Amphibus and fine dining
Would you rather do a cruise or a city tour? What if you didn't have to choose? Discover Ottawa and Gatineau in an original way by doing both without changing vehicles! With departures just a few steps away from Parliament, an amphibus will take you on a guided tour of the heart of the urban area's major attractions. Visit a market in one of the oldest parts of town and dine in a restaurant that doesn't have a menu and your day will have been out of the ordinary!
Start the day off with a visit of the Parliament of Canada and discover the history and operations of our federal government. From there, you can easily access the Byward Market, Ottawa's oldest, by foot. Just nearby, Lady Dive Tours' amphibus has several departures everyday. The same vehicle that gives you a city tour will go down on the river to include a cruise in the trip. For dinner, head to downtown Gatineau and let yourselves be surprised by Les Vilains Garçons' daily inspiration and your day will be complete.
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Points of interest
Following the closure of the Centre Block, free guided tours of Parliament are now offered in two separate locations. Visit the Senate in the former Ottawa train station, and the House of Commons in the West Block on Parliament Hill. It's best to book advance tickets on line, as a limited number of tickets are made available every day, on a first come, first served basis.
Ottawa (Ontario) K1N 9C3
Established in 1826 by Lt.-Col. John By, the ByWard Market is one of Canada’s oldest and largest public markets. It’s also home to friendly cafés, bistros, restaurants and pubs, fine food stores, boutiques, art galleries, hairdressing and esthetic salons, and lots more! Easily accessible on foot, by transit or by car, it offers a unique experience for all. Shop – taste – experience the ByWard Market!
Lady Dive Tours specializes in bilingual guided tours of Ottawa on both land and water! Hop aboard the Amphibus or one of the double-decker buses and discover over 75 attractions in the National Capital, including museums, parks, embassies, Parliament Hill, the Prime Minister’s residence, Rideau Hall, the ByWard Market, and lots more. A unique historical and educational adventure awaits you!
Gatineau (Québec) J8X 2K2
The restaurant’s specialty: pintxos, the Basque (French/Spanish) equivalent of tapas, created by owner and chef Romain Riva. From fish, foie gras and tartares to delectable homemade desserts, there’s a lot to like about this restaurant and its chef!