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Ottawa City Tour by Land and Water

  • Bilingual guide provides an entertaining history of Canada’s capital
  • Amphibus tour: See the cityscape and National Gallery from the Ottawa River
  • Visit monuments and landmarks often missed by visitors
Ottawa City Tour by Land and Water
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Take advantage of your time in Ottawa with this easy 1-hour land and water tour. Learn about the history and architecture of Canada’s capital with a guide, who points out landmarks you may have missed if exploring on your own. After a tour of the charming streets, descend on the amphibus into the Ottawa River for a rare view of the cityscape.
What to Expect

The tour begins at the intersection of Sparks and Elgin Street, just steps away from Parliament Hill. Climb aboard a convertible land-to-water amphibus and settle in for a 1-hour tour of Ottawa and Gatineau.

Listen to entertaining live commentary as you pass famous landmarks including Canadian Parliament, the National Gallery, and the Prime Minister’s residence. The on-board guide ensures you see unmarked and lesser-known points of interest that visitors often miss.

Once you’ve explored the city streets, the amphibus descends into the Ottawa River. From the water, enjoy rare panoramic views of the cityscape. Pass the capital’s three iconic bridges as the guide provides historical background you won’t find in the guidebooks.

After the bus makes its way out of the water, take a scenic ride over the Rideau Canal and end the tour back at Parliament Hill.

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1 - 5 of 158 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Do not take this tour in the summer especially!

I purchased tickets for me and my five-year-old son the day before we intended to take the land/water tour. The next day we arrived 30 minutes early, which the site claims is necessary. It was 96 degrees outside. We waited in the heat and the...More

3  Thank Monica O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The best ride I never did ;-)

The city is so beautiful I did the ride with the double Decker up on up off it a must do if you like museum! and all the personnel they very friendly if I remember the driver is Keath and the lady Maria, after I...More

Thank Martin L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lady "Dive"

The Lady Dive Tour is called Lady "Dive" for a reason. Although the amphibus looks great from the outside, the inside leaves to much to be desired. The inside feels like an old converted yellow school bus without air conditioning or a fan. The ride...More

2  Thank Sonia A
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile
More than imagined

In Ottawa celebrating my parents 75th birthdays. Scheduled the hop on hop off tour the morning after we arrived. Loved it so much that we returned for the amphibious tour the very next day. Take the time to do both! If you are truly blessed,...More

1  Thank kellymC8091TH
Reviewed 27 December 2017
Great way to see the City by land and Sea.

I really enjoyed the tour provided by the Lady Dive company. Our overall experience was great and it enabled us to see areas of the city of Ottawa from land and Sea. Our tour guide was excellent and knowledgeable, providing excellent information on many of...More

4  Thank radmandiver
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