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Sightseeing on the Ottawa River

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

  • Activities

    Boat Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    Custom Price
  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Contact guide

  • Starting Location

    Jacques Cartier Park Wharf in Gatineau or the base of the Rideau Canal locks

  • Price Includes

    Live commentary in English and French, audio guide in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Korean and Mandarin, free tour map, boat cruise

  • Notes

    Snacks and beverages available for purchase, full service bar

Highlights

  • 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.

Guide

Trip Info

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.

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