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The tour begins at the intersection of Sparks and Elgin Street, just steps away from Parliament Hill. Climb aboard a convertible land-to-water amphibus and settle in for a 1-hour tour of Ottawa and Gatineau.

Listen to entertaining live commentary as you pass famous landmarks including Canadian Parliament, the National Gallery, and the Prime Minister’s residence. The on-board guide ensures you see unmarked and lesser-known points of interest that visitors often miss.

Once you’ve explored the city streets, the amphibus descends into the Ottawa River. From the water, enjoy rare panoramic views of the cityscape. Pass the capital’s three iconic bridges as the guide provides historical background you won’t find in the guidebooks.

After the bus makes its way out of the water, take a scenic ride over the Rideau Canal and end the tour back at Parliament Hill.

Locations visited
Rideau Canal
National Gallery of Canada
ByWard Market
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Take advantage of your time in Ottawa with this easy 1-hour land and water tour. Learn about the history and architecture of Canada’s capital with a guide, who points out landmarks you may have missed if exploring on your own. After a tour of the charming streets, descend on the amphibus into the Ottawa River for a rare view of the cityscape.
  • Bilingual guide provides an entertaining history of Canada’s capital
  • Amphibus tour: See the cityscape and National Gallery from the Ottawa River
  • Visit monuments and landmarks often missed by visitors
  • Choose from 7 departure times between 10:30am and 7:30pm
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Reviewed 4 days ago
So much fun!

This was my first amphibious bus tour . Lots of great facts along the way and loved driving into the river . My boyfriend and I had a blast ! Our guide Sabrina was energetic and kept us interested !

Thank Holly M
Reviewed 1 week ago
Loved getting to go on the river

I have never been on an amphibious tour and wanted to try it. I really enjoyed it and would have given them a five star rating except that when we drove out of the water and were on our way back to be dropped off,...More

Thank lmiles436
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Kids Loved The Amphibious Bus !!!

Went for a tour with our 2 sons,8&7 yrs old, it was a great little tour!! Selena the tour guide was awesome, I learnt allot from such a short trip. Kids loved the bus going into the water and back out again. If you have...More

Thank Gelaas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amphibious Bus Tour

Nice tour of Ottawa and the Ottawa river by land and water. Keith our captain 👨‍✈️ was nice enough to take us to 24 Sussex which was great. Selena was an excellent guide. We were the first ones in line and wanted to be up...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Good times!!

What a great way to see Ottawa!! Bruno offered a lot of interesting information!! It was a fun tour and loved seeing the awesome views from the river! Thanks Lady Dive!!

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