I'm travelling to Ottawa/Gatineau for a conference in June. As I'm coming from the UK, I'm not just going to stay for one night! I'm planning to fly Sunday, conference Monday, have tues - fri to myself and then fly back Saturday.
I think I'll probably stay in an Air B&B to keep costs down, unless anyone has any other good suggestions. The conference is at the Hilton Lac Leamy, but I think that's probably out of my budget!
My main dilemma is whether or not to rent a car.
I want to do some of the tourist stuff in Ottawa. A bit of shopping and eating and generally wandering round, and also visit Gatineau park I think.
Is this all doable by public transport? Or should I rent a car? (Bearing in kind I've never driven on the 'wrong' side of the road before ;) )
And any oth r tips about things I really should see and do?