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Ottawa City Tour by Land and Water

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Travel across Ottawa’s land and water on this amphibus tour. You’ll learn about the history and architecture of Canada’s capital with a guide, who points out landmarks you might have missed on your own. After a tour of the charming streets, descend on the amphibious vehicle  into the Ottawa River for a rare view of the cityscape. Choose from multiple departure times to best suit your schedule.
  • Guide provides an entertaining history of Canada’s capital
  • Amphibus tour: See the cityscape and National Gallery from the Ottawa River
  • Visit monuments and landmarks often missed by visitors
  • Choose from 7 departure times throughout the day
What to Expect
The tour begins at the intersection of Sparks and Elgin Street, just steps away from Parliament Hill. Climb aboard a convertible land-to-water amphibious and settle in for a 1-hour tour of Ottawa and Gatineau. Listen to entertaining live commentary as you pass famous landmarks including the Canadian Parliament, the National Gallery, and the Prime Minister’s residence. The on-board guide ensures you see unmarked and lesser-known points of interest that visitors often miss. Once you’ve explored the city streets, the amphibious descends into the Ottawa River. From the water, enjoy rare panoramic views of the cityscape. Pass the capital’s three iconic bridges as the guide provides the historical background you won’t find in the guidebooks. After the bus makes its way out of the water, take a scenic ride over the Rideau Canal and end the tour back at Parliament Hill.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Sparks Street and Elgin Street
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Amphibus tour
  • Bilingual guide
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Lovely trip around town and into the river. Great sites to see. Very enjoyable for all ages :) My son is 11 and enjoyed all the sites and it was just so beautiful.
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Non stop ear splitting chatter, in two languages. Utterly distracts from the sites. Should have taken an uncurated bus pass instead.
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A thoroughly informative 90 minute tour of the city, we would not see if left to our own devices. Marcel was engaging and good at his job. One to undertake.
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The tour was for a full hour and covered most of the main sites in Ottawa and having the water tour was the extra bonus. It is always worth seeing a city from the water and Ottawa was worth it as well.
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Fun tour with all the important highlights of Ottawa! Catie was a great guide who absolutely knew her facts, helped out all the passengers with some nice photos and who was easy to listen to. The only improvement point would be to ideally drive a bit slower as the info felt
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