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Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa
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Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa

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Take a spooky stroll through Downtown Ottawa on this guided haunted walking tour. Experience the darker side of Canada’s capital and hear tales of the city's haunted heritage as told by a professional storyteller. Hear the hair-raising stories and see the area’s most haunted sites. It’s a fascinating, spine-tingling adventure.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.64
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$22.64

Ottawa Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

Ottawa Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

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The Canadian capital is known for its historic landmarks, world-class museums, and riverfront parklands, but most travelers only get to see the highlights. On this tour, discover the city through the eyes of an Ottawa local and enjoy a personalized itinerary custom-made for you. Your ‘Lokafyer’ guide is no typical tour guide—instead, they will show you around the city like a friend and take you to the neighborhoods, museums, markets, and restaurants that they know and love.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.79
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$28.79
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Ottawa Self-guided Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour

Ottawa Self-guided Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour

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Are you looking for things to do in Ottawa? A walk along the Rideau River is an opportunity to learn about the importance of the city and discover some of its attractions. You will have to solve challenges at each step to discover your next destination. Walk from Rideau Falls Park to Green Island to Rideau Hall and the residence of the Prime Minister of Canada, passing some parks, mansions. You will have fun completing challenges.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.09
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$36.09
per group

Ottawa-Gatineau Getaway

Ottawa-Gatineau Getaway

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Since 1976, we have offered the best for visitors to the Nation's Capital. Our guides are experienced, professional and fun. Our Giant bicycles and helmets are new every year. Please ask for an Ebike upgrade. Many lovely sights, some unique history and always an anecdote about our community and inhabitants to raise a smile. It is special because we use only pathways. There is no traffic or roads to traverse.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.28
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$31.28

Explore Canada Through Ottawa's Eyes with Walking Tours Through The City

Explore Canada Through Ottawa's Eyes with Walking Tours Through The City

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This tour begins at the mouth of the historic Rideau Canal and explores the waterway's role in both early Canada and Bytown, and the unique factors that made Ottawa the first choice for the capital. Then, we cross the Rideau River and stop for a brief moment of reflection at the National War Memorial and the role Canada played in World War I. From there, we wander down the sidewalk gardens and patios of Sparks Street to explore Ottawa's adolescence and troubled growth into a capital. Finally, the tour ends at Parliament Hill where we take in the breathtaking views of the Ottawa River and surrounding cityscape and delve into Canada's slow and careful separation from Britain, the paranoia and icy tensions of the Cold War, and finally, the difficulties of unifying and governing a country with two national languages, dozens of cultural and religious groups, and a geographic size second only to Russia.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$4.92
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$4.92
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Ottawa River Tour

Ottawa River Tour

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See the sights in Canada’s Capital from the Ottawa River during this narrated tour onboard the Paula D. Look out at Canada’s Parliament Buildings from the river and snap photos of the spectacular city views. Marvel at the mix of natural beauty and modern, urban development while enjoying refreshments or cocktails from the boat’s canteen.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$26.27
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$26.27

Rideau Canal Cruise

Rideau Canal Cruise

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The Rideau Canal links Canada’s capital—Ottawa—with majestic Lake Ontario. On this tour, cruise in comfort along the UNESCO World Heritage–listed waterway and admire sweeping views over top attractions including the Canadian Museum of Nature, Château Laurier, Dow’s Lake, and the National Arts Centre. Along the way, listen as your guide sheds light on centuries of colorful Canadian history.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$28.95
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$28.95

Ottawa City Tour by Land and Water

Ottawa City Tour by Land and Water

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Maximize your time in Ottawa and Gatineau on a whirlwind sightseeing tour by land and water in an amphibious vehicle! Aboard the outrageous "amphibus," pass main city attractions like Parliament Hill, the National Gallery of Canada, the National War Memorial Monument and more. When cruising along the street gets dry, plunge into the Ottawa River to see the city from a different angle. Fun for the whole family!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.37
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$31.37

Ottawa Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Ottawa Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

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See the best of Ottawa without the stress of public transit and taxis on this hop-on hop-off guided bus tour. With your 1-day pass, hop aboard the double-decker, open-top bus for a panoramic sightseeing excursion. Great for kids and adults, your ticket offers the chance to see over 75 sites at more than a dozen strategically placed stops. Hop off at every stop, or just take in views on the full city loop.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.71
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$36.71

Canadian War Museum Admission

Canadian War Museum Admission

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A visit to the Canadian War Museum is your opportunity to learn about the contribution of Canada and its military to many conflicts in Canadian history, and how we commemorate the accomplishments and the loss.  Spend as much time as you need exploring the rare and historically important artifacts, uniforms, vehicles, art, and memorabilia that make up the 3 million pieces in the collections.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.81
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$15.81

2-Hour Ottawa Express City Bike Tour

2-Hour Ottawa Express City Bike Tour

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This small-group bike tour is perfect for families and those wanting a safe and leisurely way to see Ottawa. Most of the route is on designated bike paths or quaint backroads that take you to some of Ottawa’s cultural and natural highlights. See Rideau Hall, cycle the Rideau Canal path, plus see the War Memorial, Byward Market and more. Stop along the way to learn more about certain locations and get local tips from your guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.69
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$37.69

Ghosts and the Gallows Haunted Carleton County Jail in Ottawa

Ghosts and the Gallows Haunted Carleton County Jail in Ottawa

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Let Ottawa’s supernatural history capture your attention on this ghost walk and tour of the Old Carleton County Jail. Alongside a costumed guide, visit haunted spots such as Canada’s last functioning gallows and Carleton County Jail—now a haunted hostel—and listen to terrifying tales of unlawful hangings, faceless ghosts, and infamous assassinations. Choose from two departure times.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.22
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$22.22

2021 Oh Canada Comeback, Eh? Dinner Show, Ottawa

2021 Oh Canada Comeback, Eh? Dinner Show, Ottawa

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Spend the evening getting to know Canadian culture through its music and folklore. You'll dine on a 5-course meal while meeting characters such as a lumberjack, a Mountie, and even Anne of Green Gables. Buying admission in advance means you'll have an evening planned out in Ottawa ahead of time; no scrambling for last-minute plans.
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  • 2 hours
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$64.12
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$64.12

Private Arrival Transfer from Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport YOW

Private Arrival Transfer from Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport YOW

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Enjoy a hassle-free arrival in Ottawa with this private transfer service. Meet your driver at Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, and relax on the journey to your hotel or private residence. These private vehicles can accommodate up to eight passengers.
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  • 25 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.20
Price varies by group size
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$55.20
Price varies by group size

Ottawa Highlights 3.5 Hour Bike Tour

Ottawa Highlights 3.5 Hour Bike Tour

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Experience the beauty and history of Ottawa on a half-day bike tour in and around the city. See the major attractions and must-see sites while enjoying the natural pathways and waterways of Canada’s capital city.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.19
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$76.19

Ottawa Scavenger Hunt: Ottawa’s Iconic Sights

Ottawa Scavenger Hunt: Ottawa’s Iconic Sights

Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person. Join us on this 2 hours adventure through Ottawa’s Iconic Sights with photos included!
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  • 2 hours
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$12.31
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$12.31

Self-Guided Biking in Ottawa-Gatineau

Self-Guided Biking in Ottawa-Gatineau

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Choose your own itinerary during this self-guided tour of Ottawa via bicycle. Pedal your way through the city like a local, using the provided map to reach the sites that most interest you. Safe and scenic bike paths keep you away from car traffic and let you see the green areas of the region.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.86
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$22.86

Scavenger Hunt Adventure in Ottawa by Crazy Dash

Scavenger Hunt Adventure in Ottawa by Crazy Dash

Whether you’re a first time visitor to Ottawa or a regular, this scavenger hunt is a fun and active way to spend a few hours. You’ll be sent a series of clues and challenges to complete via an app. Run around the city trying to gather points and seeing the sights while you’re at it. Gather your friends or family for a few hours of fun.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.23
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$11.23

Ottawa Landmarks

Ottawa Landmarks

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Since 1976, we have offered the best for visitors to the Nation's Capital. Our guides are experienced, professional and fun. Our Giant bicycles and helmets are new every year. Please ask for an Ebike upgrade. Many lovely sights, some unique history and always an anecdote about our community and inhabitants to raise a smile. It is special because we use only pathways. There is no traffic or roads to traverse.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.79
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$28.79

Private Departure Transfer to Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport YOW

Private Departure Transfer to Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport YOW

Arrange for a stress-free ride to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier International Airport with this private transfer service.  Meet your driver at your hotel or private residence, and relax on the journey to the airport in a sedan, minivan or limousine (depending on the size of your group).
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  • 25 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.20
Price varies by group size
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$55.20
Price varies by group size

Best of Ottawa Neighbourhoods & Nature Bike Tour

Best of Ottawa Neighbourhoods & Nature Bike Tour

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Experience the beauty and history of Ottawa on a bike tour in and around the city. Explore some of the city's trendiest and most vibrant neighborhoods and get a sense of local life as you travel through Centretown, the Glebe, and Hintonburg among others. On route, see all the major sites while enjoying the natural pathways and waterways of Canada’s capital city, and enjoy a snack as you travel.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.17
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$68.17

Ottawa to Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier Airport (YOW) - Departure Private Transfer

Ottawa to Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier Airport (YOW) - Departure Private Transfer

Book your Private Departure Transfer from Ottawa any hotel or address to Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier Airport (YOW). Don't go through all the hassle of waiting in a long taxi or shared shuttles queues and use our private, door to door airport transfer. Your driver will be waiting for you at a scheduled time and you will travel comfortably to your destination. • Meeting with a Nameplate • We track your Flight • Door-to-door Service • No Hidden Charges • Clean cars & Professional drivers
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.35
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$33.35

Cycling the Nation's Capital, self-guided

Cycling the Nation's Capital, self-guided

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• Why self-guided on two wheels? You set your own time, pace and route (10am - 6pm everyday). The pathway system starts on our Rideau Canal doorstep. There are no roads or traffic to negotiate to enjoy the parklands and waterways. See Rideau Canal, Rideau Falls, Hog's Back Falls, Arboretum, Central Farm, Rideau, Ottawa and Gatineau Rivers Our community is safe and helpful to visitors. Easy to navigate pathways follow the 4 major waterways. Light, easy Giant models in five sizes expertly fitted. Electric assist upgrade available. Our personal directions and map are guaranteed. IT COSTS LESS with no guide to arrange! • Duration: up to 4 hours, 15km -25km
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.27
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$27.27

Scavenger Hunt Adventure in Ottawa by Wacky Walks

Scavenger Hunt Adventure in Ottawa by Wacky Walks

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Explore Ottawa with Wacky Walks! Our scavenger takes you around the city to find items and perform tasks for points. You'll use an app on your phone that will allow you to collect points! Check the rankings during and after you play to see your score and compare it to others. All our Scavenger hunts have a live remote host to help along the way. Come out and explore with us in Ottawa.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.23
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$11.23

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What people are saying about Ottawa Tours

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Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa
"Learning about Ottawa, first visit since a kid. Worth the time and walking through at night helps set the mood"..."
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Ottawa River Tour
"The lady who introduce during the whole tour is a great guide. I just forget her name, sounds like start with A..."..."
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Rideau Canal Cruise
"The stories were great! Our guide had a spunky attitude and did a great job. She was awesome! Scenery was beautiful! Just a little chilly"..."
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Ottawa City Tour by Land and Water
"Excellent guide and driver. Transition from land and sea fantastic. We loved the sights pointed out and the humour of the guide. Congrats!"..."
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Ottawa Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour
"Great tour of the city's best highlights. The running commentary was informative and lightly humorous. We did the loop twice with different tour guides - both were great. I wish they had stopped the bus at each station even when people were not getting on or off just so we could take pictures safely."..."
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Canadian War Museum Admission
"The displays were well presented and interesting. I also thought that having different sections was easier to walk through and learn more."..."
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2-Hour Ottawa Express City Bike Tour
"Sparky our tour guide was absolutley fabulous !! We had a beautiful sunny day and shared a very scenic & lovely informative experience Alot of fun was had by all & the bikes were in good order as well Next time we come we will arrange a longer ride because I know I can Thanks Sparky for showcasing your beautiful City it was SUPER fun"..."
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Ghosts and the Gallows Haunted Carleton County Jail in Ottawa
"Tour was great, learned a lot about the prison. Kids and I really liked it. The tour guide was great. She answered all questions and told great tales."..."
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2021 Oh Canada Comeback, Eh? Dinner Show, Ottawa
"It was no stop entertaining and acknowledgeable show. Beautiful voices and songs besides the welcoming and so friendly nature of all the members of this team. I'll watch this show again and again"..."
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Private Arrival Transfer from Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport YOW
"Picked up at Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier International Airport to Hotel - perfect - on time. Delivered to Lord Elgin Hotel with no problems."..."
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Ottawa Highlights 3.5 Hour Bike Tour
"We enjoyed a very pleasant 3-hour bike tour of Ottawa, whetting our appetite for what there is around the beautiful city to go back and explore later. Our guide, Nora, was a sweetheart and very informative."..."
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Self-Guided Biking in Ottawa-Gatineau
"Andrew I believe was his name, walked me through the highlights and map details. Bike was in good condition and lock was nice to have. I had a great bile ride."..."
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Ottawa Landmarks
"Nice ride, including along the canal and Ottawa river, Jill is a good guide and recommended some nice restaurants"..."
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Best of Ottawa Neighbourhoods & Nature Bike Tour
"Fantastic day!!! Deni our tour guide was the best. Great way to see parts of Ottawa and fun was had by all! Highly recommend this tour💕"..."
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Scavenger Hunt Adventure in Ottawa by Wacky Walks
"Trying to write 1826 from our body parts. We had so much fun and lots of laughs. We brook up into 3 teams to be able to find all the items, and still didn't complete everything in 2 hours."..."

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