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Ottawa Boat Cruise - Rideau Canal Cruise

Ottawa Boat Cruise - Rideau Canal Cruise

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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.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Ottawa Boat Cruise - Paul's Boat Line
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Ottawa Boat Cruise - Paul's Boat Line

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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.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Ottawa Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Ottawa Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

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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.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Ottawa City Tour by Land and Water

Ottawa City Tour by Land and Water

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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!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Floating Tiki Bar (Boat Tour) on the Ottawa River

Floating Tiki Bar (Boat Tour) on the Ottawa River

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Experience a slice of tropical paradise on the Ottawa River when you join a 90-minute floating tiki bar cruise. Connect your own music to the on-board speakers via Bluetooth, and bring your own food and drinks to enjoy along the way. The boat can accommodate up to 12 people so is ideal for birthday parties or other celebrations.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Best of Ottawa Small Group Tour with River Cruise

Best of Ottawa Small Group Tour with River Cruise

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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, and a Rideau Canal River Cruise to end your five-six hour tour in a nice relaxing way.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Oh Canada Eh?! Dinner Musical

Oh Canada Eh?! Dinner Musical

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Spend the evening getting to know Canadian culture through its music and folklore. You'll dine on a 5-course meal while meeting characters such as a lumberjack, a Mountie, and even Anne of Green Gables. Buying admission in advance means you'll have an evening planned out in Ottawa ahead of time; no scrambling for last-minute plans.
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  • 2 hours
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Full Day Pontiac Wine & Cider Tour - Day Trip From Ottawa & Gatineau

Full Day Pontiac Wine & Cider Tour - Day Trip From Ottawa & Gatineau

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It is said that there is no better way to discover a region than through its local products. At Aventure Outaouais, we agree with this statement! That's why we're going to discover the magnificent Pontiac region one wine and cider tasting at a time! Join Aventure Outaouais on this unique wine and cider tour where you will not only taste delicious local products, but also learn about the history of the region and the process of making these high-quality products. Spend the afternoon traveling along Route 148 with us and visit three family-owned wineries and a cider mill. This tour includes lots of wine and cider tastings, food, your guide, transportation from Ottawa and Gatineau, as well many laughs!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Best of Ottawa Small Group Walking Tour with Boat Cruise

Best of Ottawa Small Group Walking Tour with Boat Cruise

Your tour will begin with your local friendly guide meeting you at the Giant Spider sculpture named "Maman" in front of the National Gallery. You will be in awe of this stunning piece of art. From there you will begin making your way to ByWard Market, passing by the stunning Royal Mint and Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica. It also features several historic landmarks and cultural institutions, providing you a glimpse into the city's rich heritage and contemporary culture. You will continue walking toward The Centennial Flame, passing by the beautiful Fairmont Chateau Laurier along the way. The Centennial Flame is a flame-shaped fountain commemorating the 100th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. For your last stop, you will board a relaxing River Cruise to enjoy famous views of the downtown city centre and discover the wonderful Ottawa River. As you board the boat, your tour will come to a close and you and your guide will part ways.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Ottawa Small Group Night Tour with River Cruise + Light Show

Ottawa Small Group Night Tour with River Cruise + Light Show

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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.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Kayak & Summit Tour - Ottawa Day Trip

Kayak & Summit Tour - Ottawa Day Trip

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This all-inclusive tour offers a full day of outdoor adventures that will allow guests to take full advantage of some of the best things to do near Ottawa & Gatineau. From kayaking down one of the most beautiful rivers in the Outaouais, to enjoying 360 degree views from an observation tower on top of a mountain and enjoying delicious treats like some artisan chocolate and ice cream in Wakefield, get ready for an epic adventure in the Outaouais! Let Aventure Outaouais take care of everything. From your pick-up, to your guide, your food, and activities, we got you covered to make sure you take full advantage of your day in the sun.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Ottawa Landmarks

Ottawa Landmarks

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Explore Ottawa like a local on this guided biking tour. See the major landmarks of the country's capital and learn about its history. Travel safely along pathways, so you won't have to worry about traffic or traversing busy roads. Plus, you can upgrade to an e-bike to navigate even easier.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Canadian War Museum Admission

Canadian War Museum Admission

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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.
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  • 3 hours
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2-Hour Ottawa Express City Bike Tour

2-Hour Ottawa Express City Bike Tour

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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.
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  • 2 hours
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Petite-Nation Wine & Cider Tour - Wine Tour from Ottawa

Petite-Nation Wine & Cider Tour - Wine Tour from Ottawa

Explore the bounty of Petite-Nation absolutely worry-free—and without pulling straws for a designated driver—on this full-day wine and cider tour. Across 10+ stops, you and your crew will experience the region’s terroir, meet the individuals leading the agritourism movement, and more. With a local lunch provided, it’s one full-bodied day of taste and adventure.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Ottawa Street Art Outdoor Escape Game
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Ottawa Street Art Outdoor Escape Game

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Discover Ottawa’s street art by following clues and solving puzzles on your phone, which lead to new places and amazing stories. Play our engaging exploration game, reenacting the role of EgoNibi, a legendary street artist from Tunam. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Up for a fun challenge? Highlights include: • Explore Ottawa Mural, Rideau Mural and other lesser-known places. • Enjoy a uniquely crafted story brought to you by our top-notch writers. • Learn about the fascinating story of the largest murals in Eastern Ontario. • Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, outdoor escape game, and treasure hunt. After your booking you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.
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Private Departure Transfer to Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport YOW

Private Departure Transfer to Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport YOW

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Arrange for a stress-free ride to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier International Airport with this private transfer service.  Meet your driver at your hotel or private residence, and relax on the journey to the airport in a sedan, minivan or limousine (depending on the size of your group).
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  • 25 minutes
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Self-Guided Biking in Ottawa-Gatineau

Self-Guided Biking in Ottawa-Gatineau

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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.
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  • 2 hours
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Ottawa Self-Guided Audio Tour

Ottawa Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Discover the best of Canada’s capital without the feeling of being rushed on a guided tour when you book this self-guided audio tour of Ottawa. Download your audio guide onto your smartphone and follow the itinerary around the city’s top attractions including the train station, Parliament Hill, and the Royal Canadian Mint. Learn about each attraction from your audio guide and step inside the places that interest you most.
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  • 1 hour 12 minutes
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Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa

Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa

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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.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Ottawa: Rockcliffe Neighborhood Exploration Game
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Ottawa: Rockcliffe Neighborhood Exploration Game

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Discover Ottawa’s most prestigious neighborhood, by solving clues and unlocking stories on your phone. Play the engaging exploration game, reenacting the story of Jackson, an Ottawa native who lost his memory. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? Highlights include: • Explore The Rockeries, Dutch Ambassador’s Residence, Rockcliffe House and other lesser-known places. • Enjoy a uniquely crafted story brought to you by our top-notch writers. • Learn about the origin of Ottawa’s famous tulips • Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, outdoor escape game, and treasure hunt. • Discover the origin of Ottawa’s famous tulips. After your booking you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Ottawa Scavenger Hunt: Ottawa’s Iconic Sights

Ottawa Scavenger Hunt: Ottawa’s Iconic Sights

See Ottawa's highlights while having fun with your family or friends on this scavenger hunt activity. You'll be given a series of puzzles and challenges that you have to figure out by exploring Ottawa. The route will take you past landmarks like Parliament Hill and the Rideau Canal. Whether you're a tourist in Ottawa or a local seeking a fun challenge with friends, this scavenger hunt will be memorable.
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  • 2 hours
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Full Day Montreal and Cruise Tour from Ottawa

Full Day Montreal and Cruise Tour from Ottawa

Discover Montreal’s most historic spots on this full-day guided tour from Ottawa. Starting from Mount Royal Lookout, the tallest spot in the city. Then visit Saint Joseph's Oratory and Olympic stadium. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided walking tour of the old Montreal, a historic neighborhood within the municipality of Montreal in the province of Quebec. The tour also includes a cruise on the St. Lawrence River, so that you can see the city from multiple perspectives. Then go visit built for the 1976 Summer Olympics, Full-day tour of Montreal: Ideal for those with limited time. Includes a cruise on the St. Lawrence (in the warmer months). Learn all about the history and culture of Montreal from your guide.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Haunted Ottawa Jail Tour

Haunted Ottawa Jail Tour

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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.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Ottawa Boat Cruise - Rideau Canal Cruise
"It was nice seeing the canal , the old architecture that was visible for most of the boat ride was also interesting"..."
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Ottawa Boat Cruise - Paul's Boat Line
"Nice view. Breathing fresh air. A good background for photo taking. Clean and comfortable boat. An excellent tour guide."..."
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Ottawa Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour
"Visiting Ottawa for the first time. Always like to do a guided bus trip to see where everything is and what we will visit later. Samuel was charming and the guided info and experience was awesome. Bernard is a top notch driver, having driven a large truck for a living I was blown away that even on the tight and tiny streets he never touched the curbs or multitudes of posts lining the streets even once. Highly recommend."..."
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Ottawa City Tour by Land and Water
"We loved the tour around the city. It was a lovely experience. The tour guide was so amazing and she explained everything with great energy"..."
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Floating Tiki Bar (Boat Tour) on the Ottawa River
"We had a very good time. Staff is very friendly and it is a very original activity to do to have a drink or two in Ottawa !"..."
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Best of Ottawa Small Group Tour with River Cruise
"Great tour. The small group and enthusiastic tour guides made this the best tour of our trip. Recommend it highly. A bit more expensive than the big group tours but we’ll worth it."..."
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Oh Canada Eh?! Dinner Musical
"Very entertaining and amazing talent displayed. The supper was excellent and all Canadian eh! I highly recommend this musical for anyone visiting Ottawa"..."
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Full Day Pontiac Wine & Cider Tour - Day Trip From Ottawa & Gatineau
"Great guide, amazing wines and overall exceptional day! Highly recommend this tour and this company!"..."
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Ottawa Small Group Night Tour with River Cruise + Light Show
"Great tour, Jason was terrific, very knowledgeable, picked us up at hotel on time, brought chairs for light show, again great time and tour"..."
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Ottawa Landmarks
"Spectacular tour ! We enjoyed the background stories and history of the City. Harry was a fun and knowledgeable tour guide!"..."
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Canadian War Museum Admission
"We had a guided tour. Our guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. The trenches and the headstone of the unknown soldier was heart wrenching. So happy we made the trip to Ottawa"..."
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2-Hour Ottawa Express City Bike Tour
"We are experienced cyclist. This was an amazing way to see the city and not have to worry about bringing in our own bikes. Great tour guide that made the trip amazing."..."
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Self-Guided Biking in Ottawa-Gatineau
"Andrew I believe was his name, walked me through the highlights and map details. Bike was in good condition and lock was nice to have. I had a great bile ride."..."
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Ottawa Self-Guided Audio Tour
"Great trip with our driver, Mr. RANJITH. He took care of us very well and very professional. Highly recommended"..."
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Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa
"The guide. I think it's Erin, she did a great job! And the locations around downtown Ottawa are awesome"..."
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Haunted Ottawa Jail Tour
"We found this experience cool. It was interesting to hear the history and spooky stories involving the jail. Oliver was a great guide!"..."
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