City Guide

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Check out our interactive map of the city of Ottawa, with places to visit, recommended restaurants, hotels and more!

Guided Tours
  • Join us on June 4th for a free tour of the Canadian War Museum library and archives from 12:50 pm - 1:50 pm                                                                          Sign-up now to reserve your spot! https://bit.ly/2v0vtrG  
  • Join us on June 4th for a free tour of the National Gallery of Canada library and archives from 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm   Sign-up now to reserve your spothttps://bit.ly/2IeXlkO

  • Join us for an Indigenous Walk of downtown Ottawa on Friday June 7 at 1 pm. Only 25 tickets are available so sign up now to reserve your spot! https://bit.ly/2ImllSV 

Walking around Ottawa (departing from Tabaret Hall)
  • Sandy Hill Walk - 3km, 40 minutes

    https://goo.gl/maps/GLXDndEq2waLD7hv6

    Head East along Wilbrod Street to Chapel Street.  Turn right on to Chapel and take note of Laurier House, a National Historic Site at 335 Laurier Ave. E. where Prime Ministers Sir Wilfrid Laurier and William Lyon Mackenzie King once lived.  Head south on Chapel and turn left on to Somerset Ave.  At 346 Somerset St. E.  is the former home of renown Ottawa architect and disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright, Francis C. Sullivan. Keep going until Range Road, then turn left and head north back up to Laurier Ave.  Note the Cordon Bleu School before heading west along Laurier Ave.  Keep an eye open just past the Brunei High Commission (395 Laurier Avenue E) for a hidden path that will take you back to leafy Wilbrod Ave and UOttawa.

  • Canal walk heading North - 2.6 km, 35 min

    https://goo.gl/maps/U17um9dWavzdVQxj7

    Make your way to the Canal via Laurier Ave and head north toward the historic Chateau Laurier.  When you get to Wellington Street, go west over the canal and then down to the canal path.  Note the National Art Centre, and continue until the Corktown Footbridge which has a number of love locks attached to its railing since it was built in 2006.  Heading east from the bridge to the UOttawa Campus Station will bring you back on to UOttawa campus.  **Extend this walk by continuing past the Chateau Laurier toward Parliament**

  • Bridge-to-Bridge Walk heading south - 4.4 km  57 min

    https://goo.gl/maps/rrx76xsxhgqbsxpAA

    Make your way to the Canal via Laurier Ave and head south, enjoying views of ducks, geese and a heron if you're very observant.  The National Capital Commission's landscape and flowerbeds make for an enjoyable stroll on this popular pathway.  Cross over the Pretoria Bridge and head back North on the other side of the street and follow the path back to the Corktown Footbridge which has a number of love locks  attached to its railing since it was built in 2006.  Heading east from the bridge to the UOttawa Campus Station will bring you back on to UOttawa campus.