Now that you’ve explored The Great Trail on land and water, why not take to the skies and see it from above?
Perhaps you prefer terrestrial travel? Ottawa has plenty of opportunity for cycling enthusiasts too. Enjoy a three-hour guided bike tour with Escape Bicycle Tours and Rentals, and ride the highlights of Ottawa’s Trail.
Visit the Heart of Political Canada
On Sunday, grab some breakfast at your hotel and walk to Parliament Hill, the home of Canada’s federal government. Take a free guided tour to get a glimpse of the inner workings of Canadian democracy and witness the ceremonial Changing of the Guard.
Get a Taste for Ottawa at ByWard Market
Visit the ByWard Market. A short walk across the Rideau Canal, the market offers the best in locally-grown fruit, vegetables and other produce. The market is also home to numerous craft shops, boutiques, cafes, bistros and nightclubs.
After all that exploring, you’ve probably worked up an appetite. Experience old-world Italian dishes in an upscale setting at The Grand pizzeria.
Watch the Sun Set on the Trail
If you have time at the end of your stay in Ottawa, return to where you started – Major Hill’s Park. There, you’ll find Tavern on the Hill, a seasonal pub with stunning views of the Trail.