Choose our accommodations in Ottawa, Canada’s national capital, to begin exploring the tapestry of Canadian history, inspiring architecture and the big, beautiful outdoors.
Steps away from our Ottawa hotels, the Canadian Museum of Civilization provides you an introduction to the Great White North: 20,000 years of human history, beginning with the First Peoples' Hall and continuing to Face to Face: The Canadian Personalities Hall. Travel across the Ottawa River to Parliament Hill, home to Canada's House of Commons and the Senate, to witness the ceremony of the Changing of the Guards and view the stunning architecture of the Peace Tower.
Don’t forget to make time to appreciate nature's creation! Amazingly, an outdoor paradise can be found just a short drive from our Ottawa lodging. Gatineau Park boasts over 89,000 acres of pristine woods and lakeside beaches. Nearby is Camp Fortune, which offers five ski slopes in the winter and the Aerial Experience in the summer: an obstacle courses of zip lines and suspended bridges. For a slightly more urban natural escape, don’t pass up Chaudière Falls, a set of cascades and a waterfall at a point where the Ottawa River narrows, conveniently located right in the Ottawa-Gatineau metropolitan area.
Back in the city limits, you can take a kayak out on the Rideau Canal (or skate during winter; it’s the world’s largest ice rink!). If you’re looking for the ultimate in relaxation, go fishing or stroll the banks of Dow’s Lake on Rideau Canal. For a taste of the outdoors while indoors, visit Dominion Arboretum with its three greenhouses and ample grounds ideal for walking, biking, or simply enjoying your day. Then, follow your nose the ByWard Market for a sweet beavertail pastry as you shop the local booths. Whether you have a day or a month to spend in Ottawa, we guarantee there is no shortage of things to do and see near our Marriott hotels.