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Popular Attractions in Ottawa

If you're a first time visitor to Ottawa, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions in Ottawa.

What are some good attractions in Ottawa?

Here are some of the most recommended attractions in Ottawa.

Rideau Canal
Rideau to Dow's Lake Ottawa Division, ON

(613) 239-5000
Gatineau Park
Parliament Hill
Wellington St Ottawa, ON

(613) 992-4793
Parliament Buildings
Ottawa Division, ON

(866) 599-4999
Canadian Museum of History
100 Rue Laurier Communauté-Urbaine-de-l'Outaouais, QC

(819) 776-7000
National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Dr Ottawa, ON

(613) 990-1985
Ottawa River Parkway
Ottawa, ON
Coyote Rock Gym
St Laurent Blvd Ottawa, ON

(613) 739-4074
Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Pl Ottawa, ON

(800) 555-5621
Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica
385 Sussex Dr Ottawa, ON

(613) 241-7496
Rideau Centre
50 Rideau St Ottawa, ON

(613) 236-6565
117 Rideau St Ottawa, ON

(613) 564-5387
TD Hogmanay Party
170 Laurier West Ottawa, Ontario
Rahal Hair Transplant
1883 Bank St Ottawa, ON

(613) 739-3044
Fitzroy Provincial Park
5201 Canon Smith Dr Ottawa, ON

(613) 623-5159


Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:

"Peace Tower Church, Canadian War Museum, National Gallery of Canada, Rideau Canal, Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica son algunos de los mejores lugares para visitar."  See More

"I recommend Coyote Rock Gym or Altitude Gym."  See More

"The Canadian Museum of Nature / Musée canadien de la nature is free on thursday night after 4 pm, Parliament Hill is really nice and the look out on Sussex Drive is beautiful to watch the sunset."  See More

"I got off at Metcalfe and Albert and walked up to Parliament (which is undergoing restoration work, so I couldn't walk around to the river side, unfortunately)."  See More

"The Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa Canada designed by Douglas Cardinal."  See More

"Admission to the National Gallery of Canada and all museums are free on Thursdays."  See More

"If you run then you'll have to check out the paths beside the Rideau Canal and the Ottawa River Parkway."  See More

"Depending which transport you use (I would consider busing since it's the cheapest - taking a taxi will cost you over 30$, one way) I would suggest you visit Byward Market or Rideau Centre."  See More

Where can I find out more about Ottawa?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Ottawa locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Ottawa.

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