Destination guide

The arty area of Ottawa awaits your stay

Come and experience Ottawa and its museums, art galleries and live music. Travellers especially like the sporting events, local tours and shopping in this walkable and welcoming city. Local cultural sights include National Gallery of Canada and Canadian War Museum. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in Ottawa

Are you searching for attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Ottawa a fun place to get away to. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Camp Fortune (9.4 mi / 15.2 km)
  • Vincent Massey Park (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Nepean Sportsplex (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Capital Golf Centre (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Sommet Edelweiss (17.3 mi / 27.8 km)
  • Eco-Odyssee (17.6 mi / 28.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Ottawa

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Ottawa is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Confederation Park (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Garden of the Provinces and Territories (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Major's Hill Park (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Dundonald Park (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Jacques Cartier Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Strathcona Park (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Ottawa

Fly into Ottawa, ON (YOW-Macdonald-Cartier Intl.), the closest airport, located 6.9 mi (11.1 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Ogdensburg, NY (OGS-Ogdensburg Intl.), which is 52.1 mi (83.9 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Ottawa Station or Ottawa Fallowfield Station to see more of the city. It's easy to get around Ottawa by catching a ride on the metro at Bayview Station, Carling Station or Carleton Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Ottawa?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 326 holiday lettings around Ottawa. From 16 cottages to 113 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a city-centre property in Ottawa?

If you love the thought of bounding out of bed and coming across shops, cafes and bars within mere minutes, then you've just got to book a place in the city centre. HomeAway has 69 city centre holiday rentals available. Alternatively, you may be searching for something different. HomeAway has loads of options to pick from, including:

  • 18 water-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 14 lakefront holiday accommodation options.
  • 13 village holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Ottawa?

Our house holiday rentals are real accommodation for real travellers. With loads of space to spread out, they're perfect if you want to experience life like a local. There are 164 options currently available on HomeAway. Prices begin at £13 per night. If that doesn't match your posse's taste, we've got a range of different self-catering accommodation options to pick from, such as:

  • Apartment: 75 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £39 per night.
  • Condo: 72 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £34 per night.
  • Hotel: 55 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £59 per night.

Can I stay in Ottawa in a large group?

Nothing beats reuniting with old work colleagues or spending a few nights with your loved ones in a fantastic new place. And the best thing, HomeAway has options to suit you. House holiday rentals are the most popular choice here for large groups of guests. Our database presently has 35 available. If you are hoping to stay with a large group, the holiday rentals that can cater to you include:

  • Are you looking for rentals that can fit 6 guests? We have 85 that will be ideal. The prices start from £40 per night.
  • Need a holiday property for 8 people? We have 48 that will work well. Prices start from £32 per night.
  • Searching for places for rent to suit 5 people? You'll be thrilled to hear we have 45 that will fit the bill. You can grab one for as little as £45 per night.

So don't fret! When you travel with us you can bring along your mom, your cousin and all your pals to Ottawa.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Ottawa?

Cut down on those hefty accommodation expenses with a little help from HomeAway. You'll find a range of unique holiday rentals and save heaps! Aylmer is an awesome area to investigate if you want to keep a handle on your budget. HomeAway has 29 holiday rentals, and the average price is a very affordable £80 per night. There are another 14 HomeAway holiday rentals waiting to be booked in or around Westboro. The average price in this area is £91 per night.

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