The Ottawa Embassies Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 3.4 km / 2.1 mi self-guided walking tour with challenges along the way. It should take you 2 hours to complete, and end near the start location.
Click here for the Ottawa Embassies Tourist Scavenger Hunt’s complete tour details, specifications, requirements, and city history. You’ll also find there the complete locations list.
- Strathcona Park
- Rideau River
- Many embassies
- Laurier House
- Cordon Bleu Institute
- MacDonald Gardens Park
- several old manors
- and more
This scavenger hunt has a difficulty level of EASY.
The ideal group size is between 2 and 6 people – but is not restricted to this. Children are welcome and will enjoy most of the challenges.
After purchase, to begin your Ottawa Embassies tourist scavenger hunt, you will need to head to the Strathcona Park parking lot at Range Rd and Somerset St.E, Ottawa, ON K1M 2K1. This is the start location.
Once there, begin your hunt, either log in to this website by clicking on the link provided, or go to My Account and follow the instructions there.
Ottawa was founded in 1826 along the Rideau River for the construction of the Rideau Canal. Then, in 1857, Queen Victoria chose the site to host the new capital of the province of Canada (a province of the British Empire at the time).
It resides on the border of Upper and Lower Canada and resolved the conflict between the cities of Montreal, Toronto, Quebec, and Kingston, all vying for the permanent title.
In 1959, Ottawa became the capital of the Canadian Confederation, under the British Parliament and Monarchy. On July 1st, 1867, it became the capital of the sovereign country of Canada, which only has links to the British Monarchy, but no longer to the British Government. As a matter of fact, all of its principal federal institutions, including Parliament, the residences of the Governor-General (British Crown’s representative), and the Prime Minister of Canada are located here.
Then, in 1916, a major fire burned down most of the parliament, except for the library, located at the back. Reconstruction was completed in 1920.
Ottawa, now with over 900,000 inhabitants became the fourth-largest city in Canada. Its metropolitan area spreads across 2 provinces and houses over 1.2 million inhabitants. Indeed, 34% of the population is bilingual (French and English) in Ottawa.