Virtual Ottawa

Welcome to Virtual Ottawa! You can’t come to Ottawa so we’re bringing the heritage, history, culture and natural wonders of Ottawa to you! 

We acknowledge that Ottawa is located in the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinabe Nation. CES 2021 extends our respect to all First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples for their valuable contributions, past and present.  

As Canada’s capital, it is home to the iconic Parliament Hill, museums, and the Rideau Canal – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a source of pride for all Canadians. Find out more about our most popular attractions which you can explore virtually.

Discover Ottawa

No matter the season, Ottawa is filled with excitement and beauty. There is always something new to discover in Ottawa.

Ottawa tourism

Get social with #MyOttawa

Ottawa virtual tours, exhibitions, activities and performances

National Capital Commission

Rideau Canal: UNESCO World Heritage

Gatineau Park

Parliament of Canada

Parliament is the heart of Canada’s federal democracy. Step inside and experience a truly iconic space and a unique architectural wonder. 

Parliament: The Virtual 


Centre Block

Parliament Library

The Peace Tower

National Museums

Canada Museum of History

Take a 360˚ tour of the spectacular Grand Hall and First People Hall, exhibitions, crafts, games, films and more.

The Canadian War Museum

Visit exhibitions and galleries of one of the world’s most respected museums for the study and understanding of armed conflict. 

Canadian Museum of Nature

Check out the awe inspiring galleries and exhibitions, and  youtube channel.

National Gallery of Canada

Take a virtual tour and immerse yourself in the restorative and enriching power of art. The Gallery is home to more than 75,000 works of art, along with extensive library and archival holdings.

Check out NGC youtube channel for more videos.