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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 50-minute city loop.


  • 50-minute guided Ottawa bus tour
  • Enjoy a photo stop at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
  • Stop in the Ottawa's oldest and largest public market, known as Byward Market
  • Pass Rideau Hall, the official residence of the Governor General of Canada
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the southern banks of the Ottawa River with a drive through Parliament Hill

What You Can Expect

Ottawa Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Byward Market, Ottawa

A mecca of cultural diversity and verdant public spaces, the capital city of Ottawa offers excitement for visitors of all ages. With your 1-day pass, see the best of this global hotspot aboard an open-top, double-decker bus or trolley. Hop on the bus at the Gray Line kiosk at the corner of Sparks and Elgin Street, then enjoy the flexibility of choosing your own schedule and tour duration, as well as lively commentary from an onboard guide. Grab a seat inside or on the open-top deck for panoramic views as you zip through town, hop on and off any of the 14 stops (see itinerary below for full stop list), or just sit back for the 50-minute city loop.

Get a feel for Ottawa as you pass museums, galleries, public parks, state buildings and more. Cruise up Confederation Boulevard on the city trolley, and along Sussex Drive to check out the famous homes of the Prime Minister and the Governor General. When you’re finished touring, just hop off. Easy!


Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This tour was amazing!

Carlos A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

Very good tour, visiting all important areas.

Joyce B

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

Very good tour. Learned a lot about Ottawa. Was a beautiful and warm day. Tour guide was very educated and knew what she was telling us. Did not do hop on hop off. Stayed on the whole time and did not get off.

janardan d

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

great team of driver and tour guide. my thanks and best wishes to the team

Subhankar M

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better September 2011

I visited Ottawa with the Viator city tour on August 9 (Tuesday).
When I booked the tickets (3 people) online, the voucher showed that the tour started from 9.30 AM. On the basis of that, I made my tour plan and bought the tickets for the Greyhound bus service, which was scheduled to leave Ottawa at 11.30 (August 9, Tuesday) AM for Toronto.
But when we reached the starting point of your city tour, we were informed that there is no tour leaving at 9.30 AM. Finally, the tour started at 10.15 AM and at 11.15 AM we had to leave the tour bus midway (in front of Westin Hotel) and rushed to the Greyhound station by taxi with my wife and child. This was really disappointing for us. After all, we are international tourists all the way from USA.
By the way, we really enjoyed the tour and your people were very nice to us. The day before we had a city tour in Montreal with Viator. It was also nice. So, I did not expect this kind of irregularity from Viator, and it made us stressed and forced us to have an incomplete tour.
The Viator booth took the voucher from us before the tour started. So I don't have the voucher right now which makes me unable to provide you with the voucher number of our tickets. But I am providing our names below which can help you find the voucher and take a look at it.
Subhankar Mukhopadhyay
Sutapa Mukhopadhyay
Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay

6319 Charlotte Pike # G3
Nashville, TN 37209, USA

Phone: 615 354 1343 (home), 615 403 4754 (cell)

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