Day trips from Ottawa

Explore sites just two hours from downtown Ottawa. Cycle through 7 000 years of history, try on a Voyageur sash or learn about the fur trade. The fun starts here with plenty of must-see places to visit!

Rideau Canal National Historic Site
Historic shipping route constructed after the war of 1812.
Walk or bike!
Fort Wellington National Historic Site
Historic fort dating back to the war of 1812.
  • Driving: 1 hour
Thousand Islands National Park
A park protecting several scenic mainland properties and over 20 islands on the St. Lawrence River.
  • Driving: 1.5 hours
Carillon Canal National Historic Site
North America’s only 200-tonne Guillotine gate.
  • Driving: 1.5 hours
Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site
Fort remains and Canada’s first lock canal at the most turbulent rapids on the St Lawrence River.
  • Driving: 1.5 hours
Lachine Canal National Historic Site
The gateway canal which links the Atlantic Ocean to the heart of the continent.
  • Driving: under 2 hours
  • Transit: 2.5 hours

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