Rideau Hall, Ottawa

Rideau Hall, Ottawa: Our most recommended tours and activities

Ottawa: Bilingual Guided City Tour by Amphibious Bus

1. Ottawa: Bilingual Guided City Tour by Amphibious Bus

Climb aboard a unique vehicle that can travel on land and water and discover the historical attractions of Ottawa and the Ottawa River from different perspectives. Spend 40 minutes on land and 20 minutes on the water. Admire landmark monuments and attractions such as Lake Dow, Landsdowne Park, and Byward Market. Get a magnificent view of the city as you cruise along the river aboard the amphibious vehicle. See all the important sights of Ottawa and the city of Gatineau, located just across the water. Avail of an activity that is both fun and educational for the entire family, and ideal for those who are short of time but want to see it all.

Ottawa: Hop-On Hop-Off Guided City Tour Pass

2. Ottawa: Hop-On Hop-Off Guided City Tour Pass

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!

Ottawa: 2 or 3.5-Hour Sightseeing Bike Tour

3. Ottawa: 2 or 3.5-Hour Sightseeing Bike Tour

Get on a bicycle for a 2 or 3.5-hour guided tour to discover many of downtown Ottawa’s major attractions, must-see spots, and hidden gems. Choose your own adventure from two tour options: 2-Hour Express Tour A fun and short sightseeing tour ideal for newer or easy-going bicyclists, who want to learn about Ottawa’s downtown and beyond. All ages will enjoy the leisurely 8.5-mile ride, stopping at major attractions for sightseeing and photos. Highlights include Parliament Hill, War Memorial, Rideau Canal Pathway, Rideau Hall, Rideau Falls, Quebec province, the National Art Gallery, the Museum of History, the Rideau Locks and Bytown Museum. 3.5-Hour Highlights Tour Discover more of Ottawa’s must-see spots and hidden gems on a slight longer 3 to 3.5-hour tour, with 95% of the route on bicycle paths. This 12-mile bike tour includes short stops along the way for sightseeing and photos plus a power bar snack. Highlights include Rideau Canal, War Memorial, Love Lock Bridge, Rideau Canal Locks, the Glebe, Lansdowne Park, Arboretum, Dow’s Lake, Little Italy, Ottawa River, province of Quebec, Museum of History, Rideau Hall, Rideau Falls,  National Gallery of Canada, Byward Market, and Parliament Hill.

Ottawa Rideau River self-guided walking tour scavenger hunt

4. Ottawa Rideau River self-guided walking tour scavenger hunt

Are you looking for things to do in Ottawa? A walk along the Rideau River is an opportunity to learn about the importance of the city and discover some of its attractions. You will have to solve challenges at each step to discover your next destination. Walk from Rideau Falls Park to Green Island to Rideau Hall and the residence of the Prime Minister of Canada, passing some parks, and mansions. You will have fun completing challenges. The Ottawa Rideau River Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 3.9 km / 2.4 mi walking tour with challenges along the way. It should take you 2 hours to complete. - A fun learning experience - Learn some local history - Challenge your knowledge: 22 varied challenges - Start whenever you are ready, from your smartphone – no fixed schedule - Take as little, or as much time as you wish to complete your hunt Buy 1 scavenger hunt for your party of 1 to 6 people.

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What people are saying about Rideau Hall, Ottawa

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4.4
(542 reviews)

a really interesting experience. going from a bus to a boat is really great. guide who speaks English and French. Lots of humor, very pleasant and smiling. lots of explanations and even anecdotes. I recommend.😁

The tour guide was exceptional in delivering her information. There was a lot of information given and questions answered. Going from land to water and water to land was very smooth.

Unusual and incredible activity when the bus goes into the water Funny guide Interesting visit Small downside: sometimes he forgot to translate into French

Rudy, our guide was awesome. Lots of history but he made it fun. The bus driver was nice and smooth and very friendly. Wouldn’t change anything!

It was very interesting, our guide was a very nice woman. It was a very cool feeling to suddenly take the bus into the water.