Links to help you get around Ottawa:
- Day Trips
- Recommended Reading
- Shopping and Dining
Christ Church Cathedral
Historic Anglican cathedral established 1832 – only one block away from the Inn.
Saint Patrick’s Basilica
The church was completed in 1875 (the same year Albert House was built) and declared a Basilica on Saint Patrick’s Day in 1995. Just a short walk from the Inn.
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
Historic Presbyterian church established in 1828. Located just a few blocks away, across from the Supreme Court.
Ottawa Churches (listing from Ottawa Kiosk)
A list of some local churches with locations and times of services.
Merrickville the Jewel of the Rideau
A charming village on the Rideau River. Some interesting antique stores.
Village of Manotick
A picturesque little community on the Rideau River, just 15 minutes sout of Ottawa.
Town of Smiths Falls
Originally a railway town, Smiths Falls is less than an hour’s drive from Ottawa. Visit the Railway Museum, the Heritage House Museum, or watch trains at the station. ‘The Falls” is still the major rail junction in Eastern Ontario.
The Ottawa Valley stretches from Canada’s capital to the wilderness of Ontario’s world renown Algonquin Park. More than half of the valley is wilderness. Some great places to visit – and so close!
There are actually 1,800 islands that make up the 1000 Islands region. A wonderful place to visit and only a short drive from Ottawa.
Parks of the St. Lawrence
Visit Upper Canada Village (at Morrisburg) and old Fort Henry (at Kingston).
Only an hour west this is one of our favourite towns. Beautiful heritage buildings, a lovely park right on the Tay River and some great shops and restaurants.
Filcan Ottawa Films
This is a good site that lists current films with their locations and times, trailers and upcoming films.
Ottawa Kiosk Nightlife
This is a good site that lists clubs, pubs and bars that provide music, dancing and even comedy.
Another informative site that tells you what’s going in the city.
Imax/Omnimax Theatre (Museum of History)
The only theatre in North America to combine Imax and Omnimax technology. Features, schedule, tickets and coming soon all listed here.
One Stop Jazz and Blues Shopping Guide
Listing of jazz and blues events and venues in Ottawa and region.
Great Canadian Theatre Company
Ottawa’s oldest professional theatre company produces original Canadian theatre of the highest quality.
National Arts Centre
Upcoming performances of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, theatre productions and other musical events.
Just 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from downtown Ottawa.
Canadian Tire Centre
Home of the Ottawa Senators and largest venue for entertainment in the region.
Government – Federal, Provincial, and Municipal:
Government of Canada
The Canadian government’s primary internet site with quick access to programs and services.
Members of Parliament, Senators, parliamentary business, reference material.
Government Electronic Directory Service
The federal government phone book.
Supreme Court of Canada
All about the Court, research information and visiting.
The official site of the Government of Ontario.
City of Ottawa
Official site for the city. Don’t look here for tourism.
Historical Landmarks of Ottawa
Designed by a local amateur historian. Has some interesting photos.
Canadian Heritage Information Network
A gateway to museums, galleries and heritage information in Canada and around the world
Canadian Heritage Gallery
A public service website with an extensive collection of historical Canadiana including photos, original documents, artwork, maps and illustrations.
Hillwatch.com (The Web Advocacy Portal)
Focuses on associations, coalitions, corporations and non profit organizations and the values, facts and arguments they bring to the major issues of the day. Gives anyone interested in public policy developments a way to find out who is lobbying on what.
The Hill Times
Canada’s parliamentary newspaper.
Information about Gatineau Park and the Mackenzie King Estate are found in this National Capital Commission website.
Lots of information about cycling in the capital.
Rideau River Corridor
Information on the Rideau River corridor, located in the heart of eastern Ontario, which connects Kingston in the south to Ottawa in the North.
Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
Wonderful areas for walking, hiking, birdwatching, picnics – all within the Rideau Valley watershed.
South Nation Conservation Authority
Covers 3,900 square kilometers between Ottawa, Brockville and Cornwall with recreational trails, wetlands and bogs.
All about golfing in the Ottawa area.
Provides information to kayakers and canoeists – information about water levels and weather, new and used equipment for sale, events on the Ottawa River and other rivers across North America. Features a unique series of aerial photos of the rapids and descripitions of the paddle routes.
Operates out of Forester’s Falls, Ontario just 90 minutes from Ottawa. Raft excursions down the legendary 12 km “Rocher Fendu” rapids of the Ottawa River.
Esprit Rafting Adventures
An Ottawa Valley adventure company which offers raft and canoe trips from various locations accessible from Ottawa.
Algonquin Park Official Website
One of the most truly outstanding natural landscapes in Canada – 7,725 sq. km of forest, lakes and rivers. About a 2.5 hour drive from Ottawa.
New World River Expeditions
An hour’s drive from Ottawa this expedition centre offers camping, kayak school, horseback riding, sportyaking, and mountain biking.
National Archives of Canada
News and events, exhibitions, online research and services to the public. A five minute walk from the Inn.
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
Information on universities, publications, international activities, scholarships, advocacy and research.
Genealogy Research (National Archives)
Services offered by the National Archives for genealogical research. We have been told that the staff in this area are very knowledgeable and helpful.
Family Search Internet Genealogy Service
Mormon Church genealogy site – one of the largest in the world.
National Library of Canada
Collections, web search tools, exhibitions, calendar of events, services. A five minute walk from the Inn.
Ottawa Public Library
Catalogue searches, locations, hours, what’s on. The main library is about a 10 minute walk from the Inn.
Shopping and Dining Areas:
Ottawa Kiosk Restaurant Guide
Restaurant listings with links (menus/reviews) offered by Ottawa Kiosk, a great information site for the city.
“Little Italy” Preston Street
A great area for Italian restaurants from traditional to trendy or something in between. Close to the Inn – a short drive or a nice walk on a pleasant day.
Urban Spoon Restaurant Guide
A great guide on local eateries.
One of the most popular areas in Ottawa for dining, shopping, and entertainment – about a twenty minute walk from the Inn.
23 blocks of stores, restaurants, galleries and theatres- and only a 15 minute walk from the Inn.
Sparks Street Mall
A short walk from the Inn, Sparks, a significant heritage street, is a pedestrian mall enjoyed by tourists and locals.
Again only about a 10 minute walk from the Inn, this area is Ottawa’s Asian Village with a wonderful selection of restaurants.
Gray Line Tours
A variety of informative bus tours of Ottawa and cruises of the Rideau Canal.
The Haunted Walk of Ottawa
Ghosts, graveyards, hangings and haunts. A regular evening walking tour of Ottawa’s darker past by lantern-light.
Public transit company for the Ottawa Carleton Region – schedules, fares, route maps. If you go to the Downtown route map you will see by our location (we are on Albert Street between Bay Street and Bronson Avenue) that our Inn is only steps from the bus stop.
Bus transportation for all points in Canada and the United States except for those covered by Voyageur.
Ottawa International Airport
Arrivals, departures and websites of airlines, services and a site map of the airport.
Official site of Via Rail- fares, schedules and reservations.
Local weather and five day forecast.
Local, national, international weather.
Environment Canada’s weather site for Canada, (including marine forecasts) and the world.