Ottawa Tourism

Ottawa is an amazing city, full of interesting things to do and sights to see. We’ve listed a small sample of ideas here, but you can also check out our things-to-do site with Ottawa Tourism for up-to-date information on events and tourist activities taking place during your time at the conference!

*Video courtesy of Ottawa Tourism


While Ottawa has more delicious restaurants than you can shake a stick at, here are a few of our top picks:

Murray Street Kitchen Wine Charcuterie
Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro
Zen Kitchen
Johnny Farina

For more top restaurant picks, check out this Huffington Post article.

Pubs and Nightlife

Ottawa has a number of pubs to quench your thirst after a long day of conferencing. Here are a few of our favourites:

The Lieutenant's Pump
The Fox and Feather Pub and Grill
The Manx
Chez Lucien
Pub Italia

Not too worn out after a full day of conferencing? Check out some of the exciting places and things to do in Ottawa once the lights are down!


Ottawa has a number of galleries and museums. Here are just a few:

National Gallery of Canada
Museum of History
Canadian War Museum

Places that are distinctly Ottawa

Want to see or do something that is disctinctly “Ottawa”? Check out our list below, and visit Ottawa Tourism for even more ideas!

Tour of Parliament
24 Sussex and Rideau Hall
Byward Market
Rideau Canal
Rideau Centre

Cool Digital Tours

Want a guided tour of Ottawa attractions that fits perfectly into your schedule? Check out some of the guided tours you can do using your smartphone!

Rideau Timescapes
Heritage Passages

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