11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9H4 Canada
+1 613-560-7000

Area & Activities

Explore Ottawa

The Westin Ottawa is situated on the Rideau Canal, near many popular Canadian attractions including the Rideau Centre Shopping Mall and the University of Ottawa. Discover your ideal home away from home just steps from the spires of Parliament Hill, close to embassies and corporate offices. Downtown Ottawa is easy to navigate on foot, offering world-class entertainment as well as cultural and athletic attractions. Experience the city as a local, with our own insider tips - curated especially for our hotel guests.

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Family and Children's Activities

0.5 km

Senate of Canada Tours

Phone: +1 800-267-7362

Explore the Senate at the newly renovated Senate of Canada Building – Ottawa’s old train station – to learn about the unique role and history of Canada’s Upper Chamber. Guided tours last approximately 30 minutes.

2 km

Canadian Children’s Museum

The Canadian Children's Museum is one of the most popular attractions at the Canadian Museum of History, and has been since it opened its doors in 1989. Passports in hand, visitors discover one incredible destination after another.

8.7 km

Canada Science and Technology Museum

Visitors are invited to discover, play, and experience how people have made Canada and continue to shape its future. Walk through the museum’s 11 exhibitions, visit the demonstration stage, or tinker in Exploratek.

Peacekeeping Monument

Local Area & Activity Highlights



From May to September, rent a BMW bike for up to 4 hours from the Concierge Desk for $10.00. All proceeds will benefit our local children’s hospital. See the concierge desk for more information.


Running in a new city can be difficult so we’ve teamed up with New Balance to provide scenic three- and five- mile running maps to help you find the best route to explore your surroundings on foot.

Rideau Canal in the Wintertime


Explore Ottawa by ice along the 7.8 km Rideau Canal Skateway.   


Shopping at The Rideau Centre Shopping Mall

Enjoy immediate access to Ottawa’s premier shopping destination.


University of Ottawa

The University of Ottawa is less than one kilometre away from The Westin Ottawa, making us an ideal destination for those planning a visit. Stroll from our hotel to the University of Ottawa in less than 15 minutes.


Local Attractions

Dow's Lake Ottawa

1001 Queen Elizabeth Drive

5.4 km from hotel

Rideau Canal

0.1 km from hotel

Rideau Hall

1 Sussex Drive

4 km from hotel

Royal Canadian Mint

320 Sussex Drive

1 km N from hotel

Byward Market

0.1 km from hotel

Canadian Museum of History

100 Laurier Street

2.1 km from hotel

Canadian Museum of Nature

240 McLeod Street

3.2 km from hotel

Diefenbunker - Canada's Cold War Museum

3911 Carp Road

39.8 km from hotel

National Arts Centre

1 Elgin Street

1.4 km from hotel

Parliament Hill

Wellington Street

0.1 km from hotel

Casino du Lac-Leamy

1 Casino Boulevard

6.2 km from hotel

Canadian Aviation and Space Museum

11 Aviation Parkway

6.3 km from hotel

Museum of Science and Technology

1867 St Laurent Blvd

7.7 km from hotel

National Gallery of Canada

380 Sussex Drive

1 km from hotel

Canadian War Museum

1 Vimy Place

3.8 km from hotel

Ottawa Art Gallery

50 Mackenzie King Bridge

0.5 km E from hotel

Major's Hill Park

0.5 km N from hotel

Spa Nearby

0.4 km from hotel

Services, Treatments and Amenities

  • Body wrap
  • Facials
  • Hair & scalp treatments
  • Manicures/pedicures
  • Massages
  • Men's services
  • Waxing
15.6 km from hotel

Services, Treatments and Amenities

  • Couple's Massage
  • Facials
  • Massages
  • Men's services
  • Plunge pools
  • Spa restaurant
  • Steam room
  • Therapy baths

More Activities

Biking trail (0.1 km)