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Canada's charming capital

There’s a wealth of family-friendly things to do in Ottawa, from fascinating museums and the country’s parliament buildings to outdoor delights like the winter wonderland of Rideau Canal, which freezes every year to become the world’s largest outdoor skating rink.

Essential information for Ottawa

Local time


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Canadian Dollar $
Official currency of Canada

Flight schedule

7h 30m
Montreal (YUL)

Flight information

  • Fly from London Heathrow to Montreal Airport with Air Canada.

Do I need a visa?

Yes. If you’re arriving into or transiting through Canada by air from either the UK or another destination e.g. the USA, you’ll need an eTA.

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

Eating out

The Byward Market area is a great place to sample everything from Brazilian Churrasco barbecue to French haute cuisine. Local speciailities include the Beaver Tail - a fried dough cake with lemon and sugar and the Poutine, a tastes-better-than-it-sounds blend of french fries, curd cheese and gravy.