Visit the nearby University of Ottawa


The Westin Ottawa is situated on the Rideau Canal, near popular attractions like the Rideau Centre Shopping Mall and the University of Ottawa. Make us your home away from home and stay steps from the spires of Parliament Hill, near international embassies and corporate offices. Our hotel is connected to the Shaw Convention Centre, one of the largest such facilities in Ottawa. Downtown Ottawa is easy to navigate on foot and it offers world-class entertainment as well as a variety of cultural and athletic attractions. Experience the city like a local with insider tips curated especially for our hotel guests.

On-Site Outlets
WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio

WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio

Maintain your fitness regimen with our state-of-the-art WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio.

Indoor Heated Saltwater Pool


Indoor Heated Saltwater Pool

Mon-Sun: 6:30 AM-10:00 PM


Towels provided



Alongside our indoor pool

Towels provided at whirlpool

WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio

Maintain your fitness regimen at your own pace with our state-of-the-art WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio.

WestinWorkOUT Fitness Studio

Indoor Heated Saltwater Pool

Escape the rigors of the day with a plunge in our indoor saltwater pool. No matter the weather, it's the perfect place to relax and unwind.

Indoor Heated Saltwater Pool

Peloton Bikes

Empowering you to maintain and enhance your routine while on the road, our WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio now offers the state-of-the-art Peloton bike.

WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio


From May to September, rent a BMW bike for up to 4 hours from the Concierge Desk for $10.00. All proceeds will benefit our local children’s hospital. See the concierge desk for more information.



We know that maintaining a running routine can be challenging when traveling. Join our RunWESTIN Concierge for a 5km guided run or 3km guided walk during your stay!


From December to March, rent a pair of Bauer Hockey skates from the Concierge Desk for up to 4 hours. Skate rentals are $10.00 and all proceeds will benefit our location children’s hospital. See the concierge desk for more information. Rent a pair of Bauer hockey skates and explore Ottawa by ice with The Westin Ottawa’s SkateWESTIN program. The 7.8 km Rideau Canal Skateway is perfectly situated at our front steps and the Sens Rink of Dreams is just a short walk from the hotel. All proceeds from the SkateWESTIN Program will benefit our local children’s hospital, CHEO!

Shopping at The Rideau Centre Shopping Mall

Enjoy immediate access to Ottawa’s premier shopping destination, where 180 of the biggest names in fashion, beauty, and entertainment can be found on the other side of an indoor walkway. At Rideau Centre, you can peruse the racks at upscale boutiques like Coach, Lacoste, Marciano, and Swarovski before recharging over lunch at The Exchange. Take in a movie at Empire Theatres or stick to your workout routine at the fitness center. Open seven days a week, Rideau Centre provides the perfect escape for anyone wishing to indulge in retail therapy.

CF Rideau Centre

The ByWard Market

The ByWard Market is Ottawa’s number one tourist attraction, and is the premier destination for shopping, dining, arts, entertainment and professional services for residents and visitors. While you're in the heart of the city don't miss the opportunity to visit the historical ByWard Market. Unique eclectic shops, boutiques and restaurants offer something for everyone. Experience the small neighbourhood feel in secluded courtyards or find high quality, trend setting products on our bustling streets. Unique shops, restaurants and nightclubs surround a thriving outdoor market featuring fresh flowers, fruits and vegetables and local artisans.

Byward Market

Explore our Backyard

Lace up your walking shoes and hit one of these top routes. Wanderers at heart will love the 370-plus miles of pathways throughout Ottawa that pass some of the major sites of the city. Many of these miles are found along the two main routes, the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal. For the fitness trackers out there, that’s a lot of steps for your FitBit to count!

Frequently Asked Questions