The Westin Ottawa

4.3 (10 reviews)

11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9H4, Canada   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: (613) 560-7000   •  Hotel Reservations: 888-627-8528


Things to Do in Ottawa


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What's Nearby

  1. ByWard Market
  2. Canada Aviation Museum
  3. Canada Science and Technology Museum
  4. Canadian Museum of Nature
  5. Canadian War Museum
  6. National Gallery of Canada
  7. Parliament Hill
  8. Rideau Centre

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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.


Rideau Centre


Our hotel is conveniently connected to downtown Ottawa's premiere shopping centre featuring 180 retailers and specialty boutiques. The Rideau Centre is also conveniently located adjacent to the Shaw Centre.


Parliament Hill


Attracting more than three million visitors each year, Parliament Hill is one of the most popular things to do in Ottawa. Stroll around or take a guided tour of the grounds and monuments. Visiting in the summer? Don't miss the annual Sound and Light Show.


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ByWard Market


Take time to explore Canada's oldest continually operating farmers' market. Open year-round, ByWard Market features locally grown produce, specialty foods, buskers and more. The surrounding neighborhood 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



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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:



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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.

Guest Reviews

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88%of our guests
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First and Foremost, please understand our stay was the same time as the China Premiere Li, and the hotel was tasked with an extraordinary Security detail. (Protesters by thousands surrounded the hotel) Your staff was EXEMPLARY and passionate about every detail. I know this as my husband is a Police Chief and we were traveling with a high profile Judge from California. Knowing we were there to Celebrate my "59 FOREVER" Birthday, your Guest Service Manager, Miss Allison Phillimore was an employee beyond Perfection and Personnel. She went beyond her duties to attend to our every concern and made our trip SPECTACULAR!!! Clearly, perfection is instilled within all of your employees. During a brief passing, we had the good fortune of meeting Simon, in the banquets division. Simon, sent me a special birthday cupcake for a midnight snack... We also had drinks within the 1st floor lounge and the Two Bar Tenders (one pregnant and beautiful and other 30ish? handsome, trimmed facial hair and tanned complexion male) took great care of us!!! Birthday drink (Raspberry Margarita) despite them being VERY busy, and the bar filled with Argonaut Football Players and staff. The point is, your staff made us as SPECIAL as the Celebrity clients around us... That speaks volumes!!! Thank you Maleta , Joseph , Judy and Jose .

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