Ottawa Train Trips
Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, is renown for its beautiful heritage buildings, political landmarks and year-round exciting events.
Here, prominent buildings serve not only as directional landmarks but also as important markers of history.
Parliament of Canada, for example, acts as the centre-piece of Ottawa while representing the heart of the country’s democratic government.
Ottawa is blessed with an abundance of attractions that will highlight any train trip in Eastern Canada.
Bask in the city’s wealth of historic landmarks — from the iconic Parliament Buildings to the Rideau Canal — and marvel at the architectural wonders that house national museums and galleries. The Rideau Canal is a brilliant waterway that cuts through Ottawa’s downtown, and has nearly two centuries of stories to share as you revel in the great outdoors.
Sound and Light ShowWatch Centre Block on Parliament Hill come to life during Mosaika. This exhilarating sound and light show tells Canada’s story, a journey that takes the audience through the country’s vast landscapes and expansive cultures. Don’t miss this free, bilingual show presented nightly in Ottawa, Ontario from July 8 through September 6.
Museums & GalleriesRenowned cultural institutions enlighten Ottawa’s downtown core. The myriad of museums and galleries located within a short walk or drive from Parliament Hill offer a glimpse into everything from Canada’s social and military history to astounding natural wonders and world-class art. The Canadian Museum of History and National Gallery of Canada is housed in amongst some of the most stunning architecture offering world class Canadian and international collections.
Cruise the Rideau CanalDaily sightseeing cruises operate along the UNESCO World Heritage-Listed Rideau Canal from May until October. Enjoy great views of the city from a 300-plus passenger triple deck vessel whilst listening to educational and enthralling stories.
Take a tour of the Parliament Buildings/Changing of the GuardThe Parliament of Canada is open to visitors free of charge, seven days a week. Take a guided tour of Centre Block, attend live debates, explore the Peace Tower and Memorial Chamber or watch the Changing of the Guard. This ceremony began as a morning routine on the Hill in 1959, and has since turned into an annual tradition involving a regimental band and pipers.
Explore the CountrysideIf you have a few days, rural Ottawa and the surrounding countryside offers fascinating sites, attractions and activities. There are several routes that you can take following the Rideau Canal as it winds its way out of downtown and south to small villages, towns and farmland. Or, head west to Canada’s biggest themed waterpark, golf courses and vineyards.
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