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Atop Parliament Hill, the Parliament Buildings are ready for you to explore. You’re free to visit the grounds, with lots of historical statues, neo-gothic buildings looming over you, and an expansive view over the river. With a guided tour, you can visit some of the key buildings’ interiors where you’ll see democracy in action.
The Peace Tower is the central tower in the building complex and acts as a beautiful backdrop for the Changing of the Guard ceremony that take place during the summer months. Plus, the Tower is a literal backdrop for the Sound and Light Show, projected at night onto the buildings.
Between the Parliament Buildings and the impressive Château Laurier Hotel, there are the highest single set of locks on the entire Rideau Canal system. They provide not only a lift of 24 m for boats, but also a beautiful place to stroll.
The National Gallery of Canada is just around the bend. Its beautiful entrance ramp looks back over the library of the Parliament Buildings, as you start your visit. There is international art of all kinds here, all the way from Middle Ages to contemporary. Across the river is the Museum of Civilization. Its atrium filled with indigenous totem poles from the West Coast of Canada is very impressive for visitors of all ages. And that’s only the start for your visit there.
The Rideau Canal is a remarkable boating mecca in the summer, as people bring all kinds of crafts right through the city. In the winter, the Rideau Canal is the world’s largest naturally frozen ice rink.
Hungry yet? The ByWard Market is Ottawa’s premier destination for shopping, dining, arts and entertainment. It is home to both a local farmers’ market with over 260 stands, as well as 600 businesses. You will be spoiled for choice: pubs, restaurants, bars, cafés and food trucks are all here, ready to feed you.
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Centretown is the place where locals and visitors congregate together. Young professionals, civil servants and university students all flock to the same local bars. Since this neighbourhood is only a few close steps away from all the popular sights, this popular hotspot should be the start of your trip to Ottawa.
With a variety of restaurants along Elgin Street and Bank Street, you’re sure to satisfy that hunger from all the walking you’ll be doing. Once you’ve had your fill of food, get your fill of the arts and culture at the Canadian Museum of Nature.
On a warm summer day, grab a blanket, and dine alfresco at Confederation Park. Many make this their place to simply relax and people-watch. This peaceful place is one of the capital’s main parks for events and hosts the Ottawa International Jazz Festival, Canada Day celebrations, and Winterlude.
If you want to speed up the pace, rent a bike and ride down the neighbourhood’s bike lanes. This pedestrian-friendly area is perfect for exploring Ottawa’s Centretown.
Don’t miss the chance to explore Centretown when you fly from Saint John to Ottawa.
Known for its charming streets and eccentricity, the Glebe is one of Ottawa’s most visited neighbourhoods. Just beyond the downtown’s busy streets, you’ll find a community that is warm and welcoming.
From fine restaurants and shops, to festivals and events, this neighbourhood has it all. Stop in at one of the beautiful storefronts and pick up a souvenir or two to bring back with you to Saint John. After a little shopping, rest in one of the lush parks that are close by.
After a little snooze in the park, catch a new flick at the MayFair Theatre on Bank Street, Ottawa’s oldest active movie theatre. Just a few blocks away is Ottawa’s Farmers’ Market at Landsdowne Park. Here, you can pick up locally-grown produce or freshly baked goods from one of the vendors.
Staying on Bank Street, the Glebe’s main street, will serve up a delicious variety of dining options that cater to all tastes and budgets. Ottawa’s diversity is reflected through its wide variety of cuisine offerings from across the globe. Enjoy an authentic dish from Ethiopia, Mexico, Italy, and much more, all in the Glebe.
Travel from Saint John to Ottawa and discover Ottawa’s cultural diversities in the Glebe.
Fly non-stop from Saint John Airport (YSJ) to Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW). Saint John to Ottawa flight time is 1 hour and 30 minutes on average. The distance from Saint John to Ottawa is 765 km / 475 mi.
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Porter’s check-in desk is located in the departures area.
Saint John Airport (YSJ) is about 17 km / 11 mi from downtown Saint John.
Taxi from downtown costs about $30 CAD. Limousine service is also available.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) is about 10 km / 6 mi from downtown Ottawa.
Car rental services are available in the Parkade, across the street from the passenger terminal of Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW).
Take the OC Transpo 97 Airport / Bayshore and Bells bus from the pick-up spot outside the arrivals area. The fare is $3.65 CAD.
Taxis to downtown cost about $35 CAD. Car service costs about $90 CAD.