Ottawa Free Tours is a local independent walking tour company run by a group of passionate Ottawans (yes, that’s what we’re called) who love showing off Canada’s capital city.
We make it a priority to feature Ottawa’s most famous landmarks, while at the same time sharing the city’s sordid and colourful past that is often overlooked. From debaucherous tales of drunk Prime Ministers and lumberjack gang violence, to inspiring (and at times shameful) stories of the LGBTQ movement and black Canadians, we’re here to shine a light on the good, the bad and the ugly that makes our city the quirky and cultured capital it is today.
Our local guides will also share with you the best places to eat, drink and visit during your time in Ottawa. As a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner for 4 years in a row, we’re proud of the great impressions we’ve left on visitors from around the world!