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.
CONNECTED TO OUR HOTEL
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.
NINE-MINUTE WALK | 0.5KM / 0.3MI
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.
NINE-MINUTE WALK | 0.5KM / 0.3MI
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'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
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.
Rivermead Golf Club
21-MINUTE DRIVE | 10KM / 6MI
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 have stayed at this hotel four times in the past eight years during winterlude. We're coming from eastern New York. The hotel is perfectly located. You can walk to several restaurants, all the activities, parliament, churches, museums. The best is the proximity to the canal. Unfortunately this year it was too warm to skate on the canal, we tried but had to give up and then it was closed the rest of the weekend. We've never been here when the staff were not super helpful. We normally come with our two daughters but this year neither could come, but my husband and I still came and had a wonderful time. We ran out of time, we still had things we want to do, next trip!