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The Westin Ottawa
11 Colonel By Drive · OttawaOntarioK1N 9H4 · Canada  • Phone: 613-560-7000 · Hotel Reservations: 888-627-8528
Local Time: 4:48 AM • Weather: Overcast, 20 °C

Things to do in Ottawa

Discover old-world charm with a new-world sensibility with plenty of things to do in Ottawa, Canada's capital city. 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 restaurants near Westin Ottawa. Steps from the dreamy spires of Parliament Hill, the seat of Canada's federal government, The Westin Ottawa is also close to major Ottawa corporate offices and embassies.

Weekends last longer at Westin with great local attractions to discover. Find and experience the best-kept secrets near our hotel with a collection of local experiences curated especially for Westin guests. Find the best of the local area.


Ottawa Attractions
Soak up the local culture and the history of Canada's capital city with the nearby Ottawa attractions.

  • Rideau Canal - 0km/0 miles
  • Rideau Centre - 0.1 km/0.1 miles
  • Shaw Centre (formerly Ottawa Convention Centre) - 0.1km/0.1 miles
  • National Arts Centre - 0.2 km/0.1 miles
  • Parliament - 0.5 km/0.3 miles
  • Byward Market - 0.5 km/0.3 miles
  • Royal Canadian Mint - 3.2 km/2.0 miles
  • Governor General's Residence - 5.0 km/3.1 miles



Ottawa Festivals
Our downtown Ottawa hotel is also conveniently located near the many celebrated Ottawa festivals that the nation's capital is famous for.


Ottawa Museums
Ottawa's cultural diversity has grown immensely in recent years, and cultural opportunities abound.

  • Canadian Museum of Civilization - 3.0 km/1.9 miles
  • Currency Museum - 3.2 km/2.0 miles
  • Rideau Hall - 4.0 km/2.5 miles
  • Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography - 1.0 km/0.6 miles
  • National Gallery of Canada - 1.0 km/0.6 miles
  • Canadian Museum of Nature - 1.6 km/1.0 miles
  • Canada Aviation Museum - 4.8 km/3.0 miles
  • Canadian War Museum - 4.0 km/2.5 miles
  • Experimental Farm (Agricultural Museum) - 10.0 km/6.2 miles
  • Canada Science and Technology Museum - 12.0 km/7.5 miles
  • Diefenbunker - Canada's Cold War Museum - 48.3 km/30.0 miles

Ottawa Golf
Play a round of 9 or 18 at our local golf courses.

  • Greyhawk Golf Club - 24.0 km/14.9 miles
  • Mt. Cascades Golf Club - 30.0 km/18.6 miles
  • Club de l'Outaouais Golf Club  - 45.0 km/28.0 miles



Ottawa Recreation
Bring the family and get active with our nearby recreational activities.

  • Splash Wave Pool - 4.8 km/3.0 miles
  • Casino du Lac-Leamy - 7.0 km/4.3 miles
  • Cosmic Adventures - 8.1 km/5.0 miles
  • Horse Carriage Tours - 8.1 km/5.0 miles
  • Boing! Trampoline Center - 8.1 km/5.0 miles
  • Dow's Lake Ottawa - 10.0 km/6.2 miles
  • Camp Fortune Ski Area -15.0 km/9.3 miles
  • Fun Junction Family Fun Centre - 16.1 km/10.0 miles
  • Rideau Carleton Racetrack Slots - 20.0 km/12.4 miles
  • Gatineau Park - Visitor Center - 24.1 km/15.0 miles
  • The Scotiabank Place - 24.1 km/15.0 miles
  • Lafleche Adventures Cave and Aerial Park - 25.0 km/15.5 miles



Ottawa Universities
Visit your favourite student, take a campus tour, or relive the glory days at your alma mater when you stay at The Westin Ottawa to visit local colleges and universities.

  • University of Ottawa - 1.0 km/0.6 miles
  • St. Paul University - 2.0 km/1.2 miles
  • Université du Québec en Outaouais - 4.0 km/2.5 miles
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - 4.8 km/3.0 miles
  • La Cite Collegiale - 10.0 km/6.2 miles
  • Algonquin College - 25.0 km/15.5 miles
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