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Ottawa Walking Tours

100 Florence Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5N2, Canada
613-799-1774
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Ranked #1 of 48 activities in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Ottawa Walking Tours is a company dedicated to letting our experienced, professional guides acquaint you with the history of our beautiful city. Our... more » Owner description: Ottawa Walking Tours is a company dedicated to letting our experienced, professional guides acquaint you with the history of our beautiful city. Our 2.5 hour guided walks are a must for visitors wanting to get a great overview of the city and learn more about the city’s history, colourful political characters and snap some outstanding photographs. Spend a couple of hours with us exploring our city's past and discovering how the modern city of Ottawa came to be. A must for visitors who want to feel the essence of the Canadian capital « less
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cleveland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I would recommend this tour on your first day in Ottawa. Craig gives an excellent overview of the city. He was very informative and will answer any questions you have. He even helped us get bus tickets to go to Glebe (which is a cute are to visit).

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Ohio City, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

If you go to Ottawa, schedule this walking tour at the beginning of your visit! Craig gives a wonderful tour of the capital area, and he is a wealth of information. Craig's humor and insight kept everyone in the group hanging on to every word! Thanks for showing us the important sights of the capital area and making excellent suggestions... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My group was extremely fortunate to have had Craig as a tour guide on our first night in Ottawa. This bilingual and bicultural guide was so personable and so much fun. Craig possessed such a wealth of knowledge about his city, its history and politics--plus from multiple perspectives. None of us were bored! Although we did a lot of walking... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Craig was THE BEST tour guide! He was extremely knowledgeable about the area and its history and he was able to be very detailed and specific without being academic or boring. My group took his tour on the first night we were in town and it made our next few days so much more enjoyable. Craig is fluently bilingual, so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

We did a stop over in Ottawa because I had to sit a few exams here and was soooo thankful that they did a 2pm tour as everyone else only offered morning and my exams were early. Was a bit annoyed my husband would get to see it all and I would be in the hotel. These guys obviously out... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Craig was informative, knowledgable and very friendly. He also gives a local flavor and has some good recommendations of other things to do. We highly recommend this tour to learn about Ottawa and give a good feel for the city.

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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Our May 2014 tour with guide Alex was great. It was a weekday, and we were lucky enough to have him all to ourselves. He walked us by the various sights surrounding Parliament Hill while providing an interesting narration, answered nearly all of our questions, and promptly emailed to us answers to our remaining two questions. I would recommend Ottawa... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This was by far the best tour my girlfriend and I took during our trip to Ottawa. Craig, our guide, was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the city and it's history. He introduced us to the famous people and landmarks in Ottawa, telling us the stories behind them and also throwing in lots of lesser known bits of information which... More

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Elora
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

This was an absolutely wonderful tour. We had folks from the US, folks from Portugal, people from Quebec and my husband and myself from Ontario. Craig is so knowledgeable. He related buildings and history to all of us. As a Canadian, it was worth every minute to hear all the history of the buildings and the stories Craig told. We... More

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Newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

I chose this walking tour of Ottawa based on comments on TripAdvisor. I was not disappointed with the tour exceeding expectations. With a great tour guide, Craig, and a great group, we faced the cold winds of Ottawa to experience a wonderful insight into this beautiful city. It was worth every minute if the time spent in the cold. Craig... More

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