Ottawa In A Day
No time to really explore Ottawa? No problem. Give us a day…
Start at Parliament Hill, finish with a fine meal and some fabulous entertainment, with a few notable landmarks and attractions in between. If you've only got one day in Canada's Capital, we'll help you fill it with the best of our city and the top things to do. All located within a short walk or drive from downtown Ottawa, and your Albert at Bay Hotel.
The striking Gothic-style buildings sit perched atop Parliament Hill, overlooking the Ottawa River. Tour Ottawa's most visited attraction, home to Canada's federal government and host of celebrations and performances year-round. The heart of Canada's Capital.
Learn more about Parliament Hill
Museums & Art Galleries
Ottawa museums and galleries invite you to experience the best of Canada all in one place. See a stunning exhibition of the country's art collection or a tribute to Canadian military history.
Explore Museums & Art Galleries
Nestled in Ottawa's oldest commercial and residential neighbourhoods is the ultimate destination for finding a variety of farmers' markets, shops, galleries, cafés and clubs.
Learn more about the ByWard Market
The world's largest skating rink in winter, beautiful waterway in spring, summer and fall. A defining landmark, National Historic Site of Canada and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the 202-kilometre (126-mile) canal is lined with parks and trails, perfect for picnics, bike rides or a nice stroll.
Find out more about the Rideau Canal
Ottawa's downtown dining scene is diverse, vibrant and delicious. French, contemporary, Asian-fusion, seafood, innovative, seasonal, and fresh. You'll find it all, so all you have to do is decide—what's your palate in the mood for?
Find Ottawa Restaurants
Festivals & Events
From cool winter months to hot summer days, Canada's Capital is in a constant state of celebration. No matter when you visit, there's always an opportunity to catch a heart-pumping music festival, a mouth-watering epicurean event or a literary celebration.
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