We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Ottawa Walking Tours

#5 of 48 Tours in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5N2, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 613-799-1774
09:30 - 21:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun 18:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 21:00

Ottawa Walking Tours is a company dedicated to letting our experienced,...

Ottawa Walking Tours is a company dedicated to letting our experienced, professional guides acquaint you with the history of our beautiful city. Our 2.5 hour guided walks are a must for visitors wanting to get a great overview of the city and learn more about the city’s history, colourful political characters and snap some outstanding photographs. Spend a couple of hours with us exploring our city's past and discovering how the modern city of Ottawa came to be. A must for visitors who want to feel the essence of the Canadian capital

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 294 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 246
  • 18
    Very good
  • 3
  • 1
  • 1
weekend with the girls

Wonderful experience from beginning to end. Was hooked up using the Tulip Festival link. Craig was prompt to respond to our emails, very kind when we changed our date on him... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paula N
Sudbury, Canada

Similar Things to Do in Ottawa

Add Photo Write a Review

294 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 269: English reviews
Sudbury, Canada
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful experience from beginning to end. Was hooked up using the Tulip Festival link. Craig was prompt to respond to our emails, very kind when we changed our date on him, found us the most charming of tour guides for our Historic Tour and despite the rain we enjoyed the tour immensely - very informative. This is a leisurely tour... More 

Thank Paula N
Wayne, New Jersey
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We had a wonderful time. I rarely do walking tours. But I did this because I brought my boys. I wanted them to have learn something while they were on vacation. It was our first time in Ottawa. Craig our guide was very knowledgeable and was delight to have guiding us through Ottawa. I recommend this tour to anyone who... More 

Thank dougkwon26
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 January 2017

With seemingly 'free' everything abounding on the web today, it's well worth investing a few precious loonies with one of the highly qualified and engaging guides at Ottawa Walking Tours. My tour was a fascinating look into 'Ottawa behind-the-scenes' you wouldn't discover for 'free', and instantly tailored to the group's interests and passions as our walk progressed. A fantastic enhancement... More 

Thank david k
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

My husband and I did a walking tour of Ottawa with Luis Amador and was so impressed. Luis was: personable, knowledgeable, obviously an experienced guide, however more important to me - an easy going person. We learned so much from him and the fact he spoke Spanish [My 1st language] simply endeared him to me more. Thank you. If you'd... More 

Thank myesegare
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The great way to visit Ottawa! A lot of information about city, history, culture and sociaty. Amzing guide with big knowlage and ability to creat friendly atmosphere :)

Thank Anna P
1 review
Reviewed 21 November 2016

My Fiance and I spent a long weekend in Ottawa 2 weeks ago and decided to start it with a walking tour to help us decide where to spend our time over the weekend. Craig was amazing at responding to my emails straight away! He was funny, knowledgeable and took his time when responding to our questions. He recommended an... More 

Thank Nicky Y
Keighley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
258 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The others booked on our tour didn't turn up so we got the guide to ourselves which was great. We spent the majority of out time in or around the Parliament area, the canal and Byward Market where the tour ended. Our guide was very knowledgeable and had an excellent sense of humour which made the whole thing highly enjoyable.... More 

Thank Hotel Harry
Mississauga, Canada
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This tour is excellent! You get to walk the most important streets around the Parliament and learn about the important buildings and their history, as well as pretty interesting facts. Craig, the owner, was our tour guide and he was awesome! Funny and very knowledgable, he gave us some pretty good recommendations on where to go in Ottawa. Reasonable price... More 

Thank patgraff
Quebec City, Canada
Level Contributor
23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

A good review of history, architecture and toponomy of the Parliament Hill area. Good value for your money. Even though there wasn’t a tour offered for the day we wanted, we contacted the organization. They did everything to accommodate us. Thank you for a great tour.

Thank jadefirehorse
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We were lucky enough to have owner Craig in a small group. He is a local high school history teacher who knows his town and Canadian history. We loved getting the scoop on the fine points of the Canadian governmental system. He's also a student of American government and politics so can astutely point out the differences. Great for American... More 

1 Thank VenturaDavid

Travellers who viewed Ottawa Walking Tours also viewed


Been to Ottawa Walking Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ottawa Walking Tours and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Vancouver, Canada
over a year ago
11 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Ottawa Walking Tours staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?