Travel between two of Canada’s historic capitals with flights from Québec City to Ottawa.
Ottawa’s Parliament Hill is a must-see on your trip from Québec City. Located within the castle-like buildings on Parliament Hill are the House of Commons, the Senate, and the Library of Parliament. A visit to these lively halls will give you a peek into Canada’s political history.
During your visit, stroll down Metcalfe Street to the Victoria Memorial Museum Building, also known as the Canadian Museum of Nature. The sandstone façade of this National Historic Site is fun for the whole family. A Fossil Gallery and Earth Gallery are among the best known exhibits with visitors.
Explore the remarkable collection of artifacts curated by the museum. In the Fossil Gallery, you can walk among the giant dinosaurs and discover the events leading up to their extinction. Another interesting exhibit, the Earth Gallery takes you into a replica limestone cave for an interactive lesson on the planet’s rocky origins.
Back above ground, you’ll find even more things to do in Ottawa. At the intersection of Elgin Street and Wellington Street is Confederation Square, a tribute to Canada’s military history. Visit the National War Memorial, a monument remembering all Canadians who served the country during times of war.
A short walk down Elgin Street leads to the National Arts Centre (NAC). This world-class performing arts venue hosts both the NAC Orchestra and the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. An evening in this famous theatre is filled with superb renditions of both classical and modern composers.
Fly from Québec City to Ottawa for a momentous tour of Canada’s history.
Follow up your flight from Québec City to Ottawa with an excursion into the hip enclave of ByWard Market.
This charming neighbourhood has been at the centre of Ottawa’s social scene for many years. Founded in 1826, ByWard Market has transformed from a public market to a dynamic mix of trendy shops, restaurants, and nightclubs.
Common sights in the area include dozens of open-air stalls stocked with handcrafted goods and artisanal items. Follow the rows of outdoor vendors to the indoor ByWard Market Square filled with colourful arrangements of fresh flowers, fruits, and vegetables.
Nearby, visitors can indulge in a bit of upscale shopping at the Rideau Centre. Built in the 1980s, the Rideau Centre has expanded into a fully modern, four level shopping centre containing an array of fashion boutiques, complementing the specialty shops in the ByWard Market.
Take a break from shopping in Major’s Hill Park. The scenic green space bridges the ByWard Market neighbourhood with Rideau Canal. Standing between the park’s trees are the majestic steeples of the Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica. The construction of this architectural first opened in 1846, making it one of the oldest churches in the city.
The National Gallery of Canada sits noticeably across the street from the church. It’s hard to miss the massive bronze sculpture of the spider lurking outside this Ottawa art gallery. Step inside and view the gallery’s extensive collection of both contemporary and historical art from Canada’s premier artists.
Explore the historic neighbourhood of ByWard Market when you fly from Québec City to Ottawa.
The Glebe is a quaint neighbourhood located near downtown Ottawa. The Glebe is known for its strong sense of community, firmly rooted in the area’s lively events. Take off for an enthralling escape to the Glebe with flights from Québec City to Ottawa.
Lansdowne Park is the highlight of the neighbourhood. The 18-acre park is a year-round destination for locals and visitors alike. Within the large recreational area are relaxing public spaces and action-packed sporting facilities. At the height of the hockey and football seasons, TD Place Arena and TD Place Stadium come alive with the cheers of Ottawa’s residents.
The ice-rink at TD Place Arena once hosted the hockey games of the Ottawa Senators. Although the Senator’s no longer play here, you can still catch a game from the Ontario Hockey League’s Ottawa 67’s. Nearby, the Aberdeen Pavilion’s sports legacy includes being one of the oldest venues to host Stanley Cup games.
Not to be outdone by the athletes, the community also hosts its own eclectic events. The Great Glebe Garage Sale is a festive shopping spree that has been held in the neighbourhood since 1986. Haggle with the locals and walk away with special keepsakes that could only be found in the Glebe.
Marking the border of the area, Dow’s Lake offers even more fun outdoor activities. The small lake is a great spot to launch a paddleboat into the Rideau Canal. In winter, lace-up your skates and traverse the waterway, which becomes Ottawa’s longest ice rink.
No matter when you fly from Québec City to Ottawa, cap off your visit with a stop in the Glebe.
Fly from Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) to Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW), with a quick connection in Toronto. Québec City to Ottawa flight time is 2 hours and 25 minutes on average. Connection times vary. The distance from Québec City to Ottawa is around 1,070 km / 664 mi.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way.
Porter’s check-in desk is located in the departures area.
Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) is about 16 km / 10 mi from downtown Québec City.
Take the Réseau de Transport de la Capitale 78 bus to the airport stop. The fare is $3.50 CAD.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Taxis from downtown cost about $35 CAD. Car service costs about $85 CAD.
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.