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Do It All In a Day or Three!

With so much to see and do in Ottawa, make the most of your trip using the Visit Ottawa Pass! Take advantage of discounted admission to popular museums and unique tours. The Visit Ottawa Pass allows you to maximize your visit, while minimizing your budget. For one low price, experience seven top attractions! Choose from a 1-Day or a 3-Day pass and save on admission. The Visit Ottawa Pass is delivered to your phone (no app required) via text and email for safe, touchless entry.

Visit Ottawa Pass - 1-Day Pass

1-Day Visit Ottawa Pass

If you’re planning a quick visit, our one-day pass can be used over any 24 hour period. If you start your adventure at noon on day one, you can finish it the next morning!

  • Valid for 24 hours after first use
  • Available for immediate use upon receipt via email and text
  • Must be used within 60 days from date of purchase
  • Pass is valid for a single admission to each participating attraction/tour

$42.00 – $59.00

Visit Ottawa Pass - 3-Day Pass

3-Day Visit Ottawa Pass

This is the affordable way to spend a few days exploring top attractions, seeing the sites and touring the city’s haunted side.

  • Valid for 72 hours after first use
  • Available for immediate use upon receipt via email and text
  • Must be used within 60 days from date purchase
  • Pass is valid for a single admission to each participating attraction/tour

$69.00 – $94.00

How this Pass Works

Step 1 – Get Your Pass

This mobile exclusive passport is a collection of attractions to explore in Ottawa.

Step 2 – Receive Text

Your passport will be instantly delivered to your phone via text and email and is ready to use immediately! There is no app to download. Your pass can be saved to your phone’s home screen for easy one-tap access.

Step 3 – Redeem

When visiting a participating business, simply present your phone to the attendant or staff member to redeem admission.

Participating Attractions and Tours

Canadian War Museum

Canadian War Museum

Regular Admission

The iconic Canadian War Museum is a must-see destination for anyone interested in the cost of conflict and humankind’s enduring desire for peace. The Museum, which ranked number 1 on TripAdvisor’s list of Things to Do in Ottawa, explores Canadian military history from early wars in Canada to contemporary conflicts. It features unique architecture, a display of large military artillery, thought-provoking exhibitions, moving personal stories of Canadians in times of war, priceless works of art, and spaces for quiet reflection and remembrance.

Canadian Museum of History

Regular Admission

For one of the most rewarding museum experiences in the National Capital Region, don’t miss the Canadian Museum of History. Designed by Indigenous architect Douglas Cardinal, the Museum — one of Canada’s most popular — celebrates the diverse histories, stories and cultures of Indigenous Peoples through galleries, displays and monumental works of art, while also exploring the compelling personal stories that have shaped Canada, from earliest times to the present day. Youngsters and their families will love learning through play at the Canadian Children’s Museum, and visitors of all ages will enjoy the thrill of the large-screen adventures at CINÉ+.

Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum

Regular Admission with self-guided tour

Immerse yourself in Canada’s Cold War history as you tour this four-storey underground bunker in rural Ottawa. Originally designed to safeguard Canada’s government in the event of a nuclear attack, the Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum is now a national historic site that plays a crucial role in understanding a critical period in recent world history.

Tour recreated government workspaces, living quarters, and cryptographic areas that are equipped with vintage maps, rotary telephones, and early-age computers. Highlights include the Prime Minister’s Suite, the War Cabinet Room, and the Bank of Canada Vault.

National Gallery of Canada

Regular Admission

Discover world-renowned contemporary and historical artworks – including painting, sculpture, photography, and multimedia – at this iconic site located near the vibrant ByWard Market.

Learn about Canada’s collective story through art in the Indigenous and Canadian Galleries, a massive display that includes works from time immemorial to the present day. Explore the collection in the contemporary and European and American galleries and take in world-class special exhibitions.

Royal Canadian Mint

Regular Admission

Take a fascinating tour to learn how coins are made, and shop for unique gifts and collectibles in an historic building near the ByWard Market area.

On your tour, you can learn about the precise art and craft of coin-making, see over $1 million worth of pure gold and even hold a solid gold bar! Discover the mint’s storied history, which includes a Guinness World Record for producing the world’s largest coin—a 100-kilogram coin made of 99.999% pure gold with a face value of $1 million. On weekdays, you can also watch coins being made.

The Haunted Walk

Original Tour

Take a lantern-lit walking tour of some of Ottawa’s most haunted locations and learn their ghostly stories.

Step into the night and immerse yourself in Ottawa’s hidden history—if you dare. The Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa highlights the ghostly past of historic sites such as the Bytown Museum, the Fairmont Château Laurier hotel and more.

Gray Line Ottawa

1-Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Ticket

Tours run from May 1 st to October 31 st

Tour departure times are from 10am until 4pm. Once you redeem this attraction, the Hop-On-Hop-Off experience is active for 24 hours.

Discover the Capital on a 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off tour. Hop aboard one of their authentic London-style double decker buses for a guided city tour. The tour begins at the Gray Line Ottawa kiosk at the corner of Sparks & Elgin streets and the tour runs in a continuous loop that permits you to hop on and off at your favorite sites. Visit at your own pace and get back on to continue the loop tour.

On this tour, discover over 75 of Ottawa’s must-see landmarks. Let their professional tour guides introduce you to the historical landmarks, exciting attractions and beautiful scenery that Canada’s capital has to offer. You will be driven along Confederation Boulevard and Sussex Drive where you will view the most popular landmarks in Ottawa, including the famous residence of the Prime Minister and the Governor General’s residence.

Please check with Gray Line’s ticket stand to ensure availability prior to redeeming during statutory holiday weekends such as Canada Day, Civic Holiday, and Labour Day.

Cobblestone Tours

Winter Tour Ticket

Tours run from November 1 st to April 30 th

Cobblestone Tours offers the only winter bus tours of Ottawa and Gatineau, with interpretation available in both French and English. Take a wintertime tour and enjoy the various important sights and historical buildings that Ottawa has to offer while staying warm and cozy on vintage heated buses. Tours depart from George Street in the ByWard Market neighbourhood.

Frequently Asked Questions

+ If I buy a 1-Day Pass, and use it in the afternoon, can I still use it tomorrow?

In our system, one “day” equates to 24 hours of usage. So, if you make your first redemption in the afternoon on a 1-Day Pass, you will have exactly 24 hours from that time to continue using your pass at other locations. The clock starts after your first redemption, and your pass will expire after the number of hours associated with the duration of your pass.

+ How do I know when I can use my pass?

Clicking on the calendar icon in the mobile pass will let you know when you can start using the pass, or if it’s already activated. You can also see the date your pass expires and is no longer available through this feature. A pass must be activated within 60 days of purchase. Activation of a pass can take place at any of the attractions and will occur at your first use of the pass with an attraction.

+ Is there a paper version of the pass I can use?

Our passes are digital only and require a mobile phone to access. Therefore, they are not offered in printed or physical formats.

+ Can I upgrade my pass to a longer duration?

We do not currently offer upgrading to a different duration pass.

+ How can I transfer my pass to someone else to use?

To transfer a pass to another recipient, click the Transfer icon on the Pass page. From there, enter the recipient’s information. Email address is required to transfer the pass. Please note that passes that have already recorded a redemption cannot be transferred to another user.

+ What if I don’t use my pass within the activation period?

Refunds on a pass that has not been activated can be requested within 70 days of your purchase of the pass, after which no refunds will be provided. Restrictions on refunds apply. No refunds will be provided where a pass is activated or in respect of any specific attraction. For full details, please read our Terms and Conditions.

+ What is the difference between the Gray Line Hop-On-Hop-Off ticket and the Cobblestone Winter Tour ticket?

Both Gray Line Ottawa and Cobblestone Tours offer seasonal tours and include a guided city tour. Gray Line Ottawa operates in the summer-fall season, between May 1 stand October 31 st. During this time, visitors will have the chance to discover the capital aboard a double decker bus with the option to Hop-On and Hop-Off at various stops. Cobblestone Tours operates in the winter season, between November 1 stand April 30 th. Visitors during this season will have the opportunity to enjoy a tour around the capital on one of their vintage heated buses.

+ Is a reservation required at the attractions? If so, how can I make one?

We encourage the attractions in our passes to avoid required reservations. However, some attractions on the pass may require that you select a date and time to visit. If this is the case, information on how to make the reservation will be included on the Admission page for that attraction.

+ Who can I contact for location specific information before I visit an attraction?

Please reach out to the attraction to speak with a staff member. Clicking on the ‘Info’ button on the Venue page will provide you with a phone number to call.

+ Are parking fees included in my purchase?

Unless specified in the venue’s offering, additional fees like parking are not included.

+ Is this an app?

Our passes look and feel like an app, but are actually mobile-optimized websites that are immediately delivered to your phone after signing up or purchasing. Your pass will also update in real time if an update is made, eliminating the need to update your pass through the App or Google Play store.

+ I put in the wrong phone or email when I made my order. How can I update my information?

Submit a help request through the mobile pass by going to More > Request Support and our support team would be happy to update this for you. Please include the account information that needs to be updated in your request.

+ What if I have a question that is not answered in the options presented to me?

Please reach out to our support team via phone, text, or email at +1-888-921-5333and You can also submit a help request through the pass by going to More > Request Support.