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1-bedroom apartment in Byward Market - Sleeps 4
Fantastic location in the heart of the Byward Market, just a short walk to major attractions, museums, great food and nightlife. 1-bedroom apartment with private entrance and free on-site parking. Sleeps 4 adults comfortably. Bathroom and living areas recently renovated. Fully-equipped, clean kitchen is always stalked with coffee and tea. Customer service focused host is always available in English, français, italiano y español.
$51 per night
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Spacious flat with private entrance (ByWard area)
A home away from home! This large one bedroom apartment is located on a quiet residential street near the ByWard Market. It has all the character of a heritage home - hardwood floors, large windows, high ceilings, claw foot tub - and everything you need for a comfortable stay. Perfect location for exploring Ottawa - just a short walk to the National Art Gallery, Parliament, Rideau Canal, and Ottawa River pathways.
$83 per night
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Simply Luxury Stays: 5 - 10min to Downtown
Stay comfortably in a luxuriously decorated, modern, 1 bedroom ground-floor street-level apartment in a building with residents above. Only a 5-15 min drive to downtown Ottawa and the main attractions (Rideau Canal, Historic Byward Market, University of Ottawa, Parliament Hill and museums). Thirsting for adventure and activity? It’s just a 2 minute walk to the Rideau River. Questions? Just message me, B :)
$66 per night
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Private room in Ottawa
Charming Private Bedroom & Bathroom in Centertown
$64 per night
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Guest suite in Ottawa
Downtown Farmhouse Loft w parking
$91 per night
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Private room in Ottawa
Lovely 1 bedroom in the heart of downtown
$32 per night
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BOHO BOUTIQUE IN THE HEART OF THE BYWARD MARKET
$75 per night
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Private room in Ottawa
Large Private Room Downtown Close to Parliament !
$53 per night
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Private room in Ottawa
Sunroom Downtown Canal View Second Wind Ottawa!
$64 per night
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A Suite Slice of Home - Centertown - FREE Parking
$66 per night
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Chic & Modern 1BR w/SmartTV+AC
$52 per night
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Cozy & Renovated 1 Open-BDR+SofaBed
$54 per night
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Sunshine studio - great studio -heart of downtown
$53 per night
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Hotel room in Ottawa
Fabulous room (queen) with en-suite bathroom
$61 per night
Condo in Ottawa
Cozy & fully-stocked 1 BR in the heart of the city
$68 per night
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Your guide to Ottawa

All About Ottawa

Sitting on the banks of the scenic Ottawa River in southern Ontario, Canada’s capital city boasts beautiful parks and waterways, a mix of traditional and modern architecture, and world-class museums. At Ottawa’s heart is the magnificent Parliament Hill, featuring Gothic Revival buildings that are home to Canada’s government, and the iconic 300-foot Peace Tower, which you can climb for spectacular views of the city. The expansive lawns on the hill play host to many national celebrations and shows throughout the year.

Winding through the center of Ottawa is the 125-mile Rideau Canal — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — connecting the Ottawa River to Lake Ontario. The waterway is popular for boating in the warmer months, and you can cycle or stroll the paths along its banks. A five-mile stretch freezes over in winter and becomes the world’s largest naturally frozen ice-skating rink. Ottawa is also home to the National Gallery of Canada, where you’ll find the country’s biggest collection of Indigenous art. Other highlights include the Canadian Children’s Museum, the Canadian Museum of History, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Ottawa?

The most pleasant time to stay in a vacation rental in Ottawa is between March and May, when the city bursts into color and the days are mostly mild. The Canadian Tulip Festival in May sees millions of flowers blooming all over the city. June through August is the hottest period in Ottawa. And in late June, one of Ottawa’s largest music festivals attracts local and international jazz musicians for 10 days of concerts on outdoor stages around town.

Temperatures drop in autumn, and rain is likely, but the changing colors in the leafy city parks are spectacular. In winter, Ottawa is cold and snowy, with temperatures often dropping well below zero. Still, you can bring warm layers and enjoy the popular Winterlude in February, one of the biggest winter festivals in the world, with live music, ice skating shows, an artisan market, and an international ice carving contest.


What are the top things to do in Ottawa?

ByWard Market

Explore the city’s biggest market, which is full of life day and night. It features Canada’s oldest farmers’ market with stalls selling fresh produce, cheeses, and bread. You’ll find arts and crafts stalls, boutiques, galleries, and restaurants here too. You can also taste a favorite local treat, a deep-fried pastry covered in sweet toppings like sugar and cinnamon. Live music and street performers often appear at the market.

Parliament Hill

The imposing Parliament Hill rises above the city, topped by the Gothic Revival buildings of Canada’s government. You can take a guided visit inside, but there’s much to enjoy outside as well. Every morning in summer, you can see the changing of the guards ceremony, and then in the evening, return to see the striking Sound and Light multimedia show projected on the buildings.

National Gallery of Canada

The art starts even before you even go inside, thanks to the spectacular prism-like glass towers of this ultra-modern building. Once inside, you can browse around one of the largest art museums in North America, with galleries displaying Indigenous and Canadian art, photography, sound sculptures, as well as many temporary exhibitions throughout the year. You can enter for free every Thursday night from 5 until 8.

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