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Cheap Downtown Private Bedroom

A private room in a downtown located apartment. It is very charming, and well exposed to the daylight. The apartment is located in the heart of downtown. Access to the museums and tourist areas is a walk of a few minutes. Several bus stops are less than one minute's walk away. The parliament metro station is a 10-minute walk.

$38 per night
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Spacious Fully Equipped Studio in Trendy Westboro

Guests have commented that our studio is as quiet as a cottage. It is fully equipped for short or long term visitors or remote workers. The studio is in its own building, beautifully decorated, and super clean. The 3 pc. bathroom is located a few steps away in the main house and reserved for your use. In the studio, there's great coffee, teas, homemade granola, cooking facilities, reliable wifi, and internet TV. We will do our best to ensure that you have a comfortable stay.

$52 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Gatineau
TINY HOUSE Experience - 1 Bedroom Apartment

Small apartment, tiny house concept, in a peaceful residential neighborhood! Ideal for a single person or a couple. Must be comfortable in small spaces. There is a sofa bed in the living room. The bedroom is located in the gable which you can reach by climbing on the ladder that you see in the photos. Large private terrace.

$39 per night

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Bright 1-bdrm in executive home in great area #202
$31 per night
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★★★ FEMALE students & internships ♥♥♥18201
$22 per night
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Private entire 1-bedroom with parking and backyard
$52 per night
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Uplifting Private Room with Smart Lock and Desk
$43 per night
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Private room Downtown near Embassies, Uottawa,CHEO
$51 per night
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Cozy & Peaceful Private Master Bedroom
$40 per night
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PRIVATE ROOM | 15 MIN FROM DOWNTOWN OTTAWA
$41 per night
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Modern luxury one bedroom w/ private entrance
$43 per night
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Cozy & Peaceful Private Bedroom
$38 per night
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Large Room by Airport and Convention Centres
$32 per night
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  2. Gatineau
Bach apt close to Casino, Hull Island & Parliament
$40 per night
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1-bedroom apartment in Byward Market - Sleeps 4
$56 per night

Your guide to Ottawa

All About Ottawa

Sitting on the banks of the scenic Ottawa River in southern Ontario, Canada’s capital city boasts beautiful parks and waterways, a mix of traditional and modern architecture, and world-class museums. At Ottawa’s heart is the magnificent Parliament Hill, featuring Gothic Revival buildings that are home to Canada’s government, and the iconic 300-foot Peace Tower, which you can climb for spectacular views of the city. The expansive lawns on the hill play host to many national celebrations and shows throughout the year.

Winding through the center of Ottawa is the 125-mile Rideau Canal — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — connecting the Ottawa River to Lake Ontario. The waterway is popular for boating in the warmer months, and you can cycle or stroll the paths along its banks. A five-mile stretch freezes over in winter and becomes the world’s largest naturally frozen ice-skating rink. Ottawa is also home to the National Gallery of Canada, where you’ll find the country’s biggest collection of Indigenous art. Other highlights include the Canadian Children’s Museum, the Canadian Museum of History, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum.


How do I get around Ottawa?

Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport (YOW) is just a 20-minute drive from the city center. The quickest way into downtown is via taxi, which you’ll find just outside the terminals. You can also rent a car at the airport. There’s a public bus that will get you into the city in around 30 minutes.

Once you’re in the city, taxis and ride-booking services are available. The O-Train light rail system is the most convenient way to get around, with stations throughout the city. Ottawa operates a single-ticket system, available at O-Train stations and many convenience stores, that give you access to the O-Train and all public buses. The city has many bike paths, and you’ll find numerous places to rent a bike.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Ottawa?

The most pleasant time to stay in a vacation rental in Ottawa is between March and May, when the city bursts into color and the days are mostly mild. The Canadian Tulip Festival in May sees millions of flowers blooming all over the city. June through August is the hottest period in Ottawa. And in late June, one of Ottawa’s largest music festivals attracts local and international jazz musicians for 10 days of concerts on outdoor stages around town.

Temperatures drop in autumn, and rain is likely, but the changing colors in the leafy city parks are spectacular. In winter, Ottawa is cold and snowy, with temperatures often dropping well below zero. Still, you can bring warm layers and enjoy the popular Winterlude in February, one of the biggest winter festivals in the world, with live music, ice skating shows, an artisan market, and an international ice carving contest.


What are the top things to do in Ottawa?

ByWard Market

Explore the city’s biggest market, which is full of life day and night. It features Canada’s oldest farmers’ market with stalls selling fresh produce, cheeses, and bread. You’ll find arts and crafts stalls, boutiques, galleries, and restaurants here too. You can also taste a favorite local treat, a deep-fried pastry covered in sweet toppings like sugar and cinnamon. Live music and street performers often appear at the market.

Parliament Hill

The imposing Parliament Hill rises above the city, topped by the Gothic Revival buildings of Canada’s government. You can take a guided visit inside, but there’s much to enjoy outside as well. Every morning in summer, you can see the changing of the guards ceremony, and then in the evening, return to see the striking Sound and Light multimedia show projected on the buildings.

National Gallery of Canada

The art starts even before you even go inside, thanks to the spectacular prism-like glass towers of this ultra-modern building. Once inside, you can browse around one of the largest art museums in North America, with galleries displaying Indigenous and Canadian art, photography, sound sculptures, as well as many temporary exhibitions throughout the year. You can enter for free every Thursday night from 5 until 8.