Ottawa Famous Churches Tour, Ottawa

The city of Ottawa has some amazing religious sites and it is a perfect religious destination for people interested in that. With most of the attractions located in downtown or in the near vicinity, you will have no trouble in visiting some of these attractions on your trip. We invite you to take a walking tour and see the formidable churches of Ottawa.
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Ottawa Famous Churches Tour Map

Guide Name: Ottawa Famous Churches Tour
Guide Location: Canada » Ottawa (See other walking tours in Ottawa)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km
Author: helenp
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Christ Church Cathedral

1) Christ Church Cathedral

Located in the northwest part of Ottawa, Christ Church Cathedral is an Anglican temple renowned for its rich history. Many memorial inscriptions and dedications are found on the Cathedral's stained-glass windows, in prayer books, on pipe organ and a number of other items. Historic works of art are displayed here along with the Diocese of Ottawa Archives present on the lower level, attesting to the Cathedral's rich historic heritage.

In 1800, Philemon Wright, resident of Woburn,...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Saint Patrick's Basilica

2) Saint Patrick's Basilica

Founded in 1855, Saint Patrick's Basilica is the oldest English service Catholic church in Ottawa. Architect Augustus Laver of Fuller & Laver started the construction of the present Saint Patrick's Basilica in 1868. The original plan sustained great modifications during the construction. In 1872, Bishop Guigues, the first bishop of Ottawa, put his blessings on the cornerstone and Sir John A. MacDonald, the first Prime Minister of Canada, laid it.

Made of local stone and in a...   view more
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The Church of Saint John the Evangelist

3) The Church of Saint John the Evangelist

The Church of St. John the Evangelist is an Anglican temple in Ottawa. Its history goes back to the 19th century to a church built in 1853 for Anglican soldiers posted in Bytown. In 1861, it was replaced with a small Chapel of Ease whose name was then changed to St. John's in 1871, courtesy of Bishop John Lewis, who wished to set up a pro-cathedral of the Diocese of Ontario.

In 1889, an uproar broke out in the neighbouring St George’s Church on liturgy, following which a group of...   view more
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Saint Joseph Parish

4) Saint Joseph Parish

St. Joseph's is a small, stone-made, traditional Roman Catholic parish in Ottawa. It was built in 1856 on what was then thought to be a burial ground for the many labourers that had died during the construction of the Rideau Canal. The Anglophone congregation of St. Joseph's was formed by members of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.

In 1828, John By donated a piece of land to his lieutenant, Réné Léonard Besserer, who died shortly afterwards, upon which his older...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica

5) Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica (must see)

Set in the place where the first Catholic chapel once stood, Notre-Dame Basilica is the oldest church in Ottawa that has survived for many centuries. In 1978, the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Ottawa was officially marked as a historic building by the City Council.

In 1832, a small wooden church, known as St. Jacques Church, was erected on the site. In 1841 it was demolished with the plan of being replaced by a larger church. The latter was designed in a Neo-classical style by Antoine...   view more
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Saint Brigid's Church

6) Saint Brigid's Church

Located in the Lower Town part of Ottawa, St Brigid's church was once a Roman Catholic temple. It stands on the corner of St. Patrick and Cumberland streets, and was built to serve the local anglophone Catholic community, most of whom were traders, lumbermen and other types of blue-colour workers.

By 1870, the reduction in the Irish percentage of Ottawa population had led to an ever diminishing role of the Irish in the life and management of Notre-Dame (the parish formed prior to the...   view more
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Sainte-Anne Catholic Church

7) Sainte-Anne Catholic Church

Located on Old St. Patrick Street in Ottawa's Lower Town, Sainte-Anne is a Roman Catholic church built in 1873. Designed by architect J.P. LeCourt, it remains one of the few pieces of the typical Québécois architecture left in the city and the entire province of Ontario.

The idea to build this church belonged to Bishop Guigues. By the 1870s, Ottawa’s francophone Catholic community had expanded, to serve which the capacity of Notre-Dame Cathedral wasn't enough, and so the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Ottawa, Canada

Create Your Own Walk in Ottawa

Create Your Own Walk in Ottawa

Creating your own self-guided walk in Ottawa is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Ottawa Haunted Walking Tour

Ottawa Haunted Walking Tour

Ottawa, the northern capital of Canada, is famous not only for its art galleries and museums, but also for its dark past. There are several buildings in this city that the locals prefer to walk around. These buildings, it is said, are inhabited by real, horrifying ghosts. Dare to take this walking tour through Ottawa’s haunted places when the darkness falls.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Ottawa Theatres Walking Tour

Ottawa Theatres Walking Tour

Ottawa has plenty of theaters and art organizations. Ready to satisfy any taste and mood, you can find venues which stage plays ranging from traditional Canadian to International to more exotic and extravagant. Take a tour through some of the most popular theaters in Ottawa.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Byward Market Nightlife 1

Byward Market Nightlife 1

Ottawa is not only one of Canada's cultural centers but also one of the most vibrant towns in the country. A delight for any music and dance lover. You can find a wide variety of clubs that will enchant you with some of the best martini, music and fun people. The city comes alive during the night and is ready to entertain even the most demanding clients. Dare to take a tour through Ottawa's best night clubs.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.7 km
Byward Market Nightlife 2

Byward Market Nightlife 2

Ottawa is not only one of Canada's cultural centers but also one of the most vibrant towns in the country. A delight for any music and dance lover. You can find a wide variety of clubs that will enchant you with some of the best martini, music and fun people. The city comes alive during the night and is ready to entertain even the most demanding clients. Dare to take a tour through Ottawa's best night clubs.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.4 km
Ottawa Famous Galleries Walking Tour

Ottawa Famous Galleries Walking Tour

Ottawa is home to a large number of great galleries and offers something to everyone. You'll discover a plethora of masterpieces of sculptures and paintings from ancient times to the present. Whether they be small family-owned galleries or large national galleries, they teach you more about Native Canadian art and its evolution. Be sure to take a walking tour through Ottawa's famous galleries and discover the jewels of this northern city.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Ottawa the capital of Canada is located in the Province of Ontario. Being the fourth largest city in the country it boasts a large number of memorials, historical buildings and quite a few museums. Its mild weather will definitely cheer you up and keep you busy. Here is a list of the best tourist attractions you should check while in Ottawa.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km