As the capital and fourth largest city in Canada, Ottawa has plenty to do. With 14 museums and 247 outdoor skating rinks, you won’t get bored vacationing in Ottawa! If you’re looking to explore other parts of Canada while on your trip, you can take day trips to nearby Montreal, Kingston, and Prince Edward.
Things to Do in Ottawa
In Ottawa you can visit the National Gallery of Canada, which features a variety of art collections, such as Canadian, Asian, and Contemporary. Ottawa has several other interesting museums to visit as well, including the Canadian War Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canadian Museum of Nature. For fine dining, try eating at Wilfrid’s or Atelier. For classic French cuisine and wine, check out Signatures Restaurant. While in Ottawa, you can also visit ByWard Market, which is one of Ottawa’s oldest public markets. For nightlife, check out the bars along Elgin Street, such as St. Louis Bar and Grill, Fox and Feather Pub and Grill, and MacLaren’s. If you’re visiting Ottawa in the summer, you can go boating down the historic Rideau Canal. If you’re visiting in the winter, you can go ice skating on the Rideau Canal instead. Bring your own skates to go for free!
Day Trips Near Ottawa
While visiting Ottawa, a great day trip to take is to Montreal, which is a two-hour drive. Montreal has tons of fun things to, such as visiting the Notre-Dame Basilica, which is a famous church where Celine Dion got married. You can also explore the ecosystems of the Montreal Biodome, hike up to Mont Royal for scenic views of the city, and walk around Old Montreal, where you are sure to find authentic French crepes. Another day trip you can take is to Kingston, Ontario. Kingston is approximately two hours from Ottawa. In Kingston you can visit the famous Penitentiary Museum, the Kingston Brewing Company, and explore the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes. You can also day trip to Prince Edward, Ontario, which is a little under three hours from Ottawa. In Prince Edward you can spend the day going shopping, hiking, or antiquing. Make sure to go along the Taste Trail, which is a self-guided tour that goes to some great wineries and restaurants.
Ottawa has a variety of accommodations available. From a luxury downtown condo to a bungalow by the bike paths, Ottawa has plenty of options. Wherever you choose to stay, Tripping can help you compare all of the rentals in the area by price, ratings, reviews, and more. Book your Ottawa vacation rental today!
Transportation in Ottawa
Ottawa has two city bus systems, which are OC Transpo and Société de Transport de l’Outaouais. You can also take a taxi through Capital Taxi or Blue Line Taxi. If you are planning to take day trips, you may find it easier to rent a car instead of using public transportation.
Vacation Rentals in Ottawa
Looking for a vacation rental in Ottawa? Tripping.com has 1040 vacation rental homes available in Ottawa. You'll find 6 studios, 586 1-bedroom, 251 2-bedroom and 197 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from €25 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in Ottawa is €108 while the average price of a weekly rental is €672. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Ottawa home is €1634.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 208 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Ottawa. In addition to accommodating pets, Ottawa rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 963 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 793 have TV and/or cable and 233 have a pool or hot tub.
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