Holidays to Ottawa

Unique as a North American capital, Ottawa is bilingual. English is the first language of a majority of the population, but French is the first language of a significant number. Staff in most stores and restaurants speak both well and, in general, bilingualism is common. Ottawa is home to many …

Photos from other travellers

How to get to Ottawa

Here's what you need to know about getting to Ottawa. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Ottawa takes 6 hours, 45 minutes.

When to go to Ottawa

Typical Holiday Price

£970 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Ottawa varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - February is the cheapest month to go to Ottawa.

Where to stay in Ottawa

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Ottawa, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Ottawa

Karen | Trip by SkyscannerParliament Hill
Parliament Hill
abdallahh | FlickrRideau Canal
Rideau Canal
Maude Carrier | Trip by SkyscannerByWard Market
ByWard Market
daryl_mitchell | FlickrNational Gallery of Canada
National Gallery of Canada
wchivers1949 | FlickrGatineau Park
Gatineau Park
Dionetian | FlickrCanadian War Museum
Canadian War Museum
patrickd | FlickrMajor's Hill Park
Major's Hill Park
Waltz For Julliette | FlickrCanadian Museum of Nature
Canadian Museum of Nature
Tony Webster | FlickrNational Arts Centre
National Arts Centre

Reviews of Ottawa

Tyson Bramer
Tyson BramerLos Angeles

A wonderful city with great historical buildings and plenty of family activities. The big draw back here is the lack of evening entertainment. The city seems to go to sleep very early.

Lynn Miyu
Lynn MiyuHilo

First time visiting Ottawa! People are so friendly here. Visiting the art gallery downtown and it was amazing!

Laurel W
Laurel WCalgary

As Canada's national capital, Ottawa enjoys a lot of activities and amenities for a small city. The smaller size also makes it easy to get around.

Albert Qian
Albert QianLos Angeles

As a whole, Ottawa is not exciting. But as a government city, it's not supposed to be. Come here for the parliament, Canadian history, and business, and to practice your French -- if you want true excitement, head to Toronto. I was visiting for a conference myself, and noticed the lack of life during my time there. I would come back though.

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