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Ottawa Walking Tours

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Address: Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5N2, Canada
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+1 613-799-1774
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09:30 - 21:00
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Sun 18:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 21:00
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Ottawa Walking Tours is a company dedicated to letting our experienced,...

Ottawa Walking Tours is a company dedicated to letting our experienced, professional guides acquaint you with the history of our beautiful city. Our 2.5 hour guided walks are a must for visitors wanting to get a great overview of the city and learn more about the city’s history, colourful political characters and snap some outstanding photographs. Spend a couple of hours with us exploring our city's past and discovering how the modern city of Ottawa came to be. A must for visitors who want to feel the essence of the Canadian capital

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We had a wonderful time. I rarely do walking tours. But I did this because I brought my boys. I wanted them to have learn something while they were on vacation. It was our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dougkwon26
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Wayne, New Jersey

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Wayne, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful time. I rarely do walking tours. But I did this because I brought my boys. I wanted them to have learn something while they were on vacation. It was our first time in Ottawa. Craig our guide was very knowledgeable and was delight to have guiding us through Ottawa. I recommend this tour to anyone who... More 

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Reviewed 25 January 2017

With seemingly 'free' everything abounding on the web today, it's well worth investing a few precious loonies with one of the highly qualified and engaging guides at Ottawa Walking Tours. My tour was a fascinating look into 'Ottawa behind-the-scenes' you wouldn't discover for 'free', and instantly tailored to the group's interests and passions as our walk progressed. A fantastic enhancement... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

My husband and I did a walking tour of Ottawa with Luis Amador and was so impressed. Luis was: personable, knowledgeable, obviously an experienced guide, however more important to me - an easy going person. We learned so much from him and the fact he spoke Spanish [My 1st language] simply endeared him to me more. Thank you. If you'd... More 

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Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

The great way to visit Ottawa! A lot of information about city, history, culture and sociaty. Amzing guide with big knowlage and ability to creat friendly atmosphere :)

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Thank Anna P
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

My Fiance and I spent a long weekend in Ottawa 2 weeks ago and decided to start it with a walking tour to help us decide where to spend our time over the weekend. Craig was amazing at responding to my emails straight away! He was funny, knowledgeable and took his time when responding to our questions. He recommended an... More 

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

The others booked on our tour didn't turn up so we got the guide to ourselves which was great. We spent the majority of out time in or around the Parliament area, the canal and Byward Market where the tour ended. Our guide was very knowledgeable and had an excellent sense of humour which made the whole thing highly enjoyable.... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This tour is excellent! You get to walk the most important streets around the Parliament and learn about the important buildings and their history, as well as pretty interesting facts. Craig, the owner, was our tour guide and he was awesome! Funny and very knowledgable, he gave us some pretty good recommendations on where to go in Ottawa. Reasonable price... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

A good review of history, architecture and toponomy of the Parliament Hill area. Good value for your money. Even though there wasn’t a tour offered for the day we wanted, we contacted the organization. They did everything to accommodate us. Thank you for a great tour.

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Reviewed 1 October 2016

We were lucky enough to have owner Craig in a small group. He is a local high school history teacher who knows his town and Canadian history. We loved getting the scoop on the fine points of the Canadian governmental system. He's also a student of American government and politics so can astutely point out the differences. Great for American... More 

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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Mr MACDONALD responded quickly to our enquiry some 40 minutes before joining the tour. The tour consisted of 12 people. Mr MACDONALD personalised the tour. The tour was architecturally and historically vey interesting. Mr Macdonald new his stuff. The tour 2 1/2 hrs was easy paced, provided tips on Other stuff to see and finished in the Market right on... More 

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