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Ottawa: 3.5-Hour Night Tour with River Cruise

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25 reviews

Ottawa: 3.5-Hour Night Tour with River Cruise

Activity provider: See Sight Tours Canada
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From US$ 116.02 per person

Ottawa is like a whole new city at night - see for yourself the amazing sights and sounds of the city’s nightlife. You’ll be treated to a sunset river cruise, a personal driving tour, the opportunity to explore the ByWard Market, and a light show.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup and drop-off is available from any hotel in downtown Ottawa. The local operator will contact you with exact pickup details.
Small group
Limited to 7 participants


  • Relax on a sunset river cruise down the Ottawa River where you will get to see dozens of amazing local landmarks and attractions
  • Learn about the city’s unique history on a personal guided driving tour
  • Capture photos as you stop at Rockcliffe Park, Major’s Hill Park and Napean Point
  • Watch the amazing Northern Lights show light up the side of the Parliament Building with projected images
  • Enjoy complimentary pick-up and drop-off anywhere in downtown Ottawa
Full description
Surprises aplenty lie ahead when you choose to spend an evening on the Epic Ottawa Night Tour. Uniquely designed to show you that the nightlife in Canada’s capital city is more than just drinking, dancing and visiting nightclubs, this 3-hour guided tour will have you walking away at the end of the evening with memories – and photos – that will last a lifetime. Navigating the streets of Ottawa by night can be stressful, which is why your tour will begin with a pick-up from a complimentary shuttle. Choose any downtown hotel or prearranged destination and your tour guide will pick you up and take you on your way to the first stop on the tour. While driving you to your first stop – a sunset river cruise – your tour guide will provide you with amazing facts about the city. Feel free to ask your tour guide anything about the city. You will reach the Ottawa riverside in just enough time to set sail on a lovely Paula D cruise boat. As you casually drift down the river, you will be treated to a beautiful sunset and some unique views of the city’s most popular landmarks and attractions. Just sit back and take in the beautiful sights or grab your camera and capture the moment. When your river cruise is over, your personal tour guide will drive you around and allow you to explore some of the fun and exciting areas throughout the city. Your tour guide will provide you with fun and interesting historical facts for each of the locations you pass. Make sure you have your camera ready because there will be numerous opportunities to take photos of the brightly lit landmarks and attractions. After your driving tour, it will be time to experience the nightlife for yourself. There will be a brief stop at the historic ByWard Market, which are lined with vendors and shops that offer delicious snacks and drinks for you to sample. Ask your tour guide for recommendations or be adventurous and pick at random! The tour will end on a memorable note with the Northern Lights show - watch as a stunning projected light and sound show lights up the Parliament Building. This is a can’t miss show and a wonderful way to end the evening.
  • Narrated driving tour of the city
  • Sunset river cruise
  • Stop at ByWard Market for food and drink
  • Several stops at scenic lookouts for photo opportunities
  • Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel within the Downtown area
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

Know before you go

  • If you are staying outside the city, please contact the local tour operator after booking to arrange a pickup location
  • River cruise is weather dependent
  • This is a small, intimate group tour of approximately 6 people
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 25 reviews

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Superb evening, we were treated to fireworks as a bonus. The guide was very dynamic and interesting. Despite a lot of tourists and traffic, he was very patient and took care to bring chairs so that we could enjoy the seated show. Great guide. The cruise is good, but the lights and the spectacle in pictures on the parliament are magnificent. The guided city tour was very interesting. All the attractions could have been visited without a guide and at no cost (except the cruise). But if you want to see everything without breaking your head that's ideal.

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August 12, 2019


Carly was the very best guide we’ve ever had! She was energetic, kind, very knowledgeable and most of all -extremely accommodating. We had the pleasure of meeting an amazing women from New York that just added that extra enjoyment to our trip. We had a great time! I would highly recommend this tour. Thank you Carly and the very nice lady we met from New York (Sorry, I missed getting your name). All the best. J

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July 31, 2019

Description of the tour is misleading

We did have a great tour guide. However website description was not what the tour included. River cruise was boring. A complimentary soft drink or water would have been great. Several points described were not included as part of the tour. Light show at night is free anyways. Cruise took too long.

August 18, 2019

Product ID: 149996