Book one of our Ottawa hotels to be steps from historic downtown attractions along the Rideau Canal. You can stroll or bike the canal past majestic Parliament buildings overlooking the Ottawa River. In winter, trade your running shoes for ice skates when the Rideau becomes the Rideau Canal Skateway, the world’s largest skating rink.
Our Ottawa hotels are within easy distance of Parliament Hill. Climb to the Peace Tower observation deck for a bird’s-eye view of the Gothic towers and spires of the Parliament buildings, inspired by the British Parliament in London. The panorama below takes in the thriving city, the Ottawa River and the lush Gatineau Hills. When you stay in our hotels in Ottawa, you’ll also be close to the city’s renowned national museums, including the Canadian Museum of Civilization, which documents the history of Canada. The poignant Canadian War Museum was designed by a Japanese-Canadian who was interred here during World War II.
Guests at our Ottawa hotels are close to popular Elgin Street and its collection of pubs and ethnic dining choices. Throughout the city, sidewalk food vendors sell everything from hot dogs and sausages to shawarmas and a local delicacy known as poutine: basically, French fries smothered in gravy and cheese curds. Stroll the rows of market vendors offering souvenirs and handmade goods in Byward Market, and join the locals in savoring the deep-fried, doughy cinnamon-sugar confection known as the Beaver Tail’, sold just outside the market.
Book a room in our Holiday Inn® Ottawa hotels in spring for the Tulip Festival, when tulip beds carpet the city’s public spaces, or in February for Winterlude, when you can join the stream of skaters gliding along the icy Rideau Canal.