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Ottawa Walking Tours

#5 of 43 Tours in Ottawa
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Address: 100 Florence St, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5N2, Canada
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+1 613-799-1774
09:30 - 21:00
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Sun 18:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 21:00

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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The great way to visit Ottawa

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 :)

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 November 2016
Anna P
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Though Ottawa is my hometown, I was surprised by how much I didn't know about it. Thankfully, owner Craig MacDonald was there to fill in the gaps. We had visitors from Michigan. That's the reason we arranged the tour, and I am so glad that we did. We were able to "stop and smell the roses" and learn about buildings... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We only had 1 day in Ottawa and thought a tour that advertised seeing the major historic landmarks would be an efficient way to see the city. Unfortunately, we were disappointed. The tour guide was 45 minutes late! We then spent 1.5 hours going around the block, where we spent much of that time on a commercial pedestrian walkway. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We met across the street from the changing of the guard ceremony at the Terry Fox sculpture. Our tour guide was Katherine. She is very knowledgeable and well versed in Ottawa history. Tour lasted about two hours. Would highly recommend the tour if you want an overview of the government's buildings and how the Canadian branches of government work. We... More 

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