Ottawa Vacation Packages
Canada’s stylish capital, Ottawa, is a city rich in arts, heritage and sciences. The city blends ultra-modern and Victorian Gothic architecture, balances technology with nature and offers cuisines from across the globe.
Begin your stay with a trip to the historic Parliament Buildings on Parliament Hill. Visit the Library of Parliament and the iconic Peace Tower. These Gothic Revival buildings are adorned with gold-leaf ceilings and ornate images of Canada’s past. Explore Centre Block and listen to political debates in the House of Commons and the Senate. Continue your appreciation of Gothic Revival-style architecture at the Notre Dame Basilica, a Canadian National Historic Site. Admire the terraced galleries, stained-glass windows and altars rich in adornments.
The nation’s capital has plenty of galleries and museums to explore. Follow the history of modern warfare at the Canadian War Museum. Learn about the country’s place in the history of flight at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum and marvel at how humans have developed at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. See old art masters and learn about new ones while discovering Canada’s rich cultural heritage at the National Gallery of Canada.
Ottawa is a city for all seasons with winter snow activities and summer hikes. Discover heritage estates, natural beauty and the rich biodiversity of the popular Gatineau Park. In the summer, boat on the Rideau Canal, an internationally recognized World Heritage Site. Skate on the canal in the winter when it transforms into the world’s largest naturally frozen skating rink.
Ottawa is an easy city to navigate, with most of the attractions located within walking distance of each other. Check the opening hours of museums before you go since they can vary depending on the season and day of the week. Peak season is during the summer months from June through August and the low season is from November through April.
Accommodation in Ottawa
Before you pack your bags and head to Ottawa, make sure you go to Expedia's Ottawa lodging guide to compare the prices of the capital’s many excellent short and long stay accommodation options.
If you're splashing out for a special occasion, be sure to check out the amenities at the Hilton Lac-Leamy, at 3 Boul Du Casino, and the Fairmont Chateau Laurier, at 1 Rideau St. The Westin Ottawa and the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Ottawa Kanata are worth checking out as well.
Parliament Hill is an important attraction to visitors to Ottawa and staying in the vicinity can be a great way to really make the most of it. the Hilton Lac-Leamy is just 3 kilometres (2 miles) away. Another convenient option is the Fairmont Chateau Laurier.