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Top 20 Experiences in Ottawa

Ottawa Boat Cruise - Rideau Canal Cruise

Ottawa Boat Cruise - Rideau Canal Cruise

The most unique way to discover Ottawa is on board the world's-largest, certified, 100%-electric, passenger vessel. You will sail for 90 minutes on the iconic Rideau Canal and have a novel view of downtown Ottawa! The National Arts Centre, Lansdowne Park, Dow’s Lake, and many more scenic views await you! You will discover more with the live bilingual commentary and the free audio guide application. Come to 2 Rideau Street for your tickets, just across the street from Parliament Hill. The schedule is mid-May to mid-October, 6 departures per day, 7 days a week.

$35.81
Ottawa Boat Cruise - Paul's Boat Line

Ottawa Boat Cruise - Paul's Boat Line

Our Ottawa River tour offers the finest views along the Ottawa River. This 1 1/2 hour tour is the most thorough tour available on the water. Departures from the Hull Marina in Jacques Cartier Park, and the Ottawa Dock at the foot of the Ottawa Locks. Both tours have live bilingual commentaries.

Likely to sell out
$35.81
Ottawa City Tour by Land and Water

Ottawa City Tour by Land and Water

Experience the thrills of Ottawa and Gatineau from both land and water on an amphibious vehicle tour of Canada’s capital city. Board an “amphibus” to see Ottawa’s picturesque sites, including Parliament Hill (Colline du Parlement), the National Gallery of Canada (Musée des beaux-arts du Canada), ByWard Market (Marché By) and Sparks Street's National War Memorial Monument (Monument commémorative de guere du Canada). To get a comprehensive feel for the area on your one-hour tour, your bilingual guide will share humorous anecdotes as you cross the streets of Ottawa and Gatineau and float atop the waters of Ottawa River. Please be at meeting point 10 minutes before departure time.

Free cancellation
$33.57
Ottawa Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Ottawa Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Perfect for first-time visitors, this city tour is a well-rounded introduction to Ottawa's attractions, leaving you with time in the day free to explore the city on your own.

Free cancellation
$33.57
Best of Ottawa Small Group Tour with River Cruise

Best of Ottawa Small Group Tour with River Cruise

Your Tripshepherd Guide will greet you at your downtown Ottawa accommodations and begin your tour in the comfort of one of our complimentary vehicles. To begin your tour you will take a driving tour through Rockcliffe Park. Get the exclusive opportunity to check out some sights most tourists won’t get to see. Your next stop will be to board a relaxing Rideau Canal Cruise for a relaxing view of the city from the Ottawa River passing over 50 points of interest including the magnificent Rideau Falls. Next, you will enjoy a narrated drive passing iconic attractions such as the Parliament Buildings and make stops outside the Supreme Court and Canadian Museum of History. To complete your tour your guide will take you to Parliament Hill - home of the Parliament of Canada. Here you will get the opportunity to learn about the rich nation's history on a self-guided walking tour of the grounds. At the end of your tour, your guide will take you back to your Downtown Ottawa hotel.

Free cancellation
$132.97
Full Day Pontiac Wine & Cider Tour - Day Trip From Ottawa & Gatineau

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

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 two family-owned wineries and a cider mill. This tour includes 11 of wine and cider tastings, food, your guide, transportation from Ottawa and Gatineau, as well many laughs!

Free cancellation
$126.29
Lilo Floating Tiki Bar on the Ottawa River

Lilo Floating Tiki Bar on the Ottawa River

Take a relaxing tour up and down the Ottawa River on a Hawaiian style Tiki Hut with you and a bunch of your Peeps! Whether it’s just hanging with friends for a fun time, taking a romantic cruise, or a School Group Heritage Excursion. This is one of the coolest ways to get out on the water. Just head to one of our embarkment sites, climb aboard and become Ottawa Ohana! Palapa Tours will be using Twitter to keep clients informed of important updates regarding daily operations. This includes any weather related updates and/or delays and cancelations. Arrive at Mill Street Pub (555 Wellington Avenue). ----->Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour start time to get your bearings of the area. We share a dock with other boats and can not wait more than 5 minutes after your appointed departure time. If you are late, you will be rescheduled. Park away from the main parking of the Pub. You can park under the covered bridge. Walk down the path towards the water. Follow our signs.

Free cancellation
$63.14
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.

Free cancellation
Likely to sell out
$115.14
Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa

Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa

Experience the 75-minute walking tour of Ottawa that has been captivating visitors and locals alike for more than 20 years. The Original Haunted Walk is led by the best of local storytellers, dramatists, and amateur historians, sharing some of the most hair-raising and spine-chilling real-life ghost stories from the area. Follow along as they lead the way by lantern light to their favourite haunted spots. From January to March, we offer a special winterized version of the tour complete with the comfort of cozy indoor stops along the way.

Free cancellation
Likely to sell out
$25.18
Ottawa Small Group Night Tour with River Cruise + Light Show

Ottawa Small Group Night Tour with River Cruise + Light Show

Your See Sight Tours Guide will greet you at your downtown Ottawa accommodations and begin your fully guided night tour in the comfort of one of our vans. To kick off your night out on the town your guide will take you on a relaxing evening River Cruise where as your cruise through the Ottawa River you will take in the incredible views of the city’s landmarks and attractions illuminated at night. Next, take in the bustling city on a fully narrated driving tour passing multiple attractions lit up at night including; the Supreme Court, Parliament Hill, Nepean Point, and the Canadian Museum of history. To end the night treat your senses and watch the incredible Northern Lights - Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill. This impressive display highlights fascinating stories about key figures, events and history against the backdrop of Parliament Hill’s Centre Block and Peace Tower. At the end of your tour, your guide will take you back to your Downtown Ottawa hotel.

Free cancellation
Skip the line
Likely to sell out
$120.34
Helicopter Private Tour Over Ottawa 70KM in 20 min

Helicopter Private Tour Over Ottawa 70KM in 20 min

The best way to see Ottawa ! Our pilots will show you all the features of the city, don't forget to bring your camera ! Flying onboard of a Robinson R44 helicopter, safe, fast with large window for everyone on board. Headsets for everyone and you will be able to talk with the pilot and the other person on board. All our flights are private for group of 2 or 3 persons. Daily flights from 9:00 AM to 17:00PM, departure from the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, that is close from dowtown Ottawa. Ours flights are for the hole family, kids are welcome to fly with us ! Have a nice flight!

Free cancellation
Private tour
$150.26
Ultimate Dog Sledding Tour - Day trip from Ottawa & Gatineau

Ultimate Dog Sledding Tour - Day trip from Ottawa & Gatineau

There is probably nothing more Canadian then taking full advantage of winter with a dog sledding experience in the great winter landscape! This winter, join Aventure Outaouais for this Ultimate Dog Sledding Tour where we will not only take you on a dog sledding adventure in the beautiful Petite-Nation region of the Outaouais, but we will also enjoy an amazing day of winter activities including snowshoeing and sliding! All this with the most experiences guides, a warm meal and hot chocolate to keep you warm, and your transportation from Ottawa and Gatineau! This is truly the best way to enjoy a beautiful Quebec winter day!

Free cancellation
$200.57
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. The Market 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 Rideau Canal Cruise to enjoy famous views of the downtown city centre and discover the wonderful Rideau Canal. As you board the boat, your tour will come to a close and you and your guide will part ways.

Free cancellation
Likely to sell out
$85.43
Canadian War Museum Admission

Canadian War Museum Admission

The iconic Canadian War Museum is a must-see destination for anyone interested in the cost of conflict and humankind’s enduring desire for peace. The Museum, which ranked number 1 on TripAdvisor’s list of Things to Do in Ottawa, explores Canadian military history from early wars in Canada to contemporary conflicts. It features unique architecture, a display of large military artillery, thought-provoking exhibitions, moving personal stories of Canadians in times of war, priceless works of art, and spaces for quiet reflection and remembrance.

Free cancellation
Skip the line
$17.91
Ottawa Landmarks

Ottawa Landmarks

Since 1976, we have offered the best for visitors to the Nation's Capital. Our guides are experienced, professional and fun. Our Giant bicycles and helmets are new every year. Please ask for an Ebike upgrade. Many lovely sights, some unique history and always an anecdote about our community and inhabitants to raise a smile. It is special because we use only pathways. There is no traffic or roads to traverse.

Free cancellation
$43.83
2-Hour Ottawa Express City Bike Tour

2-Hour Ottawa Express City Bike Tour

Join our small-group, fun and leisurely bike tour that shows you the best of Ottawa in less time. Pedal your way around with our super comfortable bikes on scenic and safe waterfront bicycle pathways and on backroads of quaint neighbourhoods. Ebike add on is available upon request! We will stop about 6-7 times to see some of the city’s stunning look outs, hidden gems and must-see landmarks and attractions including Rideau Canal, Rideau Hall, the National War Memorial and Byward market while our fun and friendly local guides will tell you stories at each stop about history, local culture and life in Ottawa! You will be amazed by how much you will see and learn and how many pictures you snap in just 2 hours. Suitable for all ages, this biking experience is ideal for easy-going bicyclists and families who want to see more of Ottawa in less time and also get lots of local tips about what to do and see in Ottawa!

$58.69
Oh Canada Eh!? Dinner Musical

Oh Canada Eh!? Dinner Musical

This high-energy, family friendly production features over 70 songs from all-Canadian artists including music from Paul Anka, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, the Bare Naked Ladies, Avril Lavigne, Justin Bieber and many, MANY more. While you're enjoying the show, our performers serve our famous, all-Canadian meal.

$71.31
Petite Nation Wine & Cider Tour - Day Trip From Ottawa & Gatineau

Petite Nation Wine & Cider Tour - Day Trip From Ottawa & Gatineau

With a rich history and an amazing agritourism sector, the Petite-Nation is known for it's award winning wine and it's incredible cider. Join Aventure Outaouais for a day full of discovery while we take you on an authentic and unique tour of local family run wineries and a cider mill. Guests will get to enjoy lots of tastings of wine and cider, while interacting with the passionate individuals responsible for such incredible products and getting up close with the terroir. Plus, we provide a full delicious lunch prepared by a 5th generation family farm which uses produce directly from the farm! This is truly a local experience you don't want to miss out on this summer. This tour includes 15 tastings of wine & cider, lunch and desert, your transportation from Ottawa & Gatineau, a local guide, and much more.

Free cancellation
$126.29
Hidden Ottawa Secrets Walking Tour

Hidden Ottawa Secrets Walking Tour

Join our crew of storytelling guides as we take you on a 90-minute escapade through the hidden side of Ottawa. No boring history here! We’re all about the bizarre and unexpected side of the city we love. Ever heard of mutant squirrels or surprise racoons causing havoc? Maple syrup heists that would make Robin Hood blush? Secret society messages encoded in some of our most well-known places? We’ve got all that and more! Guffaw and gasp through the city’s streets as our fun and engaging tour guides spill the beans on those little-known stories and secrets that define Ottawa’s hidden personality. Grab your pals, your family, or even that weird cousin you don’t quite know how to handle – everyone’s welcome! “Hidden Ottawa” is a fun and engaging good-natured adventure, perfect for first-time visitors and locals alike. You won’t find this side of the city in any guidebook! Tickets are vanishing now like a squirrel with a stolen bottle of maple syrup!

Free cancellation
New
Likely to sell out
$25.18
Street Art in Ottawa: Quest Experience

Street Art in Ottawa: Quest Experience

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.

Free cancellation
Private tour
Special offer
$6.56