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How to travel sustainably in Ottawa

There are many ways you can incorporate sustainable travel practices into your Ottawa trip itinerary. 

Ottawa Tourism has taken the Sustainable Tourism 2030 Pledge, committing to measuring and improving the progress of becoming a more sustainable destination by 2030.

Sustainable inspiration in Ottawa

Pine Grove Trail, Greenbelt
How to make your trip to Ottawa more environmentally-friendly
Ottawa is a green destination with many elements of sustainability.
Major's Hill Park, view of Parliament
Ottawa: A top cycling destination
Looking for the ultimate cycling destination for all levels? Get easy access to urban and rural pathways, plus tours, events and more in Canada’s capital!
Indigenous Experiences
Connect with Indigenous culture
Enrich your visit to Ottawa when you connect with Indigenous cultures native to Canada with Indigenous storytellers, makers and business owners.
Maker House
Shop like a local in Ottawa
Locally-owned shops throughout Ottawa’s vibrant neighbourhoods are the perfect places to get much-needed retail therapy. They carry quality…
Pure Kitchen
Delicious vegetarian and vegan food in the Ottawa area
The culinary scene in Canada’s capital is brimming with delicious cuisine, including popular vegetarian and vegan eateries. From healthy and raw, to…
Paddle Boarding on the Ottawa River
Paddling paradise - flatwater fun in Ottawa
Looking for perfect paddling options this summer in Ottawa? Check out rentals, lessons and access points on the many waterways in the region.
Gatineau Park, winter, Snowshoeing
Wonderful outdoor winter activities in Ottawa
Looking for fun things to do outside this winter by yourself, with friends or with loved-ones? Stay active by skating, skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and more.

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