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The Westin Ottawa
11 Colonel By Drive · OttawaOntarioK1N 9H4 · Canada  • Phone: (613) 560-7000 · Hotel Reservations: (866) 716-8101
Local Time: 8:47 PM • Weather: Sunny, 28 °C
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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.

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Rideau Centre

Connected to our hotel

Our hotel conveniently connected to downtown Ottawa's premiere shopping centre featuring over 170 retailers and specialty boutiques. The Rideau Centre is also conveniently located adjacent to the Shaw Centre.



Parliament Hill

Nine-minute walk | 0.5km / 0.3mi

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.


ByWard Market

Nine-minute walk | 0.5km / 0.3mi

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



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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