Ottawa

  • Accommodation:
    • The Business Inn & Suites
  • Transport:
    • There are two city bus systems in Canada’s Capital Region. The OC Transpo operates in the Ontario side of the Ottawa River and the Société de Transport de l’Outaouais operates on the Québec side
    •  You can transfer between these systems along Rideau and Wellington Streets in Ottawa and around the Place d’accueil on Maisonneuve Boulevard in Gatineau
    • The Toronto-Ottawa train travels across southern Ontario, with stops in Guildwood, Kingston and Fallowfield
  • Things to see:
    • ByWard Market
    • Parliament Hill
    • Rideau Canal
    • Rideau Hall
    • Rideau Falls
    • Confederation Square
    • National Gallery of Canada
    • War Museum
    • Major’s Hill Park
    • Diefenbunker Museum
    • Château Laurier
    • National War Memorial
    • Dow’s Lake
    • Pinhey’s Point Historic Site
    • Beechwood Cemetery
    • Chaudière Falls
    • Britannia Bay
  • Tips:
    • Canada Day takes place on 1 July. Join the crowds at Parliament Hill for a series of entertainment commemorating Canada’s big day. The celebration also  allows you free admission to Ottawa’s Confederation Park
    • If visiting the capital in winter, don’t miss the Winterlude annual festival, which features everything from snow and ice sculpture, skating and sporting events
    • Take a free guided tour around Ottawa’s parliament building. Reserve tickets here.
    • On this tour, you can visit the Senate of Canada Building, which used to be Ottawa’s old train station