Ottawa

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Canada’s gorgeous capital offers an array of galleries, museums, nature parks and historic sites, making it the perfect cultural and romantic escape.

Canada’s stylish capital, Ottawa, is a city rich in arts, heritage and sciences. The city blends ultra-modern and Victorian Gothic architecture, balances technology with nature and offers cuisines from across the globe.  

Begin your stay with a trip to the historic Parliament Buildings on Parliament Hill. Visit the Library of Parliament and the iconic Peace Tower. These Gothic Revival buildings are adorned with gold-leaf ceilings and ornate images of Canada’s past. Explore Centre Block and listen to political debates in the House of Commons and the Senate. Continue your appreciation of Gothic Revival-style architecture at the Notre Dame Basilica, a Canadian National Historic Site. Admire the terraced galleries, stained-glass windows and altars rich in adornments.

The nation’s capital has plenty of galleries and museums to explore. Follow the history of modern warfare at the Canadian War Museum. Learn about the country’s place in the history of flight at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum and marvel at how humans have developed at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. See old art masters and learn about new ones while discovering Canada’s rich cultural heritage at the National Gallery of Canada.  

Ottawa is a city for all seasons with winter snow activities and summer hikes. Discover heritage estates, natural beauty and the rich biodiversity of the popular Gatineau Park. In the summer, boat on the Rideau Canal, an internationally recognised World Heritage Site. Skate on the canal in the winter when it transforms into the world’s largest naturally frozen skating rink. 

Ottawa is an easy city to navigate, with most of the attractions located within walking distance of each other. Check the opening hours of museums before you go since they can vary depending on the season and day of the week. Peak season is during the summer months from June through August and the low season is from November through April.

Where to stay in Ottawa

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Ottawa Airport
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Ottawa Airport
2.5 out of 5
135 Thad Johnson Private, Ottawa, ON, K1V-1A2
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs8,217 per night from 17 Jul to 18 Jul
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Ottawa. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,114 reviews)
"Everything was great!"

Reviewed on 3 Jul 2022

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Ottawa Airport
Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Fairmont Chateau Laurier
4.5 out of 5
1 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON, K1N 8S7
The price is Rs17,593 per night from 10 Jul to 11 Jul
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Ottawa. Enjoy 3 restaurants, breakfast and WiFi. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,792 reviews)
"I liked the architecture and location"

Reviewed on 2 Jul 2022

Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Lord Elgin Hotel
Lord Elgin Hotel
4 out of 5
100 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON, K1P5K8
The price is Rs12,249 per night from 2 Aug to 3 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Ottawa. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,110 reviews)
"Nice location and great service"

Reviewed on 2 Jul 2022

Lord Elgin Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Les Suites Hotel Ottawa
Les Suites Hotel Ottawa
3.5 out of 5
130 Besserer St, Ottawa, ON, K1N9M9
The price is Rs11,352 per night from 17 Jul to 18 Jul
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Ottawa. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (2,846 reviews)
"Very nice stay."

Reviewed on 30 Jun 2022

Les Suites Hotel Ottawa
Cartier Place Suite Hotel
Cartier Place Suite Hotel
3 out of 5
180 Cooper Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P2L5
The price is Rs11,582 per night from 4 Aug to 5 Aug
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Ottawa. Enjoy free WiFi, room service and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,419 reviews)
"We would definitely return to the Cartier if we are in Ottawa again. The staff was extremely helpful and kind, the suite was large and comfortable and you can’t beat the location. Our family of five had a great stay."

Reviewed on 3 Jul 2022

Cartier Place Suite Hotel
Sonder The O'connor
Sonder The O'connor
3.5 out of 5
377 Rue O'Connor Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P 2M2
Stay at this property in Ottawa. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and a terrace. Popular attractions Parliament Hill and Byward Market Square are located nearby. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Amazing, Excellent hotel
"Amazing. I’d refer friends and family to this hotel Our Stay it was excellent."

Reviewed on 23 Jun 2022

Sonder The O'connor
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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