Ottawa Self-guided Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour

Are you looking for things to do in Ottawa? A walk along the Rideau River is an opportunity to learn about the importance of the city and discover some of its attractions. You will have to solve challenges at each step to discover your next destination.

Walk from Rideau Falls Park to Green Island to Rideau Hall and the residence of the Prime Minister of Canada, passing some parks, mansions. You will have fun completing challenges.
* Duration: 3 hours
* Starts: Ottawa, Canada
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours




Are you looking for things to do in Ottawa? A walk along the Rideau River is an opportunity to learn about the importance of the city and discover some of its attractions. You will have to solve challenges at each step to discover your next destination.

Walk from Rideau Falls Park to Green Island to Rideau Hall and the residence of the Prime Minister of Canada, passing some parks, mansions. You will have fun completing challenges.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Senate of Canada, 2 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8X5 Canada

Learn about the current Senate of Canada building which was originally Ottawa’s train station.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Valiants Memorial, Confederation Square, Ottawa, Ontario Canada

This monument memorializes 14 key figures in Canada’s military history across 5 significant periods. Your first challenge here will be a tough one.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Flags of Canada, 53 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K1P, Canada

This monument presents Canada’s 14 flags. Can you find one in particular that will reveal your next destination?

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: National Arts Centre, 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5W1 Canada

This arts center houses 4 theatres for plays, orchestra, and ballet.

Pass By: Governor General’s Foot Guards Regimental Museum, 2 Queen Elizabeth Driveway, Ottawa, ON K2P 2H9, Canada

See this beautiful building

Stop At: Ottawa City hall, 110 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1J1 Canada

You can see this modern building from Confederation Park

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Confederation Park, Elgin St & Laurier Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5J2 Canada

This large park has several monuments which will help you solve a few challenges.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Lieutenant Colonel John By Fountain, 101 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5J2, Canada

Solve a challenge involving this grand fountain in Confederation Park

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Lord Elgin Hotel, 100 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5K8, Canada

This magnificent hotel built in the Chateau style honors the 1st Governor General to United Canada (before confederation).

Stop At: Oscar Peterson Statue, Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5W1 Canada

This monument honors one of Canada’s greatest jazz composers and pianists.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Confederation Private, Ottawa, ON K1V, Canada

Enter this triangle-shaped plaza to view the TOmb of the unknown soldier and the National War Memorial

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: National War Memorial, Elgin Street Confederation Square, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N6 Canada

Find a lot of information about Canada’s wartime history and involvement. Solve a few challenges while you’re here.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Ottawa B Po, 59 Sparks St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5A5, Canada

Admire this Chateau-Style postal building and solve a challenge involving this service’s original name.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, 53 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K1A Canada

Pay respects to the Unknown Soldier while you’re here.

Stop At: Sparks Street Mall, 100 Sparks St Suite 200, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5B7 Canada

You’ll walk a few blocks on this pedestrian street/mall as you see some of the city’s best restaurants, a few museums, and more than a few banks.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Ottawa Insectarium, 71 Sparks St, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5A5 Canada

Small insect museum on Sparks St.

Stop At: Ottawa Sign, Sparks St. (mobile), 135 Sparks St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5E3, Canada

Take a selfie with the grand Ottawa Sign on Sparks Street

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Capital Information Kiosk, 90 Wellington St, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5L1 Canada

This is the main info kiosk for Ottawa and where you need to go to book many visits managed by Parks Canada.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Sir John A Macdonald Building, 144 Wellington St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5A4, Canada

This former Bank of Montreal building from 1932 is now a ceremonial hall for the Canadian government.

Stop At: Bank of Canada Museum, 30 Bank Street At the corder of Bank and Wellington streets, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G9 Canada

Canada’s banking museum if free to visit.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Confederation Building, 229 Wellington St, Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6, Canada

This building used to house the department of agriculture but now serves as offices for many parliament members.

Pass By: Justice Building, 249 Wellington St, Ottawa, ON K1A 0J1, Canada

This building houses the headquarters for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Stop At: Supreme Court of Canada, 301 Wellington St, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0J1 Canada

Canada’s highest court of justice. Discover its architectural style and a quirky story about its cornerstone when you’re here.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Ottawa River, Ontario Canada

From the rear of the Supreme Court of Canada, you can admire the Ottawa River, Gatineau across the water and the Parliament of Canada to your right.

Pass By: National Press Building, 150 Wellington St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5A4, Canada

This building houses media journalists from across the globe

Stop At: Centennial Flame, 111 Wellington St, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 Canada

Find out who lit this flame and when. Your challenge here will have you walking around it looking for the answer.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Parliament Hill and Buildings, 111 Wellington St, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 Canada

Here you’ll see the Canadian Parliament and discover its history

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Terry Fox Statue, 90 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5L1 Canada

At this statue, learn about this Canadian hero

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Sir Wilfrid Laurier statue, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6, Canada

Learn about Canada’s 1st francophone prime minister and his accomplishments when viewing his statue.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Rideau Canal National Historic Site, Ottawa, Ontario K7A 2A8 Canada

Learn about Rideau Canal’s construction and current use as you walk over it.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Bytown Museum, 1 Canal Lane Ottawa Locks, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1L1 Canada

See this museum about the history of Ottawa’s beginnings.

Pass By: Fairmont Château Laurier, 1 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7, Canada

This grand Fairmont hotel, built in the Chateau style was initially built across the street from the train station by the Canadian National Railway.

Stop At: Major’s Hill Park, Mackenzie Ave Behind the Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 1G8 Canada

This large park is along the Rideau Canal and presents you with many different areas, and many monuments.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4 Canada

Take a look at this beautiful museum from Major’s hill park

Pass By: Embassy of the United States of America, 490 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 1G8, Canada

Walk by the American embassy as you transition from Major’s hill park to Byward Market

Stop At: ByWard Market, 267 Dalhousie St Suite 202, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E3 Canada

Ottawa’s open-air public market and meeting place. Here you’ll find a good number of restaurants, some of them the best in the city. You’ll have a number of challenges around here.

Duration: 5 minutes