Local Attractions in Ottawa, Canada
At Ottawa Inn, guests can enjoy comfortable accommodations in a convenient location near all of Ontario’s top attractions. Find fun things to do for the whole family, plan a romantic retreat, or sightsee your way around the city in between business events. Wander around where Canadian bills are passed at Parliament Hill, home of the Senate and House of Commons along the Ottawa River in the heart of Downtown. Stroll along the bustling streets of the ByWard Market, a sprawling farmers market and locally loved tradition. Shop for unique goodies to bring home, and try your luck at Casino Du Lac Leamy to line your pocket with winnings. Don’t forget to visit the Rideau Canal, a scenic destination that dates back to The War of 1812. From fine dining to art and science museums, landmarks like the Peace Tower and National War Memorial, and the annual Canadian Tulip Festival, you’ll find all these unique attraction points and exciting things to do are right at your fingertips here at our hotel.
See why this popular attraction draws millions of visitors each year. Admire the stunning architecture of Gothic revival buildings at this former military base site built in 1859. Stroll around near the riverfront, and ascend the Peace Tower for unrivaled panoramic views of Ontario. Whether you’re here to work or play, walk around this vibrant hub to see the statues, monuments, and points of interest.
This thriving open-air Market is set up in Lower Town east of the government and business district. As Canada’s oldest continuously running farmers market, this shoppers’ paradise features local food flavors, beautiful bouquets of flowers, and plenty of goodies to bring back home. Browse booths year-round to find seasonal goodies, unexpected treasures, fresh produce, and unique souvenirs.
For an adventurous afternoon, rent some skates at the Rideau Canal Skateway when the weather gets colder. It’s the biggest ice skating rink in the world, a fun place to take your date for a romantic evening or enjoy with the little ones. This well-maintained waterway resides in the heart of Ottawa, a whimsical hotspot where you can take in the sights of the city.
Canadian War Museum
Visit Canada’s national museum of military history to learn something new and explore fascinating exhibitions. Discover interesting tidbits about Canada’s military past spanning many centuries. See actual artifacts from wars fought on Canadian soil, and get immersed in the country’s rich history and storied past. Wander around to check out naval guns, tanks, motorcycles, jet aircrafts and more.
National Gallery of Canada
Check out one of Canada’s premier art galleries in the country’s capital city. You won’t be able to miss the glass and granite building overlooking the high-rises on Parliament Hill. Established back in 1880, the National Gallery moved to its current location in 1988. Explore a wide range of art with audio guides, and see classic and contemporary masterpieces, special collections, and huge sculptures.