Ottawa is a beautiful city that successfully blends urban vitality with relaxing green spaces – even in the compact downtown core! Cyclists, runners and rollerbladers love to ride the 800 kilometres (497 miles) of recreational pathways that stretch from downtown in all directions.

For an ideal introduction to Canada’s capital region, consider this 7.5-kilometre journey that winds by national sites, historic waterways and natural areas. Spring, summer or fall, this cycling route is a great way to experience Ottawa, and the relatively flat route is even great for families!

  • Sightseeing Cycle Route

    Credit: Ottawa Tourism

  • Sightseeing Cycle Route

    Credit: Rideau Canal

  • Sightseeing Cycle Route

    Credit: Ottawa Tourism

  • Sightseeing Cycle Route

    Credit: Ottawa Tourism

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This route takes less than an hour at a leisurely pace; more if you stop at museums and sites along the way.

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Ottawa, Ontario

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Sightseeing Cycle Route

Rideau Canal Eastern Pathway, Ottawa, ON, Canada

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