Ottawa and area
Links to help you get around
Historic Anglican cathedral established 1832 - only one
block away from the Inn.
Saint Patrick's Basilica
The church was completed in 1875 (the same year Albert House
was built) and declared a Basilica on Saint Patrick's Day
in 1995. Just a short walk from the Inn.
Churches (listing from Ottawa Kiosk)
A list of some local churches with locations and times of
the Jewel of the Rideau
A charming village on the Rideau River. Some interesting
Village of Manotick
A picturesque little community on the Rideau River, just
15 minutes sout of Ottawa.
of Smiths Falls
Originally a railway town, Smiths Falls is less than an
hour's drive from Ottawa. Visit the Railway Museum, the
Heritage House Museum, or watch trains at the station. 'The
Falls" is still the major rail junction in Eastern
The Ottawa Valley stretches from Canada's capital to the
wilderness of Ontario's world renown Algonquin Park. More
than half of the valley is wilderness. Some great places
to visit - and so close!
There are actually 1,800 islands that make up the 1000 Islands
region. A wonderful place to visit and only a short drive
Parks of the St. Lawrence
Visit Upper Canada Village (at Morrisburg) and old Fort
Henry (at Kingston).
Only an hour west this is one of our favourite towns. Beautiful
heritage buildings, a lovely park right on the Tay River
and some great shops and restaurants.
This is a good site that lists current films with their
locations and times, trailers and upcoming films.
This is a good site that lists clubs, pubs and bars that
provide music, dancing and even comedy.
Another informative site that tells you what's going in
Theatre (Museum of Civilization)
The only theatre in North America to combine Imax and Omnimax
technology. Features, schedule, tickets and coming soon
all listed here.
Image from civilization.ca
Jazz and Blues Shopping Guide
Listing of jazz and blues events and venues in Ottawa and
Great Canadian Theatre Company
Ottawa's oldest professional theatre company produces original
Canadian theatre of the highest quality.
National Arts Centre
Upcoming performances of the National Arts Centre Orchestra,
theatre productions and other musical events.
Just 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from downtown Ottawa.
Scotia Bank Place
Home of the Ottawa Senators and largest venue for entertainment
in the region.
Government - Federal, Provincial, and Municipal:
Government of Canada
The Canadian government's primary internet site with quick
access to programs and services.
Members of Parliament, Senators, parliamentary business,
Electronic Directory Service
The federal government phone book.
Supreme Court of Canada
All about the Court, research information and visiting.
The official site of the Government of Ontario.
City of Ottawa
Official site for the city. Don't look here for tourism.
Landmarks of Ottawa
Designed by a local amateur historian. Has some interesting
Canadian Heritage Information
A gateway to museums, galleries and heritage information
in Canada and around the world
A public service website with an extensive collection of
historical Canadiana including photos, original documents,
artwork, maps and illustrations.
Bay Company Archives
Web Advocacy Portal)
Focuses on associations, coalitions, corporations and non
profit organizations and the values, facts and arguments
they bring to the major issues of the day. Gives anyone
interested in public policy developments a way to find out
who is lobbying on what.
Liberal Party of Canada
New Democratic Party of Canada
Party of Canada
Bloc Quebecois Party
Canada's parliamentary newspaper.
News, information and business services.
Information about Gatineau Park and the Mackenzie King Estate
are found in this National Capital Commission website.
Info from Ottawa Kiosk
Lots of information about cycling in the capital from Ottawa
Kiosk, a great local information site.
Rideau River Corridor
Information on the Rideau River corridor, located in the
heart of eastern Ontario, which connects Kingston in the
south to Ottawa in the North.
Rideau Valley Conservation
Wonderful areas for walking, hiking, birdwatching, picnics
- all within the Rideau Valley watershed.
South Nation Conservation
Covers 3,900 square kilometers between Ottawa, Brockville
and Cornwall with recreational trails, wetlands and bogs.
All about golfing in the Ottawa area.
Provides information to kayakers and canoeists - information
about water levels and weather, new and used equipment for
sale, events on the Ottawa River and other rivers across
North America. Features a unique series of aerial photos
of the rapids and descripitions of the paddle routes.
Operates out of Forester's Falls, Ontario just 90 minutes
from Ottawa. Raft excursions down the legendary 12 km "Rocher
Fendu" rapids of the Ottawa River.
Esprit Rafting Adventures
An Ottawa Valley adventure company which offers raft and
canoe trips from various locations accessible from Ottawa.
One of the most truly outstanding natural landscapes in
Canada - 7,725 sq. km of forest, lakes and rivers. About
a 2.5 hour drive from Ottawa.
New World River Expeditions
An hour's drive from Ottawa this expedition centre offers
camping, kayak school, horseback riding, sportyaking, and
National Archives of Canada
News and events, exhibitions, online research and services
to the public. A five minute walk from the Inn.
Association of Universities
and Colleges of Canada
Information on universities, publications, international
activities, scholarships, advocacy and research.
Research (National Archives)
Services offered by the National Archives for genealogical
research. We have been told that the staff in this area
are very knowledgeable and helpful.
Family Search Internet
Mormon Church genealogy site - one of the largest in the
National Library of Canada
Collections, web search tools, exhibitions, calendar of
events, services. A five minute walk from the Inn.
Ottawa Public Library
Catalogue searches, locations, hours, what's on. The main
library is about a 10 minute walk from the Inn
Shopping and Dining Areas:
Restaurant listings with links (menus/reviews) offered by
Ottawa Kiosk, a great information site for the city.
Italy" Preston Street
A great area for Italian restaurants from traditional to
trendy or something in between. Close to the Inn - a short
drive or a nice walk on a pleasant day.
A couple of good guides on this local information site.
One of the most popular areas in Ottawa for dining, shopping,
and entertainment - about a twenty minute walk from the
23 blocks of stores, restaurants, galleries and theatres-
and only a 15 minute walk from the Inn.
A short walk from the Inn, Sparks, a significant heritage
street, is a pedestrian mall enjoyed by tourists and locals.
Again only about a 10 minute walk from the Inn, this area
is Ottawa's Asian Village with a wonderful selection of
A variety of informative bus tours of Ottawa and cruises
of the Rideau Canal.
Rideau canal locks
The Haunted Walk of
Ghosts, graveyards, hangings and haunts. A regular evening
walking tour of Ottawa's darker past by lantern-light.
Public transit company for the Ottawa Carleton Region -
schedules, fares, route maps. If you go to the Downtown
route map you will see by our location (we are on Albert
Street between Bay Street and Bronson Avenue) that our Inn
is only steps from the bus stop.
Bus transportation for all points in Canada and the United
States except for those covered by Voyageur.
Arrivals, departures and websites of airlines, services
and a site map of the airport.
Official site of Via Rail- fares, scedules and reservations.
Local weather and five day forecast.
Local, national, international weather.
Environment Canada's weather site for Canada, (including
marine forecasts) and the world.