Happy Holidays! Canada’s capital is at its best during the holiday season. Join our knowledgeable and passionate guide to get into the holiday spirit as they lead you on a leisurely 90 minute walk through Ottawa’s most famous monuments and locations as they bask in the glow of winter snow and holiday splendour.  Mix in stories about the city’s colourful history, its larger than life political characters, graceful architecture and it is the perfect opportunity to bring the family out to see the glistening lights that make Ottawa sparkle during the holiday season.  Come learn about Ottawa’s past, present, and future with an entertaining and educational experience.

This tour only takes place on Saturday December 9. No other dates are available. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. SPACE IS LIMITED!

This guided walk includes stops at:

  • Parliament Hill
  • The National War Memorial
  • Sparks Street
  • Major’s Hill Park
  • The Fairmont Chateau Laurier
  • The Rideau Canal
  • The Prime Minister’s Offices
  • The By Ward Market
  • Tours end in front of the Beavertails shack in the ByWard Market


About the FREE Tour

Yes the tour is FREE, and payment is not obligatory, we do ask you to provide your guide with a tip to show your appreciation for their time and thier service.  However you decide what the tour was worth or what you can afford, The value-for-money ratio is determined by you so there is no risk of being ‘ripped-off’ or feeling like you didn’t get your money’s worth. The average tip is $20 per adult participant and $10 per child over 10 years old. 



Meet your FREE English Ottawa Walking Tours guide at the Terry Fox Statue, located at 90 Wellington Street, corner of Metcalfe & Wellington, directly across the street from the Parliament Buildings in downtown Ottawa. Spot our FREE English Tour Guide holding a RED UMBRELLA.

PLEASE NOTE: If we do not receive any reservations BEFORE 10:00 PM the evening prior to the tour, the tour MAY BE CANCELLED. If you plan to attend, PLEASE SIGN-UP IN ADVANCE.

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