Begin your Ottawa sightseeing with the fun hop-on-hop-off city tour (called the Discover the Capital Tour), aboard either London-style open top double-decker buses or turn-of-the-century historic trolleys. Hop off at any one of the 15 stops, spend as much time as you want, and hop back again. Take your pick from Parliament Hill, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Notre Dame Basilica, the oldest church in Ottawa, Rideau Hall, the famous Canada Aviation Museum and Byward Market.
Get the most comprehensive insight into Ottawa on this great-value tour.
22 Apr - 14 Oct: Daily every hour starting from 10 am to 4 pmDuration
Your hop-on hop-off ticket is valid for 1 day or 2 consecutive days from first useStart time
Buses depart every hour starting from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Duration: Your hop-on hop-off ticket is valid for 1 day or 2 consecutive days from first use
The tour officially starts on the corner of Sparks and Elgin Streets; however you can hop on at any of over 15 stops located throughout the National Capital Region. You must exchange your voucher for a boarding pass at the Gray Line kiosk at Sparks & Elgin Streets.
You can hop off at any of the designated stops along the way
You will be picked up from your downtown hotel and taken to the Gray Line red ticket booth on the corner of Sparks and Elgin St, Ottawa, to exchange your voucher for a boarding pass.
Although the tour officially starts on the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe Streets, you can hop on at any of over 15 stops located throughout the National Capital Region of Ottawa. The Discover the Capital Hop On Hop Off city tour runs in a continuous circle daily, from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
Board either London-style open top double-decker or turn-of-the-century historic trolleys, and an award-winning professional driver and guide will introduce you to the history and excitement that is Ottawa. With a ticket validity, feel free to tour Ottawa at your own pace. You could either spread the tour over three days, or continue to stay on the bus for the entire length of the two-hour fully narrated tour.
Tour highlights include:
• Parliament Hill: Federal government buildings are located here.
• Canadian Museum of Civilization: This Museum presents over 10,000 years of Canada's pre-history, history and culture.
• Notre Dame Basilica: The Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica is the oldest church in Ottawa and the seat of the city's Catholic archbishop.
• Rideau Hall:This is the official residence of the Governor General of Canada.
• Canadian Aviation Museum: See one of the world's finest collections of vintage aircraft here. The museum's collection spans a wide variety of civilian and military aircraft, representing the history of Canadian aviation from the pioneer era before the WWI up to the present day.
• RCMP Stables: See where the horse of the famous Musical Ride are kept at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Stables.
• Byward Market: The historic Byward Market is a colorful mosaic of farmers' market stalls, shops, galleries, cafés and clubs, located just east of Parliament Hill.
You can hop off at any of the designated stops along the way.
You can end the tour at your chosen destination and as per your convenience.
You must exchange your voucher for a boarding pass at the Gray Line kiosk at Sparks & Elgin Streets.
The local operator offers a hotel pick-up service to the voucher exchange point, to use this please call the number on your voucher to arrange. You will need to pay $5.00 cash to the driver to use the service. Hotel pick-ups are done ONLY in the mornings between 9:00am and 10:00am depending on the location of the hotel. We only do downtown core hotels upon request.
We had 3 friends from London here for 4 days and with the 3-day p-ass, they got to see Ottawa and do all the exploring they wanted, including all the tulip festival spots - could...David H Roth, Canada, 22/May/2016
We had an excellent time! The tour guide Felix was excellent, informative and funny. Kudos must go to the bus driver, as he did extremely well to get in and about all sorts of...Alexander r Donald, Canada, 19/Jul/2014
Trip was very informative. Each guide giving different perspectives Of the city. The younger guide had a great sense of humor . Would recommend only English spoken and other...Sylviakellu , Canada, 14/Sep/2013