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Ottawa Winter Tours



There's more to Ottawa than just Canadian politics! With the Gatineau Hills right outside of the city, ski, snowboard, and snow tube attractions are just a short distance away. Plus, with the annual Winterlude festival and the world's largest skateway right in the heart of downtown, there's no shortage of fun to be had in the Canadian capital. Put on your tuques and get ready for a student trip to remember!

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Sample itinerary for Ottawa winter trips


  • Begin your discovery of Canada's capital city on an orientation tour of Parliament Hill with your tour leader. Discover the Canadian Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Famous Five Monument, the Victoria Statue, the Centennial Flame and much more.
  • Learn everything there is to know about the Canadian parliamentary system during a guided tour of the House of Commons, the East Block or the Senate of Canada.
  • Head out to Sommet Edelweiss for an evening of snow tubing down its slippery slopes.


  • Ride along the Mile of History on Sussex Drive to see the Prime Minister's home, the Rideau Falls, and a handful of embassies along the way.
  • What does the Governor General do? Find out during a guided tour of Rideau Hall.
  • Recharge your batteries during some free time at the ByWard Market, one of Canada’s oldest and largest public markets.
  • Get ready to adventure through the Gatineau Park, and embark on an exciting snowshoeing excursion.
  • Settle into your seats for puck drop and root for the Ottawa Senators at an NHL hockey game at the Canadian Tire Centre.


  • Explore themes from Aboriginal art to the history of the Zamboni at the architecturally impressive Canadian History Museum.
  • Tour the Supreme Court of Canada to learn about the past, present and future of the highest tribunal in the country.
  • Lace up your skates and hop onto the world’s largest skating ring! Yup, the Rideau Canal Skateway has 7.8 kilometers of fun to be explored, have fun!
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Combo with Montréal & Québec

Turn this into a 7 day trip and hit up 3 Canadian winter-friendly cities.


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