Type: Tours around Ottawa
Departs From: Ottawa
Meeting Point: Grayline kiosk, corner of Sparks Street and Elgin Street
Duration: 4 hours and 30 minutes
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Product Code: 2225
Discover the splendor of the Fall Foliage aboard Ottawa's most exciting and extensive tour of the world famous Gatineau Park. Your two and a half-hour tour takes you through magnificent Gatineau Hills renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and fall colors.
Along the tour, you will enjoy three photo stops. Pink Lake, known for its rare beauty and unusual ecology, Champlain Lookout renowned for its breathtaking view of the Ottawa River Valley, and the Mackenzie King Estate, where one can explore the picturesque ruins and the romantic gardens of the grand old estate. Also located on the estate is a museum on Canada's tenth Prime Minister, William Lion Mackenzie King. Or visit the Moorside Tea Room where one can enjoy an afternoon tea.
- Meals and drinks
- Tips and gratuities
- Optional activity costs
- Prices are per person
- Child prices are valid for children ages 11 and below.
Kate K., Canada
A leaf tour of the Gatineaus is a great idea in theory-- too bad there aren't more tour options (and fewer cars in the park) at that time of year. In this case, the weather was beautiful, the driver and tour guide were both good, though the overall tour itself (both the route and the overall experience) were just OK. The tour seemed to be sold out (and seemed to be subcontracted to a different company than the one that originally advertised it) so it was crowded. The first rickety trolley actually broke down early on, which caused disorganized delays. The replacement trolley was even older and more rickety and uncomfortable--especially since now there were more tourists than wooden seats, and some people had to stand. As for the rest of the tour, kudos that the guides got back on track as best they could and hurriedly drove around to familiar spots in the Gatineaus. The pace of driving vs stops was a bit odd (sometimes too rushed, sometimes too slow), though the mechanical problems may have thrown people off their game. In general, more emphaisis on specific scenic areas (with colourful leaves) and better paced stops might improve the tour, as well as upgrades to the fleet… One suspects it isn't the last time such mechanical problems will happen to those 'quirky' vehicles. Fun to look at from the outside, but.