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Ottawa tours

What to See in Ottawa: 14 Hours in Canada’s Capital


What to See in Ottawa

What to See in Ottawa: the Rideau Canal (Photo: Hobolens)

8 A.M.
Start your morning with a wholesome breakfast at Jak’s Kitchen, where we recommend the C’est Bon omelette of smoked salmon, goat cheese, arugula and spinach.
Jak’s Kitchen, 479 Bronson Ave., 613-230-2088, jakskitchen.com

9 A.M.
Visit Parliament Hill, Canada’s seat of government. Guided tours may include visits to the public galleries, the Senate and the House of Commons, when they are not in use. Visitor information is available here; groups of 10 or more need to book in advance, which they can do here.
Parliament Hill, 1 Wellington St., 613-992-4793, parl.gc.ca

See the rest of our 14-hour plan for what to see in Ottawa »


Hot Attraction: Get In the Know with Guided Tours of Downtown Ottawa

Ottawa Walking Tours are offered year-round, rain or shine. Photo credit: Sabin Munteanu.

Get to know intimate details of the city with Ottawa Walking Tours. With the popular “Historical Highlights” tour, you’ll spend two hours exploring places that have played a part in history, seeing the city’s beautiful architecture, learning about colourful political characters, and even getting recommendations on where to grab a bite to eat. Not only that, but these guided walks also relate important landmarks back to everyday life. Some favourite spots include the Press Corps, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Prime Minister’s Offices, and more. Get your camera ready! Reservations required.