Explore Parliament

Discover the Capital 1 Day Hop-On, Hop-Off



Hop on and off at your leisure at over 75 of Ottawa’s most famous city landmarks


  • Hop on and off at your own pace all over Ottawa
  • Choose from over 12 different stops
  • Visit Parliament Hill, museums, parks, embassies and more!
  • Guided bilingual city tour
  • Fun, historical and educational


  • Tickets for One-day Hop-On Hop-Off
  • Guided tour
  • 75 Ottawa landmarks


  • Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
  • Food and Beverages

Please Note

  • A Gray Line bus will depart every hour on the hour, starting from 10:00 am and the last departure is at 4:00 pm from May 1 to June 22 and from Sept 4 to Oct. 15, departure from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • From June 23 to Sept 3, every hour on the hour from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • * Long weekend, departures from 10:00 am to 6 pm
  • Available to all ages
  • Open top double decker bus, please dress accordingly!
  • A $5 pick-up fee will be charged for Hotel Pick-Ups (Downtown Ottawa only)
  • See PDF file for schedule & map
  • Closed on July 1st

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90% of reviewers liked this tour
Oct 14 2016
From ticket booth to the driver to the guide - excellent service and tour! Guide had a great sense of humour and was very knowledgeable!
Oct 12 2016
Oct 09 2016
11am bus had a late start of 12 minutes. This is frustrating if you want to fit in enough stops to get off & on all day. The trip was spoilt by the excessive wind on the top deck in the open sections when the bus went at about 70 kph. It was difficult to hear the live tour guide over the wind & traffic at times. The tour spiel was a bit boring - names and dates etc, like a history lesson. It was adequate to give us the layout of the city but anecdotes about the residents or city would have added more interest value. The bilingual translating became very tedious & multiple languages through headphones would have been more efficient.
Reply From Gray Line:
Hi Natalie, 

Thanks for letting us know your thoughts on the tour you took with us recently. We definitely do understand the importance of frequency on these bus routes, as our customers have booked this with the goal of seeing as much of the city as possible in one day. While sometimes we can get caught up in traffic, we do acknowledge that the bus should leave the first stop when it's scheduled to. As for the tour spiel itself: It is certainly our main goal to provide interesting, unique, and balanced tours for our customers, and it's unfortunate to hear that on this tour we missed the mark for you. We will be sending your comments to our Ottawa Office for review, in hopes to improve the experience for future customers taking the same tour. 

-The Gray Line Team
Oct 05 2016
Service ran smoothly, friendly staff.
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Hop aboard one of our authentic London-style double deckers for a one-day guided city tour. The tour begins at the Gray Line kiosk at the corner of Sparks & Elgin Street. Enjoy this bilingual guided city tour on our open or close top Double Decker buses of over 75 preferred sites of Ottawa-Gatineau on this fun, educational and historical tour.