Area & Activities

Explore Ottawa

Old World charm and modern sophistication blend seamlessly here in Ottawa; there are countless things to do, see, and experience during your visit. Downtown Ottawa boasts a visitor-friendly layout that is small enough to explore extensively on foot, but large enough to offer world-class athletic, cultural, and entertainment-related attractions.

The Westin Ottawa is ideally situated just steps from the dreamy spires of Parliament Hill, the seat of Canada's federal government, as well as major corporate offices and embassies. We're also connected to the Shaw Centre, for guests planning to attend events there.Weekends last longer at The Westin Ottawa! Experience the city like a local, with a collection of best-kept secrets and things to do - curated especially for our hotel guests.

Upcoming Weather




Upcoming Weather
Rideau Canal in the Wintertime


Explore Ottawa by ice along the 7.8 km Rideau Canal Skateway.   


Shopping at The Rideau Centre Shopping Mall

Enjoy immediate access to Ottawa’s premier shopping destination.


Local Area & Activity Highlights

University of Ottawa

The University of Ottowa is less than one kilometre away from The Westin Ottawa, making us an ideal destination for those planning a visit. Stroll from our hotel to the University of Ottawa in less than 15 minutes.     


Local Attractions

Dow's Lake Ottawa

1001 Queen Elizabeth Drive

3.4 miles from hotel

Rideau Canal

0.1 miles from hotel

Rideau Hall

1 Sussex Drive

2.5 miles from hotel

Royal Canadian Mint

320 Sussex Drive

0.6 miles from hotel