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Ottawa Walking Tours

#4 of 40 Tours in Ottawa
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Address: 100 Florence Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5N2, Canada
Phone Number: 613-799-1774
9:30 am - 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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Great information on Canada's Capital

This tour was awesome. I love that you can pay online or in cash the day of. Catherine was our guide and she was full of information. We learned a lot about Ottawa and it gave us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unfortunately the weather on the day of our tour was terrible. We had torrential rain with thunder and lightening. We all agreed to wait it out but we were all pretty wet following the tour. The tour really does goes rain or shine. The other drawback we found was that much of Ottawa is under construction or boarded up for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour was awesome. I love that you can pay online or in cash the day of. Catherine was our guide and she was full of information. We learned a lot about Ottawa and it gave us a great starting point for our weekend there. I would definitely recommend doing this tour first thing during your stay as it offers... More 

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Milano Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Ottawa for a couple of nights so time was limited. We booked on line to do this tour. We were not disappointed. Mary, our guide was fantastic, full of both facts and lots of funny stories regarding both Ottawa and Canadian history. Guides give up their own time to show visitors around their beloved city so there... More 

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Elmira, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Our tour guide, Katherine, led us on a super informative walking tour of Ottawa. She was a wonderful guide and helped spark our curiosity to explore the city. Katherine's stories made us laugh and her deep knowledge of Canadian history was impressive. She helped make the tour both fun and interesting. Ottawa Walking Tours is the best option for those... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Very informative and scenic tour. Our guide was very funny and added many unknown and humorous historical facts about Ottawa. He also accommodated the tour for my 88 year old mother who is blind.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Strongly recommend making this your first activity if you're visiting the city, especially if you're from out of the country. Craig gives an informed review of Canadian Government, interesting highlights on the history of the city, and points out great follow-up places/tours to check out during your visit. The tour is casual and fun and excellent value for the cost!... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Stayed for the weekend following a business meeting and decided to take a walking tour with Craig from Ottawa Walking Tours. As a way to get to know a city walking tours are hard to beat and this was a very entertaining and informative two hours. Craig has an easy going pace and relaxed style that will suit all ages.... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Craig, the owner, and the guide that I had for my tour was fantastic! I was only in Ottawa for a few full days of work/meetings so I managed to squeeze in the tour about a half hour after arriving at my hotel. He had such great stories on the history of some of the buildings and area and kept... More 

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Duncan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

I recently joined Craig for this easy downtown walking tour. I found his tour to be extremely interesting and informative for both myself and my daughter who lives in Ottawa. It is a must do! Well worth a couple of hours and the very reasonable price. Because the downtown area is quite compact, it is an easy and enjoyable walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

We booked the tour while staying downtown with our family for a conference and it was the perfect way to learn about the area. It was inexpensive and we really enjoyed the history that came with seeing the sights, so worth it!

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