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Tours & Sightseeing

Add some structure to your time in Ottawa. Fold up your map, put it in your backpack, and relax as one of the city’s experts shows you the town. There are numerous tours and sightseeing options in the capital, from bird’s eye view see-the-whole-city type of tours, to niche companies that give you an in-depth understanding of a particular aspect of Ottawa. And you can choose your mode of transportation — bus, boat, plane, helicopter, bicycle or feet!

1000 Islands Cruises Rockport Boat Line

1000 Islands Cruises Rockport Boat Line*

Located in the heart of the 1,000 Islands.

Au feel de l'eau

Au feel de l'eau*

Private cruise on Gatineau and Outaouais river.

Brew Donkey

Brew Donkey

Craft beer focused liquor delivery service for the Ottawa Region. Brewery tour operator, highlighting the Ottawa Valley.

Central Aviation Biplane Rides

Central Aviation Biplane Rides*

See Parliament Hill and Downtown Ottawa from the cockpit of an authentic 1930’s open cockpit bi-plane!

C’est Bon Epicurean Adventures

C’est Bon Epicurean Adventures*

Guests will discover food-related businesses and meet Chefs, producers and food artisans.

Escape Bike Tours

Escape Bike Tours*

Escape Bike Tours offers half-day, full-day, and weekend getaway bicycle tours to urban and rural destinations in the Ottawa region.

Gananoque Boat Line Limited

Gananoque Boat Line Limited*

The oldest and largest company operating passenger tours of the 1,000 Islands.

Gray Line of Ottawa

Gray Line of Ottawa*

"Hop-on, hop-off" tours offer stops at all of the city's main attractions aboard a double-decker bus.

Haunted Walks

Haunted Walks

Haunted Walks Inc. offers a variety of unique historical walking tours with daily departures.

Heli-Tremblant @ the Canada Aviation Museum

Héli-Tremblant Helicopter Tours @ the Canada Aviation Museum*

Discover the Nation's Capital from the air, departing from the Canada Aviation & Space Museum.

Lady Dive Tours

Lady Dive Tours*

Go a little bit deeper with an amphibious bus tour. Lady Dive offers guided walking tours and step on guided services.

Maison John Smith - Guided Tour of Old Aylmer

Maison John Smith - Guided Tour of Old Aylmer*

John Smith's House offers a variety of activities and services like a guided tour through the streets of historic Aylmer.

Ontario Waterway Cruises

Ontario Waterway Cruises*

Five-day voyages on the Rideau Canal (Ottawa-Kingston or Kingston-Ottawa).

Ottawa Cycling Tours

Ottawa Cycling Tours*

We started our company to show visitors and residents of Ottawa that cycling is not just an enjoyable way to explore our city but, by far, the best way to really experience the beauty of the nation's capital...and beyond.

Ottawa Private Yacht Rentals

Ottawa Private Yacht Rentals*

Ottawa Private Yacht Rental. Tour the Ottawa river, the Rideau Canal or the 1000 Islands on your own private yacht.

Ottawa Walking Tours

Ottawa Walking Tours

A must for any visitor who wants the full story on Ottawa.

Paul's Boat Lines Limited

Paul's Boat Lines Limited*

Cruises along the historic Rideau Canal.



Offering more than 200 bicycles and accessories for all ages, sizes and routes.

Supreme Court of Canada

Supreme Court of Canada

The highest judicial court in the country, and the setting for some of the country's most landmark cases welcomes visitors to tour its hallowed halls and chambers.



Currently offering 9 local tours.

Tours Expedition Ottawa

Tours Expedition Ottawa

Specializing in outdoor tourism: canoeing, hiking, cycling and cross-country skiing, with 1 tour per day for 2 from your hotel, it includes your equipment, picnic, transportation, and guide, a unique experience!

Part treasure hunt, party city tour, all fun!


*Available seasonally