Things to do in Ottawa

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  • 1

    Parliament Hill

    Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON K1A Canada
    26 reviews

    Home to Canada's parliament. Tours every hour, and if you go on the weekend you can see the actual chambers. Tours are also free, and if you're lucky, you'll get to see some free speech in action.

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  • 2

    Canal Rideau

    1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1S Canada
    14 reviews

    If you ever visit Ottawa in the winter time, be sure to lace up your skates and head to the frozen Rideau Canal for an Ottawa tradition!

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  • 3

    ByWard Market

    55 Byward Market Square, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9C3, Canada
    12 reviews

    ByWard Market is the tourist trap hangout spot in Ottawa. This place has tens of restaurants, shopping, and outdoor things to buy, from maple syrup to clothing and everything in between. If the rest of Ottawa is fairly dead, this area is somewhat alive. Check it out.

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  • 4

    National Gallery of Canada

    380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON K1N Canada
    12 reviews

    This is probably Canada's best art gallery. The collection is strong on Canadian artists and has some major Modern and contemporary works. Otherwise, it is pretty modest in its holdings. Unfortunately, it does not compare with the best museums in the United States which are older, bigger and have had more generous patrons.

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  • 5

    Gatineau Park

    33 Chemin Scott, Chelsea, QC, Canada
    12 reviews

    Great hiking spot with amazing views. Especially nice in the early fall when the leaves are changing colour.

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  • 6

    Peace Tower

    Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON K1A Canada
    8 reviews

    peace tower is one of the beutiful place in ottawa. you get beautiful scene of ottawa city from top of the peace tower.nice place to see.

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  • 7

    Canadian War Museum

    1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, ON K1R Canada
    7 reviews

    Nice museum, veterans and serving military get entry for free, also free parking, and a meal voucher.

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  • 8

    National Aviation Museum

    11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, ON K1K Canada
    7 reviews

    Great visit of this Museum which is within walking distance or short drive. Great family museum to visit, and for the military buffs or adventure will love this one.

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  • 9

    Major's Hill Park

    1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON K1N Canada
    5 reviews

    National park in the heart of the city. Often free concerts, fairs, special events. Great place to watch fireworks.

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  • 10

    Rideau Falls

    50 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    7 reviews

    Great view of the Ottawa river. Watch the boats go by, walk to the Prime Minister house and Governer General grounds from here

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  • 11

    Canadian Museum of Nature

    240 McLeod Street, Ottawa, ON K2P Canada
    4 reviews

    So much to offer. Beautiful building newly renovated and expanded. Amazing exhibits and interactive tours. So much to offer the entire family.

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  • 12

    Notre Dame Basilica

    56 Guigues, Ottawa, ON K1N Canada
    6 reviews

    Very nice architecture. There are times when you are not allowed to visit inside and you might see some weddings over there. Located right in the heart of the tourist district, the church is beautiful on the inside. I think I like the Basilica in Montreal/Quebec City more though.

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  • 13

    Canada Science and Technology Museum

    1867 Saint Laurent Boulevard, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    6 reviews

    nice place. good to see. for spend ur free time ii nis very good place

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  • 14

    Rideau Centre

    50 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    4 reviews

    One of the largest shopping centres in Ottawa and the hub of the bus system in the city.

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  • 15

    National Arts Centre

    53 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    3 reviews
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  • 16

    Sussex Drive

    Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON K1A Canada
    3 reviews

    A great walk along the Ottawa River, check out the Prime Minister's house, Governor General, Embassy of France, Skiff school /Ottawa Rowing club, Chinese Embassy, Foreign Affairs and so much more. Continue to the Mint, the By-ward Market , Canal and take a boat ride along the Ottawa River or the Rideau Canal

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  • 17

    Royal Canadian Mint

    320 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON K1A 0G8, Canada
    2 reviews

    The Mint is within walking distance to many popular Ottawa attractions including the National Gallery of Canada and the Byward Market. They provided tours through the mint as well. I was surprised to learn that the Mint makes coins for many countries. I can't remember the list now but it was impressive. You end you tour in the boutique where ...

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  • 18

    Supreme Court of Canada

    301 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON K1A Canada
    5 reviews

    Tours provided by law students were great. Really interesting place. Underrated for tourists.

    Popular withHistoryLocalStudents
  • 19

    Bytown Museum

    1 Canal Lane, Ottawa, ON K1P Canada
    3 reviews

    here is a wonderful museum.. they have all the thing's that our fore-father's and fore mother's wore and used .. gotta see it to believe it..... 5 star's :-D

    Popular withLocalHistoryFamilies
  • 20

    Alexandra Bridge

    428 Principale Rue, Buckingham, QC, Canada
    3 reviews

    You will get a difference and nice view of the Parliament Building from the bridge. Going from one province to another by walking a bridge is also fun.

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