Ottawa & Rideau Canal

Ottawa & Rideau Canal, photo by jkelly
Ottawa & Rideau Canal (photo by jkelly)
 

Ottawa, the capital of Canada. Is located on the Ottawa River in southern Ontario. It is the fourth-largest city in Canada.

On the border with Quebec, the city is bilingual, with English is the first language, but French spoken by a significant number of residents.

Ottawa’s Rideau Canal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site primarily built by hand, between 1826 and 1832. It is historically important is it both opened a route to local lumber and to destinations further west along the Canadian Great Lakes Region. In the winter, it is a popular for ice skating.

In additional to its landmark buildings and other cultural features, Ottawa is known for its many parks and green spaces, bikeways, and cross country ski trails.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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1 Bedroom Apartment near Downtown Ottawa

Set in the Downtown Gatineau district in Gatineau, this air-conditioned apartment is 2.6 km from Casino Lac-Leamy. Guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. An oven and a microwave can be found in the kitchen. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$56

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Habed Lodge

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Habed Lodge offers accommodation in Gatineau. Free private parking is available on site. A flat-screen TV with cable channels is featured. Average score from 141 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$119

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Avalon Bed and Breakfast

Located in Ottawa, 1.4 km from Byward Market, Avalon Bed and Breakfast features air-conditioned rooms and free private parking. Rooms have a flat-screen TV. You will find a coffee machine in the room. Average score from 148 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$74

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Lord Elgin Hotel

Directly across from the National Arts Centre, this non-smoking, landmark hotel is only steps from major attractions, and offers spacious accommodations with 42-inch TVs and first-class amenities in the city centre of Canada's capital. Average score from 42 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$93 - $290

 
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Motel Ritz

Located in Gatineau, Québec, this motel is less than 10 minutes' drive from Ottawa city centre and Parliament Hill. It offers 24-hour front desk service and rooms with a refrigerator. Average score from 291 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$56 - $74

 
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See all hotels in Ottawa & Rideau Canal.
Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Park Avenue Suites

Park Avenue Suites

Featuring free WiFi, Park Avenue Suites is located in Ottawa, 1.3 km from Ottawa Convention Centre. Rideau Locks is 1.4 km away. All units feature a flat-screen TV. All units include a kitchen equipped with an oven and microwave. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 9.7/10.

$80

$809.7
Auberge King Edward Bed and Breakfast

Auberge King Edward Bed and Breakfast

Within 800 metres from Byward Market , Auberge King Edward Bed and Breakfast is located in the city of Ottawa. Free Wi-Fi access and a daily breakfast are available. Average score from 92 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$86

 
$869.5
Les Suites Victoria, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Les Suites Victoria, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

This Gatineau hotel is within a 5-minute walk of the Canadian Museum of Civilization. The hotel offers spacious guest rooms with free Wi-Fi and a kitchenette. Les Suites Victoria features a coffee maker, kettle and toaster in every guest room. Average score from 254 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$77 - $100

 
$779.2
Aux Berges des Outaouais

Aux Berges des Outaouais

Located in Gatineau, Aux Berges des Outaouais is situated on the shores of Rivière des Outaouais. More than 800 km of cycling trails are located along the river, as well as La Route Verte. Free WiFi and free private parking are provided. Average score from 57 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$78

 
$789.2
Albert at Bay Suite Hotel

Albert at Bay Suite Hotel

Near central Ottawa, Ontario attractions such as Parliament Hill, this all-suite hotel offers spacious accommodation with comfortable amenities as well as contemporary facilities. Parliament Hill is 1 km away. Average score from 898 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$89 - $215

 
$899.1
The Business Inn

The Business Inn

Offering free Wi-Fi throughout, The Business Inn serves a free continental breakfast each morning. Studios and suites include a kitchen with stove. A variety of shops and restaurants can be found within 150 metres from the property. Average score from 42 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$75

 
$759.0
Courtyard Ottawa East

Courtyard Ottawa East

This hotel is located next to RCGT Park, 4 km from downtown Ottawa. It features an on-site restaurant, an indoor pool and hot tub, and free WiFi. A 32-inch flat-screen cable TV and a sofa bed are included in each guest room at Courtyard Ottawa East. Average score from 899 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$80 - $193

 
$808.9
ByWard Blue Inn

ByWard Blue Inn

This Ottawa hotel is in the ByWard Market area, within a 10-minute walk of the National Gallery of Canada. The hotel offers rooms with a microwave and mini fridge. ByWard Blue Inn serves a daily breakfast and afternoon tea. Average score from 36 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$82 - $142

 
$828.8
Hampton Inn Ottawa

Hampton Inn Ottawa

Offering free WiFi and a daily hot breakfast, Hampton Inn Ottawa is 3.8 km from the popular Byward Market neighbourhood. Guest rooms include air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. Complimentary toiletries are provided in the bathroom. Average score from 43 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$88 - $7437

 
$888.8
Sheraton Ottawa Hotel

Sheraton Ottawa Hotel

Near attractions such as Parliament Hill and ByWard Market, this hotel in downtown Ottawa, Ontario offers enjoyable facilities, comfortable guestrooms and on-site dining options. Sheraton Ottawa Hotel features an indoor pool and fitness center. Average score from 38 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$81 - $200

 
$818.6
Best Western Plus Ottawa Downtown Suites

Best Western Plus Ottawa Downtown Suites

Near the Rideau Canal and within walking distance of the attractions of central Ottawa, Best Western Plus Ottawa Downtown features a complimentary continental breakfast and free WiFi. Average score from 35 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$82 - $215

 
$828.6
Auberge de la Gare

Auberge de la Gare

Centrally located in the Hull District of Gatineau, this Quebec hotel offers contemporary rooms with free WiFi. Central Ottawa is just 10 minutes’ drive away. Average score from 579 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$87 - $108

 
$878.6
Ramada Plaza Manoir du Casino

Ramada Plaza Manoir du Casino

Across the street from Casino du Lac Leamy and minutes from downtown Ottawa, this hotel in Gatineau, Quebec offers a relaxing spa and an on-site restaurant. Ramada Plaza Manoir du Casino features an indoor pool, fitness center and business center. Average score from 30 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$92 - $118

 
$928.6
DoubleTree by Hilton Gatineau-Ottawa

DoubleTree by Hilton Gatineau-Ottawa

Offering an 18-hole golf course, a full-service spa and on-site dining, DoubleTree by Hilton Gatineau-Ottawa is located in Gatineau, just 10 minutes’ drive from central Ottawa. Average score from 471 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$83 - $111

 
$838.5
Delta Hotels by Marriott Ottawa City Centre

Delta Hotels by Marriott Ottawa City Centre

This hotel is centrally located in downtown Ottawa, just a 10-minute walk to Parliament Hill. The 4-star hotel features an indoor heated saltwater pool, a restaurant and bar and spacious rooms. Average score from 744 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$88 - $230

 
$888.5
Lord Elgin Hotel

Lord Elgin Hotel

Directly across from the National Arts Centre, this non-smoking, landmark hotel is only steps from major attractions, and offers spacious accommodations with 42-inch TVs and first-class amenities in the city centre of Canada's capital. Average score from 42 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$93 - $290

 
$938.4
Cartier Place Suite Hotel

Cartier Place Suite Hotel

An on-site restaurant and bar are featured at this Ottawa, Ontario hotel. A kitchenette is offered in all suites. Free Wi-Fi is included. Parliament Hill is 1km away. A flat-screen TV with cable is offered in all suites at Cartier Place Hotel. Average score from 20 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$87 - $193

 
$878.3

Highlights:

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Cultural
Historic Landmarks
Parliament Hill. The building a fine example of the Gothic revival style, and starting point to visit rest of Ottawa.
Combination
Unusual Local Feature

Rideau Canal World Heritage Site

This is a historical scenic waterway that connects the towns of Kingston and Ottawa in Ontario. The canal was built by the British after the War of 1812 to provide a secure link between Montreal and Kingston, without passing along the Saint Lawrence River because that river borders American territory.

Actual construction started in 1827 and the canal was opened 5 years later in 1832, with 47 locks in 25 separate lock stations. While the total length of the route is 202 kilometers, only about 19 kilometers are actually man-made, with the rest of the route using existing lakes and rivers.
Natural
Winter Sports
1. Ice Skating 2. Cross-Country Skiing
Also of Interest:
Cultural
Museums
Combination
Boat Tours
Parks, Gardens, Zoos
Natural
Biking

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