The Westin Ottawa

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

Area & Activities

Visit the nearby University of Ottawa

The Westin Ottawa is situated on the Rideau Canal, near popular attractions like the Rideau Centre Shopping Mall and the University of Ottawa. Make us your home away from home and stay steps from the spires of Parliament Hill, near international embassies and corporate offices. Our hotel is connected to the Shaw Convention Centre, one of the largest such facilities in Ottawa. Downtown Ottawa is easy to navigate on foot and it offers world-class entertainment as well as a variety of cultural and athletic attractions. Experience the city like a local with insider tips curated especially for our hotel guests.

Family & 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


From December to March, rent a pair of Bauer Hockey skates from the Concierge Desk for up to 4 hours. Skate rentals are $10.00 and all proceeds will benefit our location children’s hospital. See the concierge desk for more information.


Shopping at The Rideau Centre Shopping Mall

Enjoy immediate access to Ottawa’s premier shopping destination.


The ByWard Market

The ByWard Market is Ottawa’s number one tourist attraction, and is the premier destination for shopping, dining, arts, entertainment and professional services for residents and visitors.

While you're in the heart of the city don't miss the opportunity to visit the historical ByWard Market. Unique eclectic shops, boutiques and restaurants offer something for everyone. Experience the small neighbourhood feel in secluded courtyards or find high quality, trend setting products on our bustling streets. Unique shops, restaurants and nightclubs surround a thriving outdoor market featuring fresh flowers, fruits and vegetables and local artisans.

Explore our backyard

Lace up your walking shoes and hit one of these top routes.Wanderers at heart will love the 370-plus miles of pathways throughout Ottawa that pass some of the major sites of the city. Many of these miles are found along the two main routes, the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal. For the fitness trackers out there, that’s a lot of steps for your FitBit to count!
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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

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

Ottawa Art Gallery

50 Mackenzie King Bridge

0.5 km E from hotel

Major's Hill Park

Mackenzie Ave

0.5 km N from hotel

Canadian War Museum

1 Vimy Place

2.5 km from hotel

Parliament Hill

111 Wellington St

0.4 km from hotel

Interzip Rogers

40 Rue Jos-Montferrand

2.9 km from hotel

Fitness Nearby

3.8 km

Spin City

Spa Nearby

0.4 km from hotel

Services, Treatments & Amenities

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

Services, Treatments & Amenities

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

More Activities

Biking trail (0.1 km) Bowling (4.2 km) Hiking (7.8 km) Jogging/fitness trail (0.1 km)
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