is beautiful. We host the
most festivals of any city:
experience the tulip festival
in the spring, the beer and
rib festival in the summer
and our famous Winterlude
festival in February, along
with more than 12 other festivals
in between! Ottawa has extensive
National Parks land for biking
and walking all year round,
and the longest skating rink
in the world (the frozen
Rideau Canal). Come and discover
our fabulous restaurants
and night life found in quaint
corners all over the city,
all within easy walking distance
of McGee’s Inn.
Biking is one of the favorite sports of Ottawa. Whether you bike on the Ottawa River, the Canal or through some of the historic areas of Ottawa, you are sure to have a great time. On Sunday the Airport Parkway, the River Parkway and Colonel By Drive are closed to traffic and used for outdoor activities such as biking. You can also mountain bike on many of the various bike trails in the Gatineau Hills. Follow this link for renting bicycles or bring your own (don't forget a lock and helmet).
**Don't forget to pick up your discounted Canadian War Museum tickets, Canadian Museum of Civilization or GreyLine Trolley Tour tickets at McGee's Inn.
Canada’s Capital Museums Passport offers admission to Ottawa–Gatineau’s nine national museums over a period of 7 days from the 1st museum visit and a 20% discount on a performance at the National Arts Centre.
Canada Agriculture Museum
Canada Aviation Museum
Canada Science and Technology Museum
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Canadian Museum of Nature
Canadian War Museum
Laurier House National Historic Site of Canada
National Gallery of Canada*
Royal Canadian Mint
National Arts Centre**
* Does not include admission to special exhibitions.
** 20% discount for adults (50% discount for children) on theatre, dance or orchestra subscription performances.
Subject to availability; certain restrictions apply.
Individual: $30 including taxes (value of $55)
Family*: $75 including taxes (value of $130)
The Museums Passport is available at any of the nine participating museums and the Capital Infocentre, at World Exchange Plaza: 111 Albert Street/111, rue Albert.
Here are a few links
to help you plan
Sacred sounds and enticing aromas invite you to leave your stress at the door. This urban sanctuary is a full service dayspa offering ancient healing therapies, advanced skin care and holistic treatments designed to create harmony and balance. Ateam of International and highly trained Skin care, Massage,Body Therapist and Hair Stylists, guarantee the Holtz standard of excellence. Holtz Spa is Ottawa's ultimate escape!
Santé Restaurant: Superb "globally inspired" cuisine that artfully blends Asian Fusion, classic Mediterranean and fresh Caribbean flavours fora unique taste experience. An exclusive selection of exquisite wines, monthly curated art exhibits and a casually cosmopolitan atmosphere are a perfect setting for business or pleasure. The warm and friendly atmosphere has a fabulous view of the Rideau and Sussex street scapes, a favorite with visitors and locals alike.
Within a 2 minute walk of McGee’s Inn is the Ottawa Little Theatre. A charitable not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization it is professional in style and traditional in tone, Ottawa Little Theatre has been a vital part of the Ottawa Arts Community for 96 years, making it the longest running community theatre in Canada
Inspired by Great food tradition from Southern France, Le Saint-O is a
fine dining French cuisine restaurant. It is recognized by its peers as
elegant, unique, and romantic, offering clients spectacular and unforgettable
experience. Reservations are required.
The Tourist Information office is located opposite the Parliament Buildings
on Wellington Street. It is called the Capital Infocentre - 90 Wellington
Phone: (613) 239-5000 or Toll-free (Canada and USA): 1 800 465-1867
also a great resource for what’s on in Ottawa. You will find everything
from arts and entertainment, sports and shopping to the weather forecast
and maps. You’ll also find valuable links to many other local Ottawa
communities like the Asian Village, Little Italy, The ByWard Market and
as the name suggests, this is your guide for what’s on in Ottawa.
Search through the calendar of events or by festival name. Whatever your
interest, you’ll find it here.
the guide to what is on in the ByWard Market. You’ll find listings
for the best restaurants and boutiques in Ottawa, just a few blocks from
the official site for Parliament Hill. Here you’ll find the info
for what is happening in Parliament and tour hours.
your guide to the National Arts Centre.
you’ll find information about the Casino du Lac Leamy, just the
other side of the river from Ottawa, in Gatineau.
out about the latest visiting art exhibits and everything our National
Art Gallery has to offer.
The Rideau Shopping Centre features over 200 of Ottawa’s finest
retailers. The Rideau Centre is open 9am to 9pm, 7 days a week. It is
located at the West end of Daly Avenue at 50 Rideau Street, ,