The most convenient place to gather answers and pick up maps and brochures is the Capital Infocentre, 90 Wellington St., across from Parliament Hill (tel. 800/465-1867 or 613/239-5000;; it's open daily 9am to 9pm in summer and 9am to 5pm daily in winter.

The Ottawa Tourism and Convention Authority (OTCA; 130 Albert St., Ste. 1800, Ottawa, ON K1P 5G4) maintains a comprehensive website with visitor information at The OTCA publishes an annual visitor guide, which includes maps and listings of cultural sites, things to see and do, accommodations, places to dine and shop, and services. You can obtain a free printed copy of the guide by phoning the Capital Infocentre (tel. 800/465-1867).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.