1. Canada
  2. Ontario
  3. Ottawa
  4. Parliament Hill

Ottawa: 3.5-Hour Sightseeing Tour

Product ID: 352996
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Spend a morning alongside an expert local guide and explore Canada’s vibrant capital city while discovering some of its best hidden secrets. You’ll see all the iconic sights and gain insider knowledge, too!
About this activity
Cancel up to 2 hours in advance to receive a full refund
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Duration: 3.5 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the historic and bustling ByWard Market
  • Cross the river into Quebec and stop at a café in a historic neighborhood
  • Learn the importance of the land to the Algonquins, Ottawa’s first inhabitants
  • Discover Ottawa’s public art among the statues, sculptures, and hidden murals
  • Enjoy a small group tour of no more than 12 people
Full description
Only a small lumber trading community known as Bytown when it was chosen by Queen Victoria, Ottawa has been the political centre of a vast country ever since 1866. Get up close and personal with the impressive neo-gothic structures of downtown Ottawa. Then get to know the everyday Canadians who have shaped their city and their nation. Learn about the Odawa and Algonquin people who first lived in the region and its importance to them.

Take a trip across the river and discover how despite their close physical proximity, Quebec and Ontario are very different provinces. Gatineau exists for many of the same reasons as Ottawa but has its own unique feel. Explore the historical stretch of Vieux-Hull (Old Hull) and get a glimpse of what once was. Stop in for refreshment at a local café in this historic neighborhood and then it’s back across the river using public transit, this time straight to Centretown and Parliament Hill.

The culture of the city is on display, even without an admission ticket to the many museums and performance venues. Sprinkled around the downtown core are statues, monuments, and murals that go unnoticed unless you know where to look. There is no better place to see the worlds of history and modern life collide. The many layers that have been added over the years from the different people who have lived and breathed in Ottawa is a tangible experience for all who walk through its paths.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Hot or cold drink at a stop along the route
  • Public transit fare during the tour
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of Byward Café, 49-51 George Street, Ottawa. There is a seating area between William Street and Byward Market Square, just off of George Street.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Know before you go
• Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts.
• This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed. Please select ‘child’ when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6 by indicating in the special request box on the checkout page.
Organized by

Urban Adventures Canada

Product ID: 352996