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Sightseeing in Ottawa

Market
“Ottawa's original settlement with many historical buildings now converted into shops and restaurants. The heart of Ottawa's entertainment district as well. Easy walk to many nearby museums, galleries and Parliament Hill.”
212 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Visit the residence and workplace of the governor general and the grounds year-round. Check website for schedule”
40 locals recommend
Market
“Just walk around this area to get a feel for what Old Ottawa was like. Ottawa is derived from an Algonquin word which means "To Trade"”
40 locals recommend
History Museum
“Take a short 20 minute car ride to this historic museum. It will take you back to the Cold War era. A fun and informative time. Allow 2 hours”
18 locals recommend
Memorial Site
“The site of the shooting death of Capt. Nathan Cirillo when we had a shooter on Parliament Hill in October of 2014.”
12 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“What does a Prime Minister of Canada do with his cottage retreat ? He keeps buying land around it, builds folies using parts of grand buildings being demolished in Ottawa, and then gifts it to the people of Canada. The Tea Room is great for that oh-so British Empire moment...”
17 locals recommend
Market
“This is the best independent coffee shop in Ottawa, the company is women-led, they care about coffee and their food. The best summer patio in the market, warm and shielded in the Clarendon Courtyard. ”
23 locals recommend
Church
“The largest and oldest standing church in Ottawa, building began in 1841 and finished in 1846. With tin covered steeples that gleam silver in the sun and an ornate interior, it's a must see site. ”
10 locals recommend
Park
“This vast green area right behind Chateau Laurier offers some of the most stunning views of the city. If you're hungry and/or thirsty go grab a dog and a beverage at the nearby Tavern on the Hill. Food isn't the greatest but you're there for the ambiance right...”
10 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Located behind the National Gallery of Canada, Nepean Point is one of Ottawa's best lookouts. Situated on a hill next to the Ottawa River, here you can get dreamy sunset photos of the Parliament and the Canadian Museum of History.”
4 locals recommend
Market
“A hub of outdoor farmers’ market stalls and specialty food shops selling Canadian cheese and maple-infused chocolate. It’s also known for its colorful street art and hip stores filled with crafts and clothes by local designers. Many eateries and outdoor restaurants in the area. ”
4 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Absolutely gorgeous grounds and some ruins, big gardens / Très beau, anciennes maisons à visiter, grands jardins”
3 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“The Prime Minister's residence... the walk there along Sussex is quite nice (stop by the Rideau Falls on your way!), and the walk beyond as well, leading to Rockliffe Park and Pavillion.”
1 local recommends
Monument / Landmark
1 local recommends
Other Great Outdoors
“The most unique way to discover Ottawa! On board of our brand new 100% electric boat, you will sail on the Rideau Canal and have a novel view of downtown Ottawa! The National Arts Centre, Lansdowne Park, Dow’s lake and many more scenic views awaits you!”
1 local recommends
Historic Site
1 local recommends