Offering four, informative tours around the city, Ottawa Walking Tours are extremely popular with visitors. The draw card of the company is the Historical Highlights Walking Tour. Covering the history, architectural styles and present status of important historical landmarks like Parliament Hill, The Rideau Canal and Fairmont Chateau Laurier, the tour takes participants through a thorough visit of Ottawa’s Downtown Core neighborhood. You can also complement the tour by going on another one, called the Sussex Drive- Lowertown Walk. It explores the vibrant communities and their history and culture. Other tours include the Downtown Art Walk which is extremely popular with art lovers. Visitors get the chance to see a few displays of public art, learn about the artists and discuss its role in public life. They also have a special tour designed for elementary school students and allows children to get a glimpse into Canadian history while participating in various games and activities. Not only do the guides have vast-ranging knowledge of the places, people and events related to Ottawa and Canada, but they are also open to questions. Tours are available in three languages: English, French and Spanish and they can be customized to cater to your needs.
Located in Kanata, the South March Highlands are a protected lush forested area that is thriving and growing every day. Open to the public throughout the year, this conservation forest is popular for a wide number of reasons including hiking, cycling, bird-watching, wildlife viewing, exercising and lots more. Stroll through the forest in silence and take in the spectacular untouched surroundings and then sit by the still Kizell Pond located in the interiors. If you are in need of a breath of fresh air and a getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life, the South March Highlands is the perfect sanctuary for you.
Located a little away from the main city, the Valleyview Little Animal Farm promises tiny tots and their parents a fun-filled day. Watch your kids squeal with delight as they go along the area petting new-born animals such as chicks, baby rabbits, and lambs. One can even watch animals such as llamas and alpacas grazing around in their spacious enclosures. Get your kids some feed from the feeding station and revel in the joy on their faces as you watch the animals eat out of their tiny hands. There is also a farm museum on-site, which features old train wagons, steam engines, and farming instruments, evoking awe in both children and their parents. A train ride takes you through sunflower fields and passes budding crops of soya, hay, and corn. Additionally, there is also a playground, a puppet theater, and a café on the premises.
The perfect way for a food lover to explore a city and its culture is through a food tasting, and C’est Bon Epicurean Adventures offers a perfect guided walking tour of Ottawa's best food. Explore the top food markets of the city like Wellington West, Chinatown, Preston Street, ByWard Market and lots more, by strolling along the streets and indulging your taste-buds in a culinary whirlwind affair. Choose from tours like the Chocolate Lover's Tour, the Spring Food Tour and many more. Tours are possible only with a minimum of five people, so invite your family or friends to enjoy a fun filled gourmet food tour.
The breathtaking beauty of Gatineau Park covers the area where the rocky terrain of the Canadian Shield embraces the concave plain of the St Lawrence Lowlands. Spanning 361 square kilometers (139 square miles) of sheer natural beauty and a wide-ranging ecological habitat, the Gatineau Park is home to nearly 10 different trails that wind their way across a 165-kilometer (103-mile) stretch. Additionally, the Trans Canada Trail also slices its way through the park's depths, while 90 kilometers (56 miles) of trails are designated for mountain biking alone. Come fall, the park goes through a stellar transformation, with autumnal colors advancing their way across the lush foliage. Besides beaches that commence their sandy stretch at Meech Lake, Lac Phillippe, and La Pêche Lake, the meromictic Pink Lake is one of the most popular attractions here with its striking turquoise hue.
Cette ferme de 500 hectares est difficile à manque, vu qu'elle est située au beau milieu de la capitale du Canada. Cette unique ferme laboratoire fait travailler de nombreux scientifiques afin d'améliorer les travail dans les champs. Le gouvernement fédéral gère cet établissement. L'entrée est libre, et vous pourrez vous ballader dans son parc et découvrir de splendides animaux. Sautez ensuite au Canada Agriculture Museum et sa serre tropicale.
Named in honor of the famous native, John LeBreton, LeBreton Flats is a thriving neighborhood in the city of Ottawa. The neighborhood covers a scenic stretch of land along the banks of the Ottawa River. During the 1800s, the neighborhood was home to a community of laborers who serviced the lumber mills that occupied the nearby islands. However, the Great Fire of 1900 laid waste to these mills and left many homeless. Today the LeBreton Flats have been redeveloped and revitalized. The neighborhood is centered around the Canadian War Museum and the LeBreton Flats Park. The park and its surroundings are a popular choice for concerts and major events, including the ever popular Ottawa Bluesfest.