Anchored by the Parliament buildings, the capital of Canada offers a dynamic compilation of inspiring museums, bilingual neighborhoods, spectacular parks and public spaces, and delightful winter festivities.
With four distinct seasons, Ottawa is fluttering with exciting things to do all year round. Regal yet gracious, explore the city’s notable landmarks and local hangouts then forge ahead to the rest of Ontario and neighboring Quebec.
Ottawa is a city where locals often ice skate to work or school in the winter, and is steeped in heritage and a wide range of attractions.
Enjoy a leisurely afternoon next to the iconic Rideau Canal. Winding along for five miles, the waterway transforms into an outdoor skating rink during the colder months.
Take a tour and wander the grounds of the Parliament buildings, the home of Canada’s government that is surrounded with breathtaking views of the city and the Ottawa River.
Set aside a few hours and browse this contemporary gallery. Enclosed in a glass tower, exhibitions include the famous Canadian landscape painters known as the Group of Seven, aboriginal artwork, and European impressionism.
Skip the car rental counter
Treat yourself to a slice of the good life — book a car on Turo to leave the busy city streets of the downtown district behind and experience the nearby gems just a few hours’ drive away from the capital. Canadian winters bring inclement weather and icy roads, so if you’re visiting in the colder months, be sure to search for an all-wheel drive vehicle with snow tires equipped.Book the perfect car
Feeling adventurous? Pack a lunch and head to Bonnechere Caves for a unique and informative geological tour through underground tunnels and past stalactites, coral, and ancient cave creatures.
For a slower and more relaxed pace, head to Chelsea to replenish your energy levels. Book a massage at the Nordik Spa or stroll along the main street for lunch, pastries, or ice cream.
The perfect spot for nature lovers, take a quick 15-minute drive across the river from Ottawa’s downtown for gorgeous views and hiking paths for all levels and abilities.
I was skeptical about business being on Turo at first because the early days of Turo were flooded with rental car companies listing their rental fleet. However, my experience with Surgenor Hyundai was probably the best I have ever had on this platform. They have created an excellent initiative for people to test drive brand new vehicles, especially with EV that you'd want to live with a couple days before you can decide if you're ready for the transition. Everyone at the dealer was excited about the car and this initiative (perhaps it was because I'm the first customer), and treated me like a value customer. The dealer gets to generate profit from their demo fleet and customers can get a long duration test drive. It's a win-win for both. I can't say if I'll ever rent this car again (there's no point test driving it if I'm getting one myself), but I'd definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants to test drive the ioniq5. I hope this initiative will continue and extend to other models in the future, and perhaps other dealers can learn a thing or two from Surgenor.
Renting with John was the best rental experience I've had so far. He was flexible, accomodating, took the time to explain things and made sure I was both comfortable with the car and abreast of developments when they arose and offered me replacement options at no extra cost to myself. A more thoughtful and honest host I couldn't hope for.
Car was great! Easy pick up and drop off. I’ll be renting from her again on my next trip.
John is really awesome and chill guy. I had a pleasure to rent a car from him and he is exceptional host. I recommend him to anyone who wants to rent a luxury car with good features
Great car, great host. Pierre is understandable, patient and well mannered. The vehicle is clean, no smells, and well maintained from fuel economy perspective. We were three and one of us is 6ft tall, but trip went smoothly because we had more than enough space in the car. Definitely a repeat, I’m not going to look elsewhere if this car is available. Details: 4 day trip, 5-7h drive one way. 3 people and luggage.
I had a great trip with Phearak’s Civic. Accommodated pickup in the middle of the night. Vehicle is beyond great on fuel.
Oluwatosin was great! Vehicle was there at the airport waiting (keep in mind this was 1 am!) The CX5 was a very nice vehicle for us. Clean and perfect for our family of 5. Then at drop off we were met right at departures. Could not have been more convenient. Would definitely use his services again.
Benoit is a super host, very accommodating, made my trip a 100% better I recommend ! 🤌🏾
Pierre (and David) were very nice and accommodating with us. The car is clean and has no issues. We will definitely rent from then again.
What an excellent trip! Alanna's Rogue was all ready for my wife and I to go camping - clean, full of fuel, and the contactless pickup was a breeze. This was a great first Turo experience for us.
Amazing host very genuine great car well maintained will definitely be returning to rent this vehicle
Marc was easy to communicate with and pleasant to deal with. The car was as advertised.
Great trip. Car was in great shape, and the transfer with Michel was smooth and easy.
Francois was very accommodating throughout the trip when I had to change the time for return more than once due to my schedule changing.
Vehicle was in excellent condition, very clean, no issues. First time renting off of Turo and it was a great experience overall. Thank you Alanna!
This rental was great for a day of luxury for our family of 6. We received the car in perfect shape and Isaiah went out of his way to address any concerns we had. It’s a smooth drive with a beautiful interior. You have to get used to it’s massive size but there’s lots of assisted driving features to help with that. We’d happily recommend Isaiah and his Escalade.
Great car - drives very smooth, pretty good on gas, has all the nice bells and whistles as extras (rearview cam, blindspot monitor, etc). And Alanna was a great host - her instructions for pickup and dropoff were very clear. She answered all my questions within minutes. Would definitely recommend and go back myself.
Silky smooth all around; Mike was very accommodating and the CR-V was exactly as presented. I highly recommend Mike and his vehicle, and will use them again as the opportunity arises. Thanks Mike!
Great vehicle! Spacious, quite fast. John was very professional on pick up day. Highly recommend
Benoit was amazing! His car was clean and we had no issues driving from Ottawa to Kitchener and back. The car was great on gas. We were running late coming home and he extended our trip for us! Next time I use Turo I will book it with him :) thank you so much!
Very clean car, and very comfortable. Aarnav is helpful and response quickly for any request. I recommend 👌
Great ride, and amazing owner. Will is very flexible. Car is very clean and new. It was an awesome experience overall can’t wait to borrow this baby again
Car was great! Clean and fun to drive. Ben is very accommodating and easy to communicate with.
Very nice and comfortable vehicle, and certainly the best price in Ottawa considering what other people are charging for 100 year old cars. Frank(host) is awesome...
Best service! Best rental! Great car! Amazing host! Perfect prices! Super great to rent from Belal Will be definitely renting again!
The Pilot was a great car for highway driving! Clean and comfortable. Abe was easy to work with.
Very accommodating host, and the car was extremely clean! Contactless pick up a plus 👍🏼
Mike is such an amazing person, great communication, and the car is in great conditions, highly recommend
Must try !!. Kay communicated well and also accommodated my request due to changes in my travel plan. Good car and smooth to ride.
Excellent and so pleasant people. This was an option I used for the first time and will continue. This was so greatly appreciated, especially on such short notice.
David is a a great host. Very understanding and responsive. Will book again :)
Had a great experience in pick up and drop. Car was very neat and clean and was very good to drive
Abe was very nice to have the car cleaned and ready for pick up in time. It served our our purpose. The car has good trunk space which was the reason I booked this one.
This was a great rental experience. Stephen was very prompt in his communication and helped us get our trip organized while we were visiting Ottawa. The car was in as described and the process was very simple. We will hopefully rent again from him the time we are in Ottawa
Alanna was an amazing host with the best communication and accommodations that I have experienced on this app thus far. I have rented with her two times now and will be renting again in the future. The car was clean, efficient & good on gas. Thanks Alanna I’ll be chatting with you soon .
The car is very clean and like new. I rented it for a trip to Toronto and the drive was very nice, comfortable and fuel efficient. Will definitely rent it again as the experience with the car and François was very good. I definitely recommend you to try it by yourself
Had a great drive, felt like driving a new car. Kay’s fast responses while communicating added the trust that you need for family, especially when renting. 😊👍🏻
Had a great weekend with Marc’s Tesla on a road trip with the family to Quebec. Marc gave a great overview for a newbie Tesla driver and was easy to deal with and communicate with over the course of the rental. Excellent experience and would rent one of Marc’s cars again.
John is great and easy to communicate with. He is flexible, easy going and accommodating. His car is clean, pristine and is amazing to drive! I will rent this car any chance I get! Thanks for an amazing rental experience!
Nice and comfortable ride. Communication with Belal was seamless. There was a hiccup in connecting the gps but no big deal. Will rent again.
Chris was nice to deal with. Car was very clean & with a fresh oil change when we picked it up. Pick up was convenient for us! Chris checked in with us during our rental (several days) -- nice gesture! Drop off was easy too! Very convenient at Ottawa International Airport
Everything went well. I am stopping using the rental car corporate businesses! The car was nice and clean and drives perfect 👍🏾 and the owner was flexible. It was a very nice experience for me. 10/10 Mike
Travel along this uphill route alongside the Gatineau Hills and you’ll be rewarded with the best scenic views of the park once you reach the Champlain Lookout.
Sit back and enjoy this easy four-mile drive beginning at the fairytale-like Chateau Laurier then weaving alongside Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and on to Dow’s Lake.
A smooth drive that winds around the Ottawa River, this scenic road takes drivers through the upscale area of Rockcliffe Park. For a side day trip, consider stopping at the Aviation Museum or Rideau Hall.
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