The heart and soul of downtown Ottawa.

Where
culture
meets
art.

The heart and soul of downtown Ottawa.

Where
ink
meets
drink.

The heart and soul of downtown Ottawa.

Where
fashion
meets
fun

The heart and soul of downtown Ottawa.

Where
craft
meets
comfort

This is Downtown Rideau.

Extraordinary restaurants. Vibrant arts scene. World-class shopping.

Nestled in the heart of Ottawa is an experience unlike any other. With over 600 thriving businesses in the area, including some of the city’s best eateries, shops, and historical landmarks, there’s truly something for everyone. And we’re here to help make your experience a magical one.

There’s always something going on.

As a big part of Ottawa’s downtown core, we take pride in celebrating the city all year round. From cultural events to light shows to live music to festivals, there’s no shortage of spectacular events to be experienced. Explore for yourself and find even more reasons to visit Downtown Rideau.

Portals: Reflections in Light – Downtown Ottawa’s Newest Art Installation

Downtown Ottawa has just gotten a little bit brighter! Portals: Reflections in Light is nestled between JOEY Rideau and the Clocktower Brew Pub and features [...]

Spend a day at the CF Rideau Centre

Did you know the CF Rideau Centre is the largest mall in the National Capital Region and the fourth busiest shopping centre in Canada? It [...]

Patios are here!

Summer weather is officially here! And what better way to soak it all in than a trip to a patio? Luckily Downtown Rideau is full [...]

Art events you won’t want to miss

Downtown Rideau is full of arts and culture. With so much art to see, musicians to listen to, theatre to watch, and events to attend, [...]
In the heart of everything that makes Ottawa the greatest city in the world

Looking for points of interest, historical landmarks, or must-sees? Use the map below to plan your upcoming trip to Downtown Rideau!

stay updated.