Oh, Ottawa! Canada’s capital city is filled with Victorian architecture, notable museums, diverse neighbourhoods and scenic views. Ottawa holidays are loaded with activities to keep you busy no matter which season you visit in, and you'll be hard-pressed to not enjoy yourself. Its close location to both Montréal and Toronto makes it a go-to for any Canadian holiday.
After choosing the perfect Ottawa holiday package, start planning what you want to do in this culturally rich city. It’s easy to fill up a few days with a walk through Parliament Hill, a visit to the National Gallery of Canada and a leisurely walk along the Rideau Canal. Don’t forget to stop for selfies so you can convince everyone on social media of how well-rounded you are.
The great thing about Ottawa is the freedom you have when sightseeing. From the city bus system to the light rail to a riverboat ride, you'll have various forms of public transportation that will make for seamless sightseeing. Want to be scared silly? Of course you do—embrace the spooky when you take an alternative type of tour, such as one of Ottawa’s “haunted walks.” Maybe you’ll see a ghost!
The city is always up for a celebration, with a multitude of festivals and events happening year-round. If you enjoy the great outdoors and happen to be in Ottawa during the winter, then Winterlude is the place to enjoy a grand outdoor party.
Redefine your holiday by exploring past the city limits with one of Wotif’s Ottawa car hire options. Venture even farther outside of Ottawa to Canada’s largest city—let’s not split hairs, Toronto holidays are just as satisfying.
Ottawa offers many shopping options, including malls like the Rideau Centre, the Bayshore Shopping Centre, Place d'Orleans and the St. Laurent Shopping Centre. You can also find unique boutiques, shops and souvenir stores, as well as Canada's first pedestrian shopping mall on Sparks Street.
After a busy day of shopping, experience Ottawa's thriving culinary scene. There's no shortage of delectable eateries to appease your taste buds and cravings, no matter what side of parliament you sit on. Now, you’re probably looking for something to do after the sun goes down, and we’ve got you covered. Once it gets dark, visit the ByWard Market. During the day it's filled with artisan boutiques and local farm stalls. Once the sun sets, it transforms into the hub of Ottawa's nightlife. Come here for lounges, bars, nightclubs, live entertainment and theatre productions. No matter what your musical tastes, there's always a DJ spinning tunes at one of the many clubs and bars to suit your melodic needs.
From museums and shopping to fine dining and tranquil scenery, Wotif has your Ottawa packages ready to go. Booking a trip to Ottawa has never been easier, and we have the deals you want by bundling your flight and accommodation. Book your trip today!
Ready to grab your getaway by the horns and ride it off into the wild blue yonder? Travelling is all about experiencing new and exciting things (no matter what time you got home from the bar last night).
If you're planning to see and do all you can in Ottawa, add these things to your itinerary quick smart: