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Boat cruise in Ottawa

Since 1936

The best way to see the National Capital region since 1936! Our cruises offers the finest views along the Ottawa River and Rideau Canal.

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Our North America’s largest 100% electric passenger vessel is the only one of its kind.

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Download Ottawa’s Best App! Audio Guide in 9 languages. Available on Apple and Android.

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Fully licensed bar and canteen on-board.

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Ekeau Canal Cruise

We are located BEHIND the National Arts Centre at 1 Elgin St. Right beside the 1 Elgin St Café.

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Ekeau River Cruise

Ottawa side – Near 1 canal lane, walk along the left side of the canal locks, pass the bytown museum all the way down to the river.

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Ekeau River Cruise

Gatineau side – 160 Laurier, hull marina, Gatineau.

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2 Rideau Street (Across the street from Fairmont Château Laurier)

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Attractions

Rideau Canal

Rideau Canal

One of the oldest continuously operated canals in North America, with 24 hand-operated lock stations, the Rideau system was listed as a Canadian Heritage River in 2000. The canal was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2007

Rideau Falls

Rideau Falls

The Rideau Falls (French: Chutes de la rivière Rideau) are two 11-metre waterfalls located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, where the Rideau River empties into the Ottawa River. The Rideau River was later named after the falls

Ottawa River

Ottawa River

The Ottawa River (French: Rivière des Outaouais) is a river in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. It is named after the Algonquin word ‘to trade’, as it was the major trade route of Eastern Canada at the time. 

National Arts Gallery

National Arts Gallery

The museum’s permanent collection includes over 93,000 works from European, American, and Asian, Canadian, and Indigenous artists. In addition, the museum also organizes and hosts a number of travelling exhibitions.

Shaw Center

Shaw Center

This convention centre offers 192,000 square feet of highly flexible meeting space, outstanding views of downtown Ottawa through its glass façade, and is among the most environmentally-sustainable and energy-friendly centres in North America.

Fairmont Château Laurier

Fairmont Château Laurier

This castle-like hotel offers stunning views of the Rideau Canal. Opened in 1912, the Fairmont Château Laurier hotel—with its limestone turrets reminiscent of a French castle and its green-tinged copper roofs—has been a downtown Ottawa icon.

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Go and explore the Ottawa River and Rideau Canal. The best way to see the National Capital region. Book sightseeing for a Gray Line city tour on a double-decker bus. Thrill to the stunning sites on land and explore at your own pace. Combine your tour with one of our combo and save money.

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