Ottawa City Break
The city of museums, Ottawa is the perfect gateway to discover Canada’s fascinating history. As Canada’s capital city, Ottawa is full of events and celebration all year round and there are countless activities that are sure to enchant and entertain. Whether you wait to enjoy a relaxing weekend or a jam-packed city break, we can arrange the perfect holiday for you.
Here is our sample itinerary for a short stay in Ottawa. Why not extend your stay and discover the Ontarian city of Toronto?
After arriving at your hotel, the first thing you should do is travel to Parliament Hill for some fantastic photo ops of Canada’s political epicentre. Make sure you take a tour of the interior! Next set off to the National Gallery of Canada and have lunch at the ByWard Market Square. We suggest you check out the bakery and have a taste of the 'Obama Cooking' - there are several hundred local and international cheeses to try as well as a Beaver Tail! Spend your afternoon walking off some of those calories around the Rideau Canal, before enjoying dinner near your hotel.
Head out to the Ottawa Lock before perusing the countless exhibits at the Canadian Museum of History. Continue your cultural discovery at the Museum of Nature before taking a break in the lush surroundings of Gatineau Park. Tonight, we suggest you have cocktails and tacos at El Camino.
Start your morning with a lazy Brunch and stroll around Confederation Park, then visit the Diefenbaker. Why not head back to ByMarket Square for dinner and some live music? This is your last full day in Ottawa, so make sure you squeeze in as many last sights as possible.
Today you will leave Ottawa behind as you head to the airport for your return flight to the UK.