This will be my first visit to Ottawa and first to Canada. I'm travelling solo and can't drive. I will arrive from Quebec by plane at 17.42 on Friday 25th August and depart on a train at 14.00 on Tues 29th August. So will have 3.5 days for my visit. I'll be staying at Chateau Laurier
I've been doing a bit of reading and the things that interest me are National Gallery of Canada, War museum, Ottawa Locks and Bytown museum, Parliamnet Hill, ByWard Market and perhaps Laurier House and Rideau Hall of I can fit all this in. I'm thinking I should be able to walk to all of this?
I'm really interested in the RCMP Musical Ride Centre. UNfortunately the ride will be touring elsewhere whilst I'm there but I'd still be interested in doing the stable tour. How would I get there from Downtown? Is there any public transportnormwould I need to book a cab?
Also are there an biatbgoursnofnthenRideau Canal or Ottawa River?
Finally, it would be nice to see some of the surrounding countryside but I'm not sure if I would have time or be able to do that without a car?