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Ottawa: 1-Hour Bilingual Guided Tour by Amphibious Bus

1. Ottawa: 1-Hour Bilingual Guided Tour by Amphibious Bus

Climb aboard a unique vehicle that can travel on land and water and discover the historical attractions of Ottawa and the Ottawa River from different perspectives. Spend 40 minutes on land and 20 minutes on the water. Admire landmark monuments and attractions such as Lake Dow, Landsdowne Park and Byward Market. Get a magnificent view of the city as you cruise along the river aboard the amphibious vehicle. See all the important sights of Ottawa and the city of Gatineau, located just across the water. Avail of an activity that is both fun and educational for the entire family, and ideal for those who are short of time but want to see it all.

Ottawa: Hop-On Hop-Off Guided City Tour Day Ticket

2. Ottawa: Hop-On Hop-Off Guided City Tour Day Ticket

All aboard for this popular hop-on hop-off city bus tour of Ottawa that’s filled with fun, facts, and history! Stay on the bus for the complete 1.5-hour round-trip tour or hop off and back on throughout the validity of your ticket. Explore Ottawa's main sights like the Canadian Parliament buildings, Byward Market, and more en route. See the sights of Ottawa from a classic open-top, double-decker bus. Sit on the lower deck and enjoy the inside comfort or ride on the top deck and enjoy the fantastic views as your knowledgeable, bilingual guide points out landmarks and shares the city's history with you. Hop off at sites you want to explore and hop back on to resume your city tour. Do this at your own pace, and visit as many of Ottawa’s top sites as you like. See museums, parks, galleries, the Byward Market, the Canadian Parliament buildings, and lots more. Explore, dine, and shop throughout the capital city!

Ottawa: Sunrise Yacht Trip & Historic Sites with Breakfast

3. Ottawa: Sunrise Yacht Trip & Historic Sites with Breakfast

Board a luxury yacht at dawn, just minutes before the sun rises over Ottawa, Ontario’s stately second city and Canada’s capital. Set off on the calm Ottawa River, enjoying views of iconic buildings and national historic sites lined along the shoreline before heading to ByWard Market for breakfast. Find your spot on the open-air back deck of luxury yacht Dolce Far Niente to watch the morning sun cast its glow on the river, city, and surrounding landscapes. Learn about Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, where the country’s Gothic-style buildings on the river are home of the Parliament of Canada. Gaze at the 1912 Chateau Laurier’s limestone turrets and masonry, which are reminiscent of a French chateau. Then, as you cruise alongside the Rideau Canal, imagine ice skating on this UNESCO World Heritage Site in winter when it becomes the world’s longest skating rink.  Continue taking in the views on this excursion that travels to Rideau Falls, a pair of cascades that rise 36 feet nearby its namesake park, which was established after the Second World War. Look across the expansive Ottawa River to imagine the provincial boundary with Ontario’s neighbor, Quebec.  End your luxury yacht tour on dry land in the city at ByWard Market, a bustling destination with restaurants, cafes, and local vendors. Settle in at Zak’s Diner for a hot breakfast composed of a set menu of dishes such as pancakes, bacon, and omelets, complemented by juices, tea, and coffee. 

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What people are saying about ByWard Market

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 638 reviews

Easily booked online, efficient signing in and getting arm band. The guide was very knowledgable about Ottawa, history, landmarks, buildings and statures. Were able to spend as much time as we wanted at any attraction and get on another tour bus. Recommend taking the hop on hop off whether a first time visitor to Ottawa or have visited it before.

Such an excellent way to see the city without the hassle of driving. Our guides were excellent! So convenient to be able to hop off and enjoy the attractions we were interested in. Highly recommend

Saw and learned new things about Ottawa that I never knew before and I’ve been going there for years. I highly recommend this tour.

A very good introduction to the city, with an excellent commentary by the live guide

staff are really friendly and the tour was worth seeing.