Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Ottawa is for everyone!
Canada's Capital City
4 days in Ottawa
Ottawa is Canada’s capital, in the east of southern Ontario, near the city of Montréal and the U.S. border. Sitting on the Ottawa River, it has at its centre Parliament Hill, with grand Victorian architecture and museums such as the National Gallery of Canada, with noted collections of indigenous and other Canadian art. The park-lined Rideau Canal is filled with boats in summer and ice-skaters in winter.
Your ‘Capital’ adventure starts when you arrive at Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport. Pre-arranged transportation will get you to your hotel where you’ll enjoy the evening on your own. Dinner at your hotel, and a beautiful stroll into the sunset might be the perfect way to get things started.
While in Ottawa, you can stay in a trendy full-service 4-star hotel set in the heart of downtown Ottawa. You’ll be located just steps to the Byward Market and the Rideau Canal, a short walk to the Parliament and across the street from the Rideau Shopping Centre- the leading shopping destination in the city which holds one of the few Nordstrom stores in Canada. Your hotel is perfectly situated across from the Shaw Centre (Ottawa Convention Centre) and a short walk to the University of Ottawa.
All family members are sure to discover something new and exciting about Canada’s Capital, the country and the world beyond with an affordable Family Discovery getaway. What better way to reconnect than sharing, learning and exploring together? This package features family admission to some of the Capital’s best museums and galleries, or hands-on experiences at our most popular attractions.
The fully accessible attractions available include:
- National Gallery of Canada
- Canadian Museum of Nature
- Canadian Museum of History
- Ottawa Insectarium
No trip to Ottawa is complete without a visit to ‘The Hill!” Discover the history, functions and art of Canada’s Parliament with a guided tour of Centre Block. This iconic building is home to the Senate, House of Commons and Library of Parliament. Free tours are available daily. All facilities are wheelchair-accessible, and they make every effort to accommodate visitors with special needs. Furthermore, arrangements can be made to allow you to transport visitors with mobility challenges to the entrance.
Traveling is wonderful but it’s always nice to head back to home-sweet-home, or onto your next stop as the case may be! We hope you’ve enjoyed your journey and travel safely into the future. Your pre-arranged transportation will get you back to the airport
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Visually or Hearing Impaired?
The highlighted attractions feature adapted tours and services for people with special needs. An inclusive approach encourages visitors to explore art through their senses. Wheelchairs, portable FM assistive listening devices and information in adapted formats are available.
On a Budget?
With some planning you’ll be able to see all the wonders of Canada’s capital city. Strathcona Park is a large park in Ottawa, Canada. It lies on the west bank of the Rideau River and marks the eastern edge of the Sandy Hill neighbourhood. The most prominent feature of the 15-acre (6.1 ha) park is the fountain standing atop the hill that was donated by Lord Strathcona in 1909, sculpted by Mathurin Moreau. The park’s original design was a classic example of English public park design. It contained a pair of small ponds, gazebos, and Ottawa’s first golf course.
In fall 2017, an ambient lighting display will illuminate the falls. Accompanied by a rich soundscape, the experience will evoke the culture of Indigenous people and in particular highlight the Algonquin heritage of the region. This powerful tribute to Indigenous people will be co-produced by the Ottawa 2017 Bureau and world-renowned Canadian production company Moment Factory, in collaboration with the local First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities.
*flights not included