As summer approaches in 2023, Ottawa, the vibrant capital of Canada, beckons travellers with its rich history, cultural charm, and picturesque landscapes. There are several touristic spots that promise an unforgettable experience in the city. In January 2023, CNN put Ottawa in the Top 10 Best Destinations to Visit:

Described by CNN as “graceful and understated,” Ottawa is anything but boring! In the nation’s capital, history and culture, festivals and culinary arts abound. Ottawa also boasts more outdoor nature and adventure activities than any other Canadian destination. – (Ottawa Tourism, 2023)
  • Parliament Hill where iconic Gothic Revival architecture and the impressive Peace Tower dominate the skyline. Take a guided tour of the Parliament Buildings, and learn about Canadian politics.
  • Rideau Canal is a must, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this picturesque waterway offers serene boat rides, charming pathways for cycling or walking, and delightful picnic spots.
  • Gatineau Park is just a short drive from downtown Ottawa. The park boasts breathtaking hiking trails, scenic lookouts, and stunning vistas that showcase the region’s natural beauty.
  • The National Gallery of Canada is home to an extensive collection of Canadian and international art. Marvel at the iconic pieces, including the Group of Seven’s masterpieces and the world’s most comprehensive collection of Canadian Indigenous art.
  • ByWard Market is a vibrant neighbourhood that offers a blend of shops, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and cafes.

Finally, embrace the spirit of summer in Ottawa by attending one of the many festivals the city hosts. With its blend of history, natural beauty, cultural experiences, and lively festivities, Ottawa promises an unforgettable summer adventure in 2023. So pack your bags, embrace the warmth of the season, and immerse yourself in the splendour of Canada’s capital city.

If you want to discover the capital city embark on an adventure in London-style double-decker buses for an unforgettable guided tour of Ottawa. It’s as easy as following these simple instructions:

  1. Get your wanderlust on and head to
  2. Click on “Tours & Services.” Whether you’re drawn to historical landmarks, stunning architecture, or hidden gems, there’s a tour perfectly tailored to your preferences.
  3. Click on “Book Now” to secure your spot on the tour.
  4. Choose the date and time.
  5. Let Gray Line know how many tickets you need, whether it’s just you, a few friends, or the whole crew.
  6. Complete the payment process, and you’re all set to embark on a journey.
  7. Get ready to immerse yourself in the wonders of the Capital City.

So, grab your camera, wear your sense of adventure, and let Gray Line transport you into the heart and soul of Ottawa. An extraordinary exploration awaits!