COVID-19 Update

Ottawa Tourism’s top priority is the health and safety of our community and our visitors, and we look forward to welcoming visitors back to the region. While Ottawa is in the reopening stages of COVID-19, our website may not reflect current offerings. Please contact each business or entity directly before making plans.

Changing of the Guard

Tourist information centres

While in Canada’s Capital Region, visit the following locations for tourism information including guides, maps, and brochures in both official languages. In the summer months, look for roving information officers, wearing blue shirts with a large white question mark on the back, around the downtown core near iconic landmarks and attractions for on the spot information.


Year-round tourist information centres


Capital Information Kiosk (Ottawa, Ontario)

90 Wellington Street (directly across from Parliament Hill)

Open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

1-844-878-8333 •


La maison du tourisme (Gatineau, Quebec)

103 Laurier Street (near the Alexandra Bridge and the Canadian Museum of History)

Open daily, hours vary by season (closed Jan. 1 and Dec. 24-25) 

1-888-265-7822 •


Seasonal pop-up kiosks


ByWard Market neighbourhood (Ottawa, Ontario)

York Street plaza (York Street and Sussex Drive, near giant OTTAWA sign)

Closed until further notice


Canadian Museum of History (Gatineau, Quebec)

100 Laurier Street, inside the museum lobby

Closed until further notice

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