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Ottawa Walking Tours

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Address: 100 Florence Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5N2, Canada
Phone Number: 613-799-1774
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6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 9:00 pm

Ottawa Walking Tours is a company dedicated to letting our experienced,...

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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I am actually a resident of Ottawa and decided to take this tour when I had family up visiting. It was AMAZING. Craig is so knowledgeable about this city it's incredible! He was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Taylor M
Ottawa, Canada

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am actually a resident of Ottawa and decided to take this tour when I had family up visiting. It was AMAZING. Craig is so knowledgeable about this city it's incredible! He was able to answer any and all questions asked, and made the 2 hours fly by with all the fascinating information he knew!! I highly recommend this to... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Craig was a great tour guide, he had lots of interesting information about Ottawa and its history. I would highly recommend to anyone and was a great way to get to know the streets of Ottawa.

Thank erin1992
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful tour with Craig MacDonald. Our students were visiting the town, with little background in Canada (let alone Ottawa). The tour was very informative, very personalized, humorous, and considerate of our groups' needs on a cold winter day. Craig went above and beyond to ensure this was a wonderful experience for our group. I definitely recommend this... More 

Thank Brandon R
Annandale, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our walking tour of Ottawa. Yes, you can certainly walk a city on your own, but when you have a knowledgeable guide, it is so much more interesting. Our guide Alex provided lots of trivia and historical information that we would not have known otherwise. We saw government buildings, statues and sculptures, historical buildings and more. It... More 

Thank Andrea F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

My parents had visited Ottawa in the summer of 2015, and recommended that we try an Ottawa Walking Tour, which they had really enjoyed. My wife and I visited in December 2015, and took the Historical Highlights Walking Tour. Our guide was Craig MacDonald, a high school social studies teacher. He was very friendly and professional, and led us on... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Great tour, great guide! Really informative and interesting! Worth it! I recommend this for anyone who is visiting Ottawa. Also, we are french and had no problem understanding the English tour, the guide speaks very clearly!

Thank AlexandraMauG
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Informative tour of Ottowa. Guide was friendly and knowledgable . Frequent stops for photos . The length of the tour - just over 2 hours was perfect and the price was right too !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

This guy was awesome! The tour was very interesting and a great way to learn about Ottawa. We had a really great experience :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

À very informative and fun tour. It was great and we really enjoyed it. We would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a tour of Ottawa. The owner who was our tour guide answered all our questions and made the tour well worth it even in the cold November weather.

Thank Marie-France D
Munster, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We toured Ottawa in a small group and had lots of fun. Our guide was knowledgeable and had a great way to share his information. We enjoyed our time really. It was very hot during our trip, but he always found a shady place for us to listen to him. He had an answer to all the different questions. :)

Thank Manuela K

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