Ottawa Boat Cruises

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See Ottawa from the water on this 75-minute sightseeing cruise. Climb aboard the Empress of Ottawa and see Parliament Hill, the official residence of the Prime Minister of Canada (24 Sussex), the Canadian Museum of History, the US ambassador’s official residence and much more. Enjoy a narrated account of the sites in English and French from an open-air sundeck or from one of two enclosed decks. ComeĀ aboard the premier sightseeing vessel, the Empress of Ottawa, and capture unique and spectacular views of some of the city’s attractions such as the Parliament Buildings, Canadian Museum of History (formerly Canadian Museum of Civilization), Rideau Falls, and the Prime Minister’s residence. With these landmarks as your backdrop, this 75-minute cruise is the ideal way to tour the Ottawa River. Feel free to roam about the two enclosed decks and the third open-air deck to find the ideal spot aboard. The cruise offers full live commentary in English and French, as well as pre-recorded historical commentary in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin.

  • Thursday Boat Tour
    May 25, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Friday Boat Tour
    May 26, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday Boat Tour
    May 28, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Venue Phone: 613-241-8811

Venue Website:

Jacques Cartier Wharf, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada