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Private room in Ottawa
Clean, simple private room w/ private bathroom
Welcome to this perfectly located home base for your trip. A simple and clean space for travellers, work, or temporary place to stay. Access many Ottawa attractions from this central location. 5 min walk away from Bank St, another 10-15 min to Elgin St. Parliament and Sparks St is only 20 min walk. Rideau Canal, Rideau centre, Lansdowne are 20-30 minutes away. Plenty of restaurants and stores in Chinatown and Little Italy within walking distance.
G$10,574 GYD per night
Private room in Ottawa
Sunroom Downtown Canal View Second Wind Ottawa!
A block from Elgin restaurants & boutiques, steps to the canal, close to Byward Market, Parliament, the Shaw Centre, and Lansdowne! The Century home, with its beautiful garden and patio and excellent WIFI is set up for both work-from-home and relaxation! Our street is quiet, yet still a short stroll to all the excitement the city has to offer. Pamela and Judith live on site, ready to welcome you to their home.
G$14,654 GYD per night
Serviced apartment in Ottawa
Beautiful Entire Place, Downtown Ottawa 35
The place is located 4min walk to Ottawa Byward Market, Ottawa University, 8min walk to Parliament and 4min walk to the Rideau Mall and Shaw Center. Most touristic sites are within 7min walk. It's a very central location to discover Downtown Ottawa. Public parking is available for $12/day and only 4min walk to the place.
G$14,454 GYD per night

Ottawa house rentals

Private room in Ottawa
⭐Cozy and Simple bedroom 5mins walk to uO
G$14,743 GYD per night
Private room in Ottawa
Spacious room in downtown Ottawa. Room #1
G$15,602 GYD per night
Private room in Ottawa
Cozy bedroom in Sutton place - D
G$8,292 GYD per night
Private room in Ottawa
Large window cozy quiet bedroom- B
G$7,382 GYD per night

Your guide to Ottawa

All About Ottawa

Sitting on the banks of the scenic Ottawa River in southern Ontario, Canada’s capital city boasts beautiful parks and waterways, a mix of traditional and modern architecture, and world-class museums. At Ottawa’s heart is the magnificent Parliament Hill, featuring Gothic Revival buildings that are home to Canada’s government, and the iconic 300-foot Peace Tower, which you can climb for spectacular views of the city. The expansive lawns on the hill play host to many national celebrations and shows throughout the year.

Winding through the center of Ottawa is the 125-mile Rideau Canal — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — connecting the Ottawa River to Lake Ontario. The waterway is popular for boating in the warmer months, and you can cycle or stroll the paths along its banks. A five-mile stretch freezes over in winter and becomes the world’s largest naturally frozen ice-skating rink. Ottawa is also home to the National Gallery of Canada, where you’ll find the country’s biggest collection of Indigenous art. Other highlights include the Canadian Children’s Museum, the Canadian Museum of History, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Ottawa

The most pleasant time to stay in a vacation rental in Ottawa is between March and May, when the city bursts into color and the days are mostly mild. The Canadian Tulip Festival in May sees millions of flowers blooming all over the city. June through August is the hottest period in Ottawa. And in late June, one of Ottawa’s largest music festivals attracts local and international jazz musicians for 10 days of concerts on outdoor stages around town.

Temperatures drop in autumn, and rain is likely, but the changing colors in the leafy city parks are spectacular. In winter, Ottawa is cold and snowy, with temperatures often dropping well below zero. Still, you can bring warm layers and enjoy the popular Winterlude in February, one of the biggest winter festivals in the world, with live music, ice skating shows, an artisan market, and an international ice carving contest.

Top things to do in Ottawa

ByWard Market

Explore the city’s biggest market, which is full of life day and night. It features Canada’s oldest farmers’ market with stalls selling fresh produce, cheeses, and bread. You’ll find arts and crafts stalls, boutiques, galleries, and restaurants here too. You can also taste a favorite local treat, a deep-fried pastry covered in sweet toppings like sugar and cinnamon. Live music and street performers often appear at the market.

Parliament Hill

The imposing Parliament Hill rises above the city, topped by the Gothic Revival buildings of Canada’s government. You can take a guided visit inside, but there’s much to enjoy outside as well. Every morning in summer, you can see the changing of the guards ceremony, and then in the evening, return to see the striking Sound and Light multimedia show projected on the buildings.

National Gallery of Canada

The art starts even before you even go inside, thanks to the spectacular prism-like glass towers of this ultra-modern building. Once inside, you can browse around one of the largest art museums in North America, with galleries displaying Indigenous and Canadian art, photography, sound sculptures, as well as many temporary exhibitions throughout the year. You can enter for free every Thursday night from 5 until 8.

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