Montreal - Ottawa - Montreal (338 km)
In the morning, we will depart from Montreal, driving towards Ottawa. Upon our arrival, we will visit Parliament Hill. Afterward, we will take a sightseeing cruise on Rideau Canal, the oldest continuously operated canal system in North America. After lunch, we will cross the river into Gatineau, QC< to visit the Canadian Museum of History. Then, we will visit Rideau Hall and the Royal Canadian Mint. In the early evening, we will leave Ottawa and return to Montreal.
Located on the Ottawa River in eastern Ontario, Canada's capital city is also its center of technology and politics. This historic city features many museums, art galleries, and performance centers as well as other attractions like the Rideau Canal.
Parliament Hill, located on the banks of the Ottawa River Canada's capital city, is home to the Canadian Parliament. The gorgeous location and dramatic architecture make this a huge tourist location-- more than 3 million people come every year.
The Peace Tower is a large clock tower in Ottawa, Ontario that sits at the center of Parliament Hill. This iconic Canadian building appears on both the fifty- and twenty-dollar Canadian bills. It is more than 300 feet tall.
The Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill in Canada's capital city of Ottawa. The flame was dedicated in celebration of Canada's 100th Anniversary in 1967, and was so well-received by the public that it was made a permanent monument.
The Rideau Canal connects the Ottawa River in Ottawa, Ontario to Lake Ontario in Kingston. From May to October when the locks are open, it is a popular boating and recreation area for locals and tourists alike.
Admission (Optional): Adult $23; Child (0-11 yrs) $13
Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint produces all of Canada's currently circulating currency. It also offers specially minted collector's coins and refinery services for gold and silver. Visitors can tour the facility and learn about the history of Canadian Currency.
Admission (Optional): Adult C$6; Child (0-11 yrs) C$3
Gatineau is a city in western Quebec, Canada. It is the fourth largest city in the province. Located on the northern bank of the Ottawa River, immediately across from Ottawa, together with which it forms Canada's National Capital Region.
Canadian Museum of History
First established in 1856 as a geological center, the museum that would become the Canadian Museum of History quickly began accumulating ethnological and biological artifacts. By 1968, its continual growth forced it to move to its current location.
Admission (Optional): Adult C$23; Child (Under 12 yrs) C$14; Senior (Over 65 yrs) C$21
Standard Hotel: Comfort/Quality Hotel Montreal or similar