Walking Tours


Explore and discover the history of some of the major attractions in the Nation's Capital with our professionally trained and licensed guides. Choose from one of our existing tours below and be sure to follow us on social media for new tours to come. We are open year round for group tour bookings and seasonally for regularly scheduled tours.  


Parliament Hill + Rideau Canal Locks (75 minutes)

Parliament Hill

Ticket Pricing

  • GENERAL ... $15
  • STUDENT ... $10

Tour Description

Starting at the Centennial Flame you will be guided throughout the grounds of Parliament Hill to view and learn about the Centre Block, Peace Tower, East and West block, Parliamentary Library, as well as some of the various statues along our route. While exploring the grounds and iconic vistas you will be told the story of “The Hill” from it’s time prior to Parliament’s construction through to present day.


From the Hill we will make our way across confederation square and the National War Memorial to the Rideau Canal. As we descend towards the Ottawa River along the Canal locks you will discover the reasons for this massive construction project,  the methods of its construction including the workers and the conditions, how a lock works, and the present day use of the locks and canal.


Rideau Canal Locks (30 minutes)

Rideau Canal Locks

Ticket Pricing

  • GENERAL ... $12
  • STUDENT ... $8

Tour Description

Starting just north of the National Arts Centre we descend towards the Ottawa River along the Canal locks. During our walk you will discover the reasons for this massive construction project, the methods of its construction, how a lock works, and the present day use of the locks and canal.


Byward Market (30 minutes)

Byward Market

Ticket Pricing

  • GENERAL ... $12
  • STUDENT ... $8

Tour Description

Visit where Ottawa was born. Discover the history of this area once known as Lowertown from its rough and violent beginnings through its progression into the tourist destination it is today.

Starting just outside the Embassy of the United States we will guide you along some of the first commercial streets in the area, pass popular courtyards, and ultimately visit the actual Byward Market building itself.