Sightseeing on the Ottawa River
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Trip at a Glance
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Boat Tour, Sightseeing
Departure Day(s) and Time(s)
Jacques Cartier Park Wharf in Gatineau or the base of the Rideau Canal locks
Live commentary in English and French, audio guide in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Korean and Mandarin, free tour map, boat cruise
Snacks and beverages available for purchase, full service bar
- Cruise the river aboard the national capital region's premier vessel.
- View the Parliament Buildings, the Prime Minister's residence and other city attractions.
- Enjoy the city lights with an evening cruise and live entertainment.
See the capital of Canada in a unique and exciting way on a boat tour along the Ottawa River. This cruise offers full live commentary in English and French and a pre-recorded historical commentary in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Korean and Mandarin.
Climb aboard the premier sightseeing vessel, the Empress of Ottawa to capture spectacular views of some of the city’s main attractions. You will see the Parliament Buildings, the Canadian Museum of History, formerly the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Rideau Falls and the Prime Minister’s residence.
With these landmarks as your backdrop, this fabulous boat tour is the ideal way to tour the Ottawa River. The Empress of Ottawa has daily departures from Jacques Cartier Park Wharf in Gatineau and at the base of the Rideau Canal locks, just below the Parliament Buildings.
Your adventure awaits!
Founded in 2007, we sail the Ottawa River and offer daily sightseeing cruises, as well as evening cruises with live entertainment.
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