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Getting Around Ottawa

Ottawa Event Calendar

24APR

PoutineFest

April 24 - 27, 2014
Sparks Street

 

9MAY

Canadian Tulip Festival

May 9 - 19, 2014

 

24MAY

Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

May 24 - 25, 2014

 
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2014-2015Ottawa Visitor Guide

View our Ottawa Visitor Guide online to plan your stay in Canada’s Capital region.

2014-2015 Ottawa Visitor Guide
 

Sports & Leisure

Sports & Leisure

One of the greatest things about Ottawa is that you don’t need to drive an hour outside of the city to enjoy waterways, greenery and sports. More than 300 km (186 miles) of pathways crisscross through the city, which also connect Ottawa to Gatineau, allowing you the opportunity to bike, blade, run or walk virtually anywhere you desire; world-class golf courses are located within and around Ottawa, including MarchWood, a PGA-approved short course; while world-class whitewater rafting and kayaking are available on the mighty Ottawa River. Of course, when you want to sit back and enjoy a game, you can head to the Canadian Tire Centre, home of the National Hockey League’s Ottawa Senators.

Adventure and Water Sports

Adventure and Water Sports

Try whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Ottawa River, some of the continent's finest. Then top it off with some bungee jumping.

Cycling

Cycling

If cycling turns your crank, Ottawa offers a vast network of recreational pathways plus great mountain biking venues.

 
Gatineau Park

Gatineau Park

Located just minutes from Parliament Hill across the Ottawa River in Gatineau, Gatineau Park is 361 square kilometres of natural wilderness crisscrossed with cycling and nature trails, forest, lakes and lookouts.

golf

Golf

If golf is your game, Ottawa offers more golf courses within easy driving distance of downtown than any other Canadian city.

 
Senators NHL Hockey

Ottawa Senators NHL Hockey

The biggest players in the sport join us at Canadian Tire Centre for action-packed hockey with the Sens.

Rideau Canal Skateway

Rideau Canal Skateway

An historic waterway spring through fall, the Ottawa portion of the Rideau Canal freezes over in winter to become the world's largest naturally frozen skating rink.

 
ski

Skiing

In winter, Ottawa is like an urban ski resort with hundreds of kilometres of groomed cross country trails and downhill resorts just minutes from downtown.

Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

In May, Ottawa plays host to a massive gathering of runners from around the world for the Ottawa Marathon, in a truly spectacular celebration of sportsmanship.

 

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