Lord Elgin Hotel Reopens
It was such welcomed news when we received word that on October 1st the Lord Elgin Hotel would reopen. Yet another positive sign that visitation is picking up and people are travelling. We are thrilled that hotel is once again welcoming guests to Ottawa. Take a look at this CTV News interview with General Manager, David Smythe. View the interview and article.
New! Indigenous Experiences attraction in Ottawa - Mādahòkì Farm
Indigenous Experiences, the producers of the annual Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival and an award-winning cultural attraction at the Canadian Museum of History, along with the National Capital Commission, are proud to announce a new agri-tourism destination in Ottawa’s Greenbelt that builds on the growing interest in agritourism, farm-to-table culinary experiences and authentic cultural experiences from an Indigenous perspective. Mādahòkì Farm is located on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Nation at 4420 West Hunt Club Road. Mādahòkì means “to share the land” in the Anishnaabe language and reflects the agriculture and the Indigenous community focus. Mādahòkì Farm is ready to welcome group tours.
A little bit about their new home and group experiences:
- Canada’s only Indigenous Agri-tourism destination and working farm.
- Nestled on 164 acres of scenic farmland in Ottawa’s greenbelt only 15 minutes from downtown conveniently located directly off Highway 416
- Free onsite parking for approximately 90 to 100 cars (or large bus parking area for multiple buses)
- Currently offer upgraded & heated bathroom trailer with two units (and accessible porta-potty)
- Mamawi (Indoor Lodge) that fits approx. 160 people seated with small stage and fireplace
- Access to onsite Marketplace with authentic Indigenous arts, crafts and culinary for your guests to browse and purchase
- Group picnic areas
- Please note that all group bookings are a minimum of 20 with exception of our catered meals with minimum group of 30. We recommend a maximum of 50 in most of our group bookings and larger groups may need multiple stations/experiences to rotate. Some performances like Feel the Heartbeat and Celebration of Indigenous Spirit can accommodate larger groups.
New! Lady Dive has new owners and a new winter tour
Amphibus Lady Dive has new owners, Léon Dufour Harris and Étienne Cameron, who both have a great history with the company and are ready to show off the beautiful city of Ottawa.
Starting this Winter season, Amphibus Lady Dive is commencing Cobblestone - Ottawa Bus Tours, providing Hop-on, Hop-off Tours for 1 hour and 10 minutes in heated Vintage Buses, decorated in lights! These unique multilingual guided tours of Canada’s capital let you appreciate Ottawa’s historic scenery from every possible angle. The tours are narrated from start to finish and are available in English and French. The tour will start (stop 1) from 74 George St in the ByWard Market, in front of The Grand.
Highlights & Stops Include:
- Confederation Park – near the Annual Winterlude Festival in February
- Mill Street Brewery
- Canadian War Museum
- Canadian Museum of History
- Parliament Hill
- Jacques-Cartier Park - Annual Winterlude Festival in February
- Prime Minister's Residence
- Rideau Hall-Governor General Residence
- Royal Canadian Mint
- ByWard Market
- Lansdowne Park/The Glebe (Rideau Canal Stop!)
- Dow’s Lake (Rideau Canal Stop 2)
- Canadian Museum of Nature
- Elgin Street & Sparks Street
- Christmas Lights!
- World Famous Rideau Canal
New! Ottawa Tourism branding
You may have noticed our new logo, the radiant “O”! Discover how Ottawa Tourism celebrates its vibrant, welcoming, and diverse identity as a destination through its brand story as this update involves way more than just a logo. We are excited by how our refreshed brand represents Ottawa’s identity as confident, playful, welcoming, and easygoing. View the evolution.