Follow in the footsteps (or paddle strokes) of 17th century French explorer Samuel de Champlain, and discover our region from the water. Our local fleet includes the world's most Zen taxi: the completely silent, electric-powered Aqua-Taxi, which shuttlesbetween the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau and the wharf of the Ottawa locks. Enjoy a 360-degree vision of peace and beauty! Entertain friends on a happy-hour cruise aboardanaqua-limo, observe the flora and fauna of the Ottawa River from an airboat, or party down on an old-fashioned steam-driven paddle wheeler. And for a unique land-and-water sightseeing experience, tour the National Capital Region by amphibus! You can also explore Outaouais by helicopter, by double-decker bus, or even by Segway. Champlain would be amazed!
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Our featured route
There is so much to do in Gatineau and Ottawa that we came up with 4 circuits for you to enjoy. Urban beaches, museums, nice restaurants, boat rides, bike rides or even helicopter rides, your stay in the city will be special but never dull. Most attractions are accessible with the STO's bus system. This circuit will take you aboard a very unique vehicle: an amphibus! It's a unique tour of the national capital on land AND water. Then, head to Centre de plein air du Lac-Beauchamp and enjoy an oasis of nature in the heart of the city. What to do there? Rent a canoe or kayak, take a walk in the many trails, or do absolutely nothing with both feet in the warm sand. You'll definitely need a chocolate-dipped ice cream cone after that!