The Westin Ottawa


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Old World charm and modern sophistication blend seamlessly here in Ottawa; there are countless things to do, see, and experience during your visit. Downtown Ottawa boasts a visitor-friendly layout that is small enough to explore extensively on foot, but large enough to offer world-class athletic, cultural, and entertainment-related attractions. The Westin Ottawa is ideally situated just steps from the dreamy spires of Parliament Hill, the seat of Canada's federal government, as well as major corporate offices and embassies. We're also connected to the Shaw Centre, for guests planning to attend events there.

Weekends last longer at The Westin Ottawa! Experience the city like a local, with a collection of best-kept secrets and things to do - curated especially for our hotel guests.

Things to do in Ottawa - Rideau Centre

Rideau Centre



Our hotel is conveniently connected to downtown Ottawa's premiere shopping centre, which features 180 retailers and specialty boutiques. The Rideau Centre is also located adjacent to the Shaw Centre, with its 192,000 square feet of meeting and exhibition space.


Parliament Hill


A visit to Parliament Hill should be at the top of your list of things to do here in Ottawa. Attracting more than three million visitors each year, it's one of the city's most popular attractions. Enjoy a stroll, or take a guided tour of the grounds and monuments. Visiting downtown Ottawa in the summer? Don't miss Parliament Hill's annual Sound and Light Show.

Things to do in Ottawa - Parliament Hill
Things to do in Ottawa - ByWard Market

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ByWard Market


Take time to explore Canada's oldest continually operating farmers' market, located just a short walk from the hotel. Open year-round, ByWard Market features locally grown produce, specialty foods, buskers, and more. The surrounding neighbourhood is home to a variety of popular bars and restaurants.

Ottawa Museums

Ottawa's cultural diversity has grown immensely in recent years, and its museums offer plenty of things to do in Ottawa during your stay. Some of the most popular museums include:

  • National Gallery of Canada - 11-minute walk | 1.0km / 0.6mi
  • Canadian Museum of Civilization - Five-minute drive | 3.0km / 1.9mi
  • Canadian War Museum - Nine-minute drive | 4.0km / 2.5mi
  • Canada Aviation Museum - 12-minute drive | 4.8km / 3.0mi


Things to do in Ottawa: Canadian War Museum

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Things to do in Ottawa - Canadian Tire Centre

Canadian Tire Centre

20-MINUTE DRIVE | 27.7KM / 17.2MI

Cheer on the home team or your favourite this hockey season. Canadian Tire Centre is home to the NHL Ottawa Senators. The venue also hosts concerts, sporting events and other things to do in Ottawa throughout the year.

Ottawa Festivals

Our downtown Ottawa hotel is also conveniently located near the many celebrated Ottawa festivals that the nation's capital is famous for. Some of the more popular festivals include:


Things to do in Ottawa: RBC Royal Bank Ottawa Bluesfest

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Things to do in Ottawa:  Rivermead Golf Club

Rivermead Golf Club


Westin Ottawa guests have exclusive access to Rivermead Golf Club. Founded in 1910, Rivermead is one of the first private clubs and best golf courses in the National Capital Region. Throughout its history, the Club has hosted many national, provincial and local championship events.

To book tee times at Rivermead, please contact the Concierge.

The Westin Ottawa is a proud sponsor of Ottawa 2017. All year long, Ottawa 2017 will help the capital of Canada celebrate the nation's 150th birthday with immersive experiences to complement national celebrations and annual events.

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We motorcycled up from Southern Ontario to celebrate Labour Day Weekend in the capital and take in some of the 150 Celebrations. Decided to stay at the Westin as we love the beds and the generally high level of service. We weren't disappointed. The hotel is an older building but has been tastefully upgraded and offers spectacular views of Parliament Hill and the National Arts Centre. We were able to park our bikes in the Rideau Centre's parking area which was a little expensive, but was secure and meant we could access it directly from the hotel. They acknowledged my Westin Gold status and upgraded our room. Wow, what a beautiful room with two club chairs to take in the view. We both love squash, but didn't bring our equipment as we were biking. We tried out the Westin Move Well program during our stay and had a tons of fun hitting the ball around and not worrying about packing all the equipment back in our bags afterwards. Great little add-on. Thank you Westin Ottawa. The room was perfect, the service was great and it really made the difference for our stay. See you in July when we are back for a wedding!

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