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Ottawa: 3.5-Hour Night Tour with River Cruise

4.3 / 5

28 reviews

Activity provider: See Sight Tours Canada
Water activity

Ottawa: 3.5-Hour Night Tour with River Cruise

Activity provider: See Sight Tours Canada

From US$ 93.46 per person

Ottawa is like a whole new city at night - see for yourself the amazing sights and sounds of the city’s nightlife. You’ll be treated to a sunset river cruise, a personal driving tour, the opportunity to explore the ByWard Market, and a light show.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup and drop-off is available from any hotel in downtown Ottawa. The local operator will contact you with exact pickup details.
Small group
Limited to 7 participants


  • Relax on a sunset river cruise down the Ottawa River where you will get to see dozens of amazing local landmarks and attractions
  • Learn about the city’s unique history on a personal guided driving tour
  • Capture photos as you stop at Rockcliffe Park, Major’s Hill Park and Napean Point
  • Watch the amazing Northern Lights show light up the side of the Parliament Building with projected images
  • Enjoy complimentary pick-up and drop-off anywhere in downtown Ottawa
Full description

Surprises aplenty lie ahead when you choose to spend an evening in Ottowa. Uniquely designed to show you that nightlife in Canada’s capital city is more than just drinking, dancing, and visiting nightclubs, this guided tour will leave you with memories – and photos – that will last a lifetime. 

Navigating the streets of Ottawa by night can be stressful, which is why your tour will begin with a pickup from a complimentary shuttle. Choose any downtown hotel or prearranged destination and your tour guide will pick you up and take you on your way to the first stop on the tour.

While driving you to your first stop – a sunset river cruise – your tour guide will provide you with amazing facts about the city. Feel free to ask your tour guide anything about the city. You will reach the Ottawa riverside in just enough time to set sail on a lovely Paula D cruise boat. As you casually drift down the river, you will be treated to a beautiful sunset and some unique views of the city’s most popular landmarks and attractions. Just sit back and take in the beautiful sights or grab your camera and capture the moment. 

When your river cruise is over, drive you around some of the most exciting areas in the city. Your tour guide will provide you with interesting historical facts at each of the locations. Make sure you have your camera ready to take photos of the brightly lit landmarks and attractions. After your driving tour, it's time to experience the nightlife. Ask your tour guide for recommendations or be adventurous and pick at random. The tour will end with the unmissable Northern Lights show. Watch as a stunning projected light and sound show lights up the Parliament Building.

  • Narrated driving tour of the city
  • Sunset river cruise
  • Several stops at scenic lookouts for photo opportunities
  • Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel within the Downtown area
  • Nothern Lights show on Parliament Hill
  • Gratuities

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Important information

Know before you go

  • If you are staying outside the city, please contact the local tour operator after booking to arrange a pickup location
  • River cruise is weather dependent
  • This is a small, intimate group tour of approximately 6 people
Customer reviews

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4.3 /5

based on 28 reviews

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Carly was the very best guide we’ve ever had! She was energetic, kind, very knowledgeable and most of all -extremely accommodating. We had the pleasure of meeting an amazing women from New York that just added that extra enjoyment to our trip. We had a great time! I would highly recommend this tour. Thank you Carly and the very nice lady we met from New York (Sorry, I missed getting your name). All the best. J

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March 25, 2023

Beaucoup aimé, très intéressant et le guide vraiment gentil et connaissant. Ce fut très agréable. Cependant nous avons pas pu voir le spectacle son et lumière telle que prévu à cause d’une panne et le guide n’avait pas été avisé. Il nous a proposé une balade au parlement avec explications qui fut très intéressant. Merci pour cette belle soirée!

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March 25, 2023

Superbe soirée , nous avons eu droit aux feux d’artificie en prime . Le guide était très dynamique et intéressant. Malgré beaucoup de touristes et de circulation , il était très patient et a pris soin d apporter des chaises pour qu’on puisse profiter du spectacle assis . Super guide . La croisière est bien , mais les feux et le spectacle en images sur le parlement sont grandioses . Le tour de ville guidé était très intéressant . Toutes les attractions auraient pu être visitées sans guide et sans frais ( a part la croisière ). Mais si on veut tout voir sans se casser la tête s’est idéal .

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March 25, 2023

Product ID: 149996