun for the whole family!
The Rideau Canal links Canada’s capital—Ottawa—with majestic Lake Ontario. On this tour, cruise in comfort along the UNESCO World Heritage–listed waterway and admire sweeping views over top attractions including the Canadian Museum of Nature, Château Laurier, Dow’s Lake, and the National Arts Centre. Along the way, listen as your guide sheds light on centuries of colorful Canadian history.
Walk through Ottawa and visit some of its most historic bars on this brew-focused tour of the city. Learn some alternative history—including lumberjack violence and dodgy prime ministers—through guided commentary. Sip one drink provided at one of the stops, then enjoy some other locally brewed craft beers for purchase. Traveling with a small group of 15 people or fewer makes for an intimate atmosphere and plenty of time to ask questions.
A visit to the Canadian War Museum is your opportunity to learn about the contribution of Canada and its military to many conflicts in Canadian history, and how we commemorate the accomplishments and the loss. Spend as much time as you need exploring the rare and historically important artifacts, uniforms, vehicles, art, and memorabilia that make up the 3 million pieces in the collections.
This small-group bike tour is perfect for families and those wanting a safe and leisurely way to see Ottawa. Most of the route is on designated bike paths or quaint backroads that take you to some of Ottawa’s cultural and natural highlights. See Rideau Hall, cycle the Rideau Canal path, plus see the War Memorial, Byward Market and more. Stop along the way to learn more about certain locations and get local tips from your guide.
See the sights in Canada’s Capital from the Ottawa River during this narrated tour onboard the Paula D. Look out at Canada’s Parliament Buildings from the river and snap photos of the spectacular city views. Marvel at the mix of natural beauty and modern, urban development while enjoying refreshments or cocktails from the boat’s canteen.
The diverse wonders of Canada are on display at the national natural history museum. Such a vast country requires a vast museum, and the Canadian Museum of Nature delivers. Explore five floors full of galleries showcasing the geology, history, and climates of Canada. Hands-on and interactive displays help all ages learn more about Canada and nature.
Choose your own itinerary during this self-guided tour of Ottawa via bicycle. Pedal your way through the city like a local, using the provided map to reach the sites that most interest you. Safe and scenic bike paths keep you away from car traffic and let you see the green areas of the region.
Experience the beauty and history of Ottawa on a bike tour in and around the city. Explore some of the city's trendiest and most vibrant neighborhoods and get a sense of local life as you travel through Centretown, the Glebe, and Hintonburg among others. On route, see all the major sites while enjoying the natural pathways and waterways of Canada’s capital city, and enjoy a snack as you travel.
Experience the beauty and history of Ottawa on a half-day bike tour in and around the city. See the major attractions and must-see sites while enjoying the natural pathways and waterways of Canada’s capital city.
Take a tour through Ottawa, Canada’s capital city. The city is full of important landmarks, interesting architecture, and fascinating history. Take this tour to discover all the capital holds, including Parliament Hill, a behind the scenes tour of the Royal Canadian Mint, and a river cruise to end your five-six hour tour in a nice relaxing way.
Get a locals’ look at Ottawa and neighboring Gatineau. This small group tour is the perfect way to get oriented in Canada’s capital city. Learn about the neo-gothic Parliament Buildings, visit public art and hear the stories of the people that formed Ottawa and Canada. Head across the river into the province of Quebec and get a feel of the French influence still very much in evidence.
We are the founders and curators of loveOttawa, a photographic social media project that celebrates Ottawa, along with its rich and dynamic community.
As connoisseurs of the great things that make our city so special, our exclusive photowalks not only highlight and celebrate our city’s beauty but also its many hidden gems, generous spirit and wonderful people.
On this photo tour, you’ll take home not only memorable imagery of what you’ve seen, but also come away with the importance of looking at the familiar with curious and creative eyes.
The Canadian Tulip Festival celebrates the return of spring, with over a million displays of tulips planted throughout our city in May. Capture spectacular views of the tulips and discover their colorful beauty along with other hidden gems and the history of the city on a bike tour. In addition to the Tulip site at Dow's Lake, you will visit Rideau Canal, Landsdowne Park, the Glebe, Little Italy and much more.
Join our hospitable and professionally guided sportive tour of the National Capital's Gatineau Park while enjoying the freedom from traffic delays as you ride from the Rideau Canal tour/rental centre. The bikes are light aluminum or carbon road Giant models (105 or Ultegra) offered in five sizes and expertly fitted to suit you. Ride the 30k loop (100%pathway) or the 50k loop to Champlain Lookout (pathway and road) with elevations from 100m or 600m. Travel along the Ottawa and Gatineau river and park at a pace averaging 20-25kph. You will ride between three to four hours and can choose a morning departure (9:00am) or depart in the afternoon (1:00pm).
• Why self-guided on two wheels?
Our pathway system is at our doorstep.
No reservation/cancelation needed. Pay only when your ride is complete. 300 bikes available.
Our community is safe and helpful to visitors.
Easy to navigate pathways follow the 4 major waterways.
Our personal directions and map are guaranteed.
You set your time, pace and route* from 9am everyday.
IT COSTS LESS!
• No traffic or delays from the Rideau Canal tour/rental centre
• Light, easy Giant models in five sizes expertly fitted. Electric assist available.
• Ride the waterways, parklands and national historic site pathways
• See Rideau Canal, Rideau Falls, Hog's Back Falls, Arboretum, Central Farm, Rideau, Ottawa and Gatineau Rivers
• Duration: up to 4 hours, 15km -25km
Ottawa’s ByWard Market is full of neat shops and delicious places to eat--let a guide help you find all the best spots to grab a bite so you don’t miss out. Get a sample of the offerings at a variety of international restaurants including Indian, Southern BBQ, Japanese, Mexican, and Italian, plus some local artisanal fare. And yes, dessert and a couple of drinks are included!
Get on a bike and explore with us the local hangouts and lifestyle of Ottawa!
This ride is all about the nature & neighbourhoods beyond the Downtown Ottawa core, and the whole experience feels like you are on a casual ride with a local friend that loves telling stories. We keep the groups sizes small for a more intimate, personalized experience.
This very off-the-beaten-path tour covers hip neighbourhoods, a canal-side bike route, a beautiful Arboretum, two waterfalls, an experimental farm in the city, and more!
Everyone has been loving our included Norco Scene bikes - they are super comfortable and so much fun to ride - we both now use these as our personal bikes!
If you've never taken a bike tour before, you are more than welcome. We stop every 10-15 min or so to hear local stories & info, check out public art, or snap photos.
Join us and our team to see more of Ottawa in less time - by bike!
Ottawa shines at night. Start with a leisurely sunset cruise on the river, passing Ottawa landmarks and giving you lovely views of the sky as it changes color. From there, enjoy a ride through Ottawa, and a wander through the bustling Byward Market. Top it off with the impressive “Northern Lights” show projected on the wall of the Parliament Building.
Enjoy an exciting introduction into wilderness camping on this 3-day Algonquin Park canoe trip. Paddle with your guide into the interior lakes of Algonquin Park. Learn how to pack and steer your canoe effectively. Set up camp on the banks of the lake, and practise basic survival techniques to keep warm and dry. Watch the shoreline for native moose grazing and enjoy free time to explore the region at your leisure. Paddle along the gentle South Madawaska River and spend nights by the fireside under the stars.
See the best of Ottawa without the stress of public transit and taxis on this hop-on hop-off guided bus tour. With your 1-day pass, hop aboard the double-decker, open-top bus for a panoramic sightseeing excursion. Great for kids and adults, your ticket offers the chance to see over 75 sites at more than a dozen strategically placed stops. Hop off at every stop, or just take in views on the full city loop.
The Canadian capital is known for its historic landmarks, world-class museums, and riverfront parklands, but most travelers only get to see the highlights. On this tour, discover the city through the eyes of an Ottawa local and enjoy a personalized itinerary custom-made for you. Your ‘Lokafyer’ guide is no typical tour guide—instead, they will show you around the city like a friend and take you to the neighborhoods, museums, markets, and restaurants that they know and love.