Departure from Montreal
Ottawa 1 Day Tour
Enjoy a visit to our nation's capital city - Ottawa! This beautiful city was chosen to be our capital in 1857 by Queen Victoria, 10 years before Confederation because it was centrally located between Montreal and Toronto and was far enough away from the American border in case of any attack.
Welcome to Ottawa (2 hours from Montreal)! We will drive along Embassy Row (Sussex Drive), past our Prime Minister's Residence, and begin with a visit to the beautiful grounds of Rideau Hall, the official residence of Canada's Governor-General.
We will then cross the Ottawa River to Gatineau, Quebec, for a visit to the Canadian Museum of History. More than 1,000 years of history are on display here!
After lunch, we will participate in an orientation driving and walking tour of downtown Ottawa. Highlights include Parliament Hill, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Rideau Canal, Majors Hill Park, and Byward Market.
Time will be given for lunch, shopping, exploration, and dinner - you may even want to taste a Beaver Tail!