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Hit Ottawa’s highlights without navigating public transit or taxis on this hop-on hop-off guided tour. With your single-day pass, hop aboard a historic trolley, comfortable coach or double-decker bus for a panoramic sightseeing. Enjoy bilingual commentary from a lively guide and the opportunity 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 1.5-hour city loop.


  • 1.5-hour Ottawa City tour with onboard bilingual guide
  • Ride aboard a mix of double-decker bus, turn-of-the-century trolley or comfortable coach
  • Hear fascinating facts about Ottawa's neighborhoods and landmarks
  • Hop on and off at twelve centrally located stops
  • See up to 75 city sites including Parliament Hill, Canadian Museum of History, Notre Dame Basilica and more!

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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

Barbara F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our Hop On Hop Off experience. Wish that we would have had more time. The guides were very interesting to listen to. They knew what they were talking about!

Urvi S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We really enjoy the tour and our guide - Christina and driver - Peter were fantastic! Thank you for the lovely trip :.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

really enjoyed. the buses are clean and the guides are excellent

Arlene S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

A great tour! Very informative and a convenient way to see the city and the major sites. A bit of waiting for buses if traffic heavy, but the time can be used to site see and take pictures. Just relax and enjoy.

Jill B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Good tour enjoyed by myself and three Grandchildren. Good over all information

Shawna H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Went around a few times and learned something new each time. Very well done!!

Kathleen O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was great. I did not have to drive. We stayed at the Westin and walked to the bus.
Kathleen O'Grady

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Loved it! The open top double decker bus was fun. The tour guide had a french accent and we did not know when he was speaking english or french and we wanted to know about each spot he was talking about. I am very good at understanding spoken english from people with strong accents but this one was hard. He was a very good tour guide except for this concern of mine.

Walter S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The bus tour to all locations was great , the people running the tour were very helpful and gave great advise . I only wish I had more time to spend at each locations . I would recommend taking this tour if you are not familiar with the city and save money and time on parking and driving around by yourself . My family had a good time .


Rosemarie N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Taking this tour was a great way to get our bearings in Ottowa. We had never been there before and we got a quick overview along with some history so that we had an easier visit for the rest of the day. The staff was also very helpful and friendly. We would recommend this for any tourist.

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