Ottawa Highlights in Half a Day

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See Ottawa's major attractions and must-see spots by bike, such as Back Falls, Fletcher Wildlife Garden, Rideau Canal, Little Italy and more. This adventure includes a stop for lunch or snack at a local cafe. Ideal for families with younger children or for visitors with limited time to explore Ottawa.


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Meeting Point:
163 Sparks St, Ottawa, ON K1P, Canada (close to O'Conner)
4 hours
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 AM; 1:30 PM
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Get to see Ottawa's must see spots in half a day! Bicycling along the canal pathway, you will hear about the history of the canal, make a short detour visit to the Glebe, pass by some of the Locks, Carleton University and visit beautiful Hog's back Falls.

Continuing on the Rideau Canal, you will visit the spectacular Arboretum, Fletcher Wild Life Garden, and the Experimental Farm and see the Canada Food and Agriculture Museum.

Be ready for a delicious lunch in trendy Little Italy and Dow's Lake.

A short ride will bring you to the beautiful Ottawa River pathway. Bicycling back along Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway to Downtown you will see even more of Ottawa's attractions including the War Museum. Taking a detour to the province of Quebec, you will see a spectacular view of Downtown Ottawa. Bicycling back to our starting point you will see the National Gallery of Canada, Byward Market and the Parliament Hill!


  • Rideau Canal

  • Locks

  • The Glebe/Lansdowne Park

  • Hog's back Falls

  • Experimental Farm

  • Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

  • Fletcher Wild Life Garden

  • Arboretum, Dow's Lake

  • Little Italy, Ottawa River

  • The province of Quebec and the Museum of History,

  • The National Gallery of Canada

  • Byward Market

  • The Parliament Hill

Paths: Rideau Canal Pathway, Experimental Farm Pathway, and Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway

Stops: You will stop at major attraction for 5-10 minutes for sightseeing and taking pictures, and stop at Little Italy for Lunch or snack for 30 minutes.


  • Bicycle and safety helmet rental

  • Tour Guide

  • Bottled water

  • Power Bar snack


  • Entrance fees

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please note

  • Please arrive 15 minutes in advance.

  • For French and Chinese tours: 5 day notice is required.

  • We recommend bringing rain jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses, cash, ID card, emergency contact info, health insurance info.

  • There will be 30 CAD administration fee for cancellations shorter than 5 days. No refunds for any cancellations within 2 days of the tour date.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 6 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • Free cancellation: 3 days or more prior to start date of activity.

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