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Historical Sightseeing Cruise on the Ottawa River

Highlights / General details C'mon aboard the Capital's premier sightseeing vessel, the Empress of Ottawa, and capture unique and spectacular views of some of the city's attractions such as the Parliament Buildings, Canadian Museum of History (formerly Canadian Museum of Civilization), Rideau Falls, and the Prime Minister's residence. With these landmarks as your backdrop Capital Cruises is the ideal way to tour the Ottawa River. Feel free to roam about our two enclosed decks and the third open-air deck to find their ideal spot aboard. The cruise offers full live commentary in English and French, and we are proud to offer a pre-recorded historical commentary in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin. The Empress of Ottawa has daily departures from two locations to best serve you: Jacques Cartier Park Wharf in Gatineau (Hull Sector) and at the base of the Rideau Canal locks below the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa. Boarding starts 10 minutes prior to departure. Point of Interest: Parliament buildings; Museum of Civilization; Rideau Falls; Prime Minister’s residence. Inclusion Live commentary in English, and French; Audio guide in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin; Free tour map; Open air top deck; Two covered decks with ample seating; Washrooms on the two lower levels; Full service bar; River cruise; Taxes. Exclusion Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Snacks and beverages available for purchase. Hours of operation Available: Daily; Departs at 11:40am, 1:10pm, and 2:40pm from Jacques Cartier Park. Departs at 12:00pm, 1:30pm, and 3:00pm from Ottawa Locks. Duration Tours are approximately 1 hour on the water and 1 hour and 10 minutes round trip. Inclusion Live commentary in English, and French; Audio guide in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin; Free tour map; Open air top deck; Two covered decks with ample seating; Washrooms on the two lower levels; Full service bar; River cruise; Taxes. Exclusion Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Snacks and beverages available for purchase. Hours of operation Available: Daily; Departs at 11:40am, 1:10pm, and 2:40pm from Jacques Cartier Park. Departs at 12:00pm, 1:30pm, and 3:00pm from Ottawa Locks. Duration Tours are approximately 1 hour on the water and 1 hour and 10 minutes round trip. Location Departs from Jacques Cartier Park and Ottawa Locks. Policies Guests are responsible for their own transportation to and from the departure locations. Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher. **All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**