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Shop and dine till you’ve had your fill, experience art, culture, events and entertainment, and spend the night at one of our many hotels – all in Rideau, Ottawa’s Original Downtown.

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2024’s Ultimate Patio Guide to Ottawa’s Original Downtown: Part 2 of 2
We’re back with the latter half of our guide to all the patio restaurants in Ottawa’s Original Downtown! With the arrival of spring this month, restaurants and food lovers alike …
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Rideau Spotlight: Level One Game Pub
There’s so much about life in Ottawa’s Original Downtown that distinguishes it from other neighbourhoods both in Ottawa and beyond! For one thing, there’s an unparalleled richness to Rideau Street’s …
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2024’s Ultimate Patio Guide to Ottawa’s Original Downtown: Part 1 of 2
Question: what is the most essential sign that spring has arrived in the nation’s capital? Some believe that it’s the beautiful tulips coming into bloom at Major’s Hill Park. Others …
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Downtown Rideau Map

Nearby Neighbourhoods

Rideau is Ottawa’s original downtown, but it’s also surrounded by other popular downtown neighbourhoods to the East, West and North.