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Ottawa Walking Tours

Address: 100 Florence Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5N2, Canada
Phone Number: 613-799-1774
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Ranked #2 of 114 Activities in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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Ottawa, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Although I am from Ottawa, I had no idea how much historic value my city is. I recommend this tour for anyone. Try the Haunted Walk of Ottawa.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Ottawa its stunning! The Parliament its what is about it. Not much too see it. 1 day its enough to get to see the principal attractions !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I feel bad not being able to remember our tour guide’s name (Craig?), but he was absolutely great! Knowledgeable, friendly, fun to listen to. My husband and I ended up in Ottawa (unplanned) and only had one day. We looked up Ottawa Walking Tours, and are so happy we were able to join a morning tour. It was just us,... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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50 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Craig MacDonald is the owner and the guide for ottawa walking tours.we met in front on the visitors center by the terry fox statue.the price was $15. He talked a lot about the government and architecture. We walked behind the Parliament building and peace tower to see where the 4 rivers meet. The view was very pretty. We also went... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We enjoyed a private tour with Allison today and learned some of the basics about Ottowa.It was very interesting to learn about the Irish, French Canadian and British History and the Politics especially the 5 Suffragetes. We would recommend this tour to give you an good introduction to the city.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This walking tour is very informative and a great place to start to find out about Ottawa's history from the ground, which will then put into context the rest of your trip in Ottawa. Like many good walking tours you also find out the significance of certain things you otherwise wouldn't know the significance of (like the whisper wall). My... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Despite the cold wet weather, Craig provided an interesting and informative tour of buildings and sites important to the development of Ottawa as Canada's capital. Very knowledgeable of the history of the city and the key builders behind the street names. Well worth the tour, would be even better on a warm sunny day!

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Danville, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Walked around the old town, where the palace and lots government buildings are. Nice views from the top of the hill. Down where the old town is by the river, lots of cafés to eat and just hang out for a few hours. Nothing out of ordinary.

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19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Tour started right on time and our tour guide, Alex Bois, was exceptional. We spent a good 3 hours walking through the center of town and he described the significance of the areas, buildings and people that were instrumental to Canada's history and how the city progressed. He was very knowledgeable and always took time to answer questions. Highly recommend... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

a HUGE thank you to Craig, Melanie, and Alex of Ottawa Walking Tours. All of your help over the last few months has been especially great! Thank you for being so accommodating to our needs and being flexible enough to even start the tour at the hotel (Lord Elgin) where all of our guests were staying. Excellent tour, great tour... More

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