Top 10 Attractions in Ottawa
With world-class museums and galleries, exceptional dining options and nightly hot spots vibrating with energy, Ottawa's urban scene is very much alive. Canada's Capital also possesses a quieter side, overseen by the region's natural beauty. Get inspired for your trip to Ottawa with our list of Top Ottawa Attractions including many museums, historical highlights and festive events.
Parliament of Canada
Spend a few moments exploring the buildings and grounds of Parliament Hill, where you can see impressive architectural features and listen to fascinating stories of our Canadian history.
The 126-mile UNESCO World Heritage Site is not only surrounded by exceptional natural beauty and historical sites, but also becomes the world's largest skating rink when the canal freezes over.
Discover a world of opportunities at one of Ottawa's major tourist attractions. The ByWard Square has everything you're looking for, from unique boutiques and vibrant nightclubs to Beavertails to satisfy your sweet tooth.
National Gallery of Canada
Marvel at the world's most comprehensive collection of Canadian Art. Expand your love for art with exhibits featuring abstract paintings, photography, sculptures, Italian art, nomads and even baseball stadiums.
Imagine hundreds of kilometres of well-kept scenic trails, over 50 species of trees, birds and mammals, and incredible lookout points. Welcome to Gatineau Park, one of Ottawa's most cherished natural wonders.
Casino du Lac Leamy
A short drive from Canada's Capital City, try your luck at Quebec's fabulous Casino du Lac Leamy. With 1,900 slot machines, 64 gaming tables and an incredible variety of spectacular shows and events, the excitement never stops!
Don't even think twice about Old Man Winter with North America's largest winter festival, Winterlude. Embrace our wonderful northern Canadian climate with impressive ice carvings, non-stop live entertainment and 30-ft snow slides!
Canadian Tulip Festival
Explore the true meaning of friendship and the power of ideas with 3 million blossoming tulips! Take advantage of attending embassies from different countries and learn about their culture, food and entertainment.
Notre Dame Basilica
Ottawa's oldest standing and largest church invites you to step inside and explore its exquisite stained glass windows, hundreds of statues of different religious figures, the Sanctuary and the Lateral altars.
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Get the complete story on human history at the most popular and most visited museum in Canada. Step back in time with the Museum's four permanent exhibition galleries: the Grand Hall, the First People Hall, the Canada Hall and Face to Face.