Ottawa Embassies walking tour

$57.50 $57.50

Looking for things to do in Ottawa? Our Ottawa Embassies scavenger hunt is a 3-hour self-guided walking tour with challenges around the diplomatic neighborhood. Learn about Ottawa’s international importance, and discover some of its attractions. Indeed, you will solve challenges to discover your next destinations.

Walk from Strathcona Park to MacDonald Gardens Park to Laurier House, passing by numerous embassies, the Rideau River, and some monuments. Have fun solving the varied challenges.

The Ottawa Embassies Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 3.4 km / 2.1 mi walking tour with challenges along the way. It should take you 2 hours to complete.

  • A fun learning experience
  • See the sights! 32 locations
  • Learn some local history
  • Challenge your knowledge
  • 36 varied challenges
  • Fun for all ages, kids included
  • Walk at your own pace: 3.4 km / 2.1 mi
  • Pets are not allowed in all locations on this tour.
  • Wheelchair and stroller accessible throughout.
  • Start whenever you are ready, from your smartphone – no fixed schedule
  • Take as little, or as much time as you wish to complete your hunt
  • Aussi disponible en français.

Buy 1 scavenger hunt for your party of 1 to 6 people.

Scroll below for additional details, including locations seen, and how to start the activity.

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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.

Ancient history

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.

Recent history

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.

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Additional information

Starting Point

Strathcona Park parking lot at Range Rd and Somerset St.E, Ottawa, ON K1M 2K1

End point

This tour ends where it starts, in Strathcona Park

Sights seen

32 sites can be seen: important buildings, monuments, plazas & attractions


36 varied challenges – all answers are available in front of your on-site, outdoors.


3.4 kilometers / 2.1 miles


2 to 3 hours at normal walking pace


Fully charged smartphone with internect access (data plan with LTE, 4G or 3G)


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