Hop-on hop-off tour

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

Activity provider:Grayline Ottawa
Hop-on hop-off tour

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

Activity provider:Grayline Ottawa

From US$ 33.04 per person

The best way to see the sights of Canada’s capital area is on a hop-on hop-off bus tour. On this bilingual bus tour of Ottawa, hop on and off to visit sites that interest you as many times as you like throughout the validity of your ticket.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
French, English
Audio guide included
German, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore the Canadian capital, hopping off as many times as you like
  • Enjoy the views from the open-top double-decker bus or trolley
  • Learn about the history of Ottawa from the onboard bilingual guide
  • Visit all the city’s important sites, including museums, galleries, and the Canadian Parliament
Full description

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!

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Meeting point

The starting location is 59 Sparks St., at the corner of Sparks and Elgin. Bus frequency varies from hourly to every 30 minutes between 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

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Important information

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  • Depending on the weather or other circumstances the tour will be conducted by a double-decker bus
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 446 reviews

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Good. First driver (morning of 13th of May) was great. Picked us up at the hotel. Driver we picked up at the tulip festival didn’t show at around 11:35. Driver that came at 12:15 - driving could use a little calmness. Also sat up top and the mic didn’t work so the guide just stayed downstairs.

May 20, 2023

The City Tour was on September 9 noon was fantastic. The bus went on a smooth and steady ride and stops at various museums. The route was concise from Elgin to Lansdowne, Dow's Lake to Byward Market, Sussex to Rockcliffe area, before turning around at the Aviation Museum. We went across to the Quebec side on Alexander Bridge, came back on Portage, and came back on Wellington. The Parliament Buildings were right in front of us due to road closure with exception to our bus!

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September 10, 2022

The route was perfect. It brought us to several points of interest. The tour guide spoke clearly in both English & French. It was very informative. We could sit inside the bus or on the open deck above. One recommendation: The Get Your Guide prices were in Euros…perhaps the prices should be listed in Canadian funds…Ottawa is a Canadian City after all.

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August 3, 2022

Product ID: 32180