While you are in Canada’s Capital Region
90 Wellington Street
Daily, 9 am to 5 pm
- January 1
- December 25
Weekdays: 9 am to 5 pm
Toll free: 1-844-878-8333
- Capital Information Kiosk
- Roving information officers
- Wayfinding and discovery tools
Capital Information Kiosk
Start your visit at the Capital Information Kiosk, Canada’s Capital Region’s main tourist office! You'll find a complete range of services and tools to help you plan your visit to Ottawa and Gatineau.
Once in Ottawa, you could download our mobile app, Capital tours, a free GPS‑enabled multi-media walking tour app of the Parliament Hill grounds and Confederation Boulevard.
Keep you smartphone and a pair of ear buds handy while you visit because you will come across Decoding Art QR-codes which are available at some of the most popular monuments and public art pieces.
You will find information and orientation tools as well as various interpretation panels about key capital sites, views and vistas installed along Confederation Boulevard.
To pick up a copy of a regional tourism guide, maps, brochures or to purchase a Museums Passport visit the Capital Information Kiosk located directly across from Parliament Hill (90 Wellington Street, Ottawa). Our information officers look forward to welcoming you.
We wish you an excellent stay in Canada’s Capital Region!
- The World Exchange Plaza, located at 45 O’Connor Street, is the nearest underground parking to the Capital Information Kiosk. The entrances are on Metcalfe and Queen streets.
- Parking restrictions are strictly enforced at all times. However, free parking is available on weekends.
Roving Information Officers
Let us come to you! We have roving information officers at key tourist areas in downtown Ottawa and Gatineau who are ready to help you. They’re easy to spot: look for the neon blue jersey with the white question mark on the back.
Roving information officers will spark your curiosity with their captivating interpretations of historic buildings, monuments, and landscape. Test their knowledge by asking them any question you may have about Canada’s Capital Region. Each officer is equipped with an electronic tablet and is ready to provide information, orientation and interpretation services.
- National War Memorial
- Parliament Hill
- Confederation Boulevard (Elgin, Wellington Street and Mackenzie Avenue in Ottawa; Boulevard des Allumettières in Gatineau)
Mid-May to Labour Day
Wayfinding and discovery tools
Go to the heart of Canada’s capital by visiting Confederation Boulevard, the capital’s ceremonial and discovery route. You’ll find many interpretive tools along this route, including:
- bronze three-dimensional map models at key points along Confederation Boulevard; and
- info-map columns at intervals along the route.
Canada's Capital Region mobile appDownload a free app for a variety of walking tours and activities. It is available for Blackberry and iPhone.
The Capital Tours app offers walking tours of Ottawa-Gatineau, Canada’s Capital Region. The app provides fascinating stories and rich multimedia content as you explore the grounds of Parliament Hill, sites along Confederation Boulevard (the capital's ceremonial and discovery route), historic Sparks Street and Gatineau. Tours are family-friendly and easily customized according to your interests and time.
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