Our Cruises

See Ottawa from a different perspective! View the Parliament Buildings, the Prime Minister's residence, the Museum of History, the American Ambassador's residence, and much more while you cruise the historic Ottawa River. We have two departure locations to serve you - next to the Canadian Museum of History and also at the base of the Rideau Canal Locks below the Parliament Buildings.

Our ship, the 300 passenger, triple deck, Empress of Ottawa is a class above the rest. She is equipped with two bars, an open air upper deck for great sightseeing, washrooms on decks A and B and all the safety equipment to make your cruise with us secure and enjoyable.

Historic Sightseeing Tour

Historic Sightseeing Tours

Capture unique and spectacular views of some of the city's attractions such as:

  • Parliament of Canada
  • Canadian Museum of History
  • Rideau Falls
  • Residence of the Prime Minister

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Rock the River (18+)

Rock the River

Enjoy an upbeat, exciting evening on the Ottawa River all summer long. The music of Danny Richard makes the evening come alive during this must-do summer cruise!

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Sunday Sunset (All Ages)

Sunday Sunset

The Sunday Sunset Cocktail Cruise is perfect for any occasion. Come relax and watch the sunset while you cruise the Ottawa River aboard the spacious Empress of Ottawa. Light live music provides the soundtrack to your evening as the sunset transforms the water into a brilliant, shimmering gold.

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Dinner Cruises (All Ages)

Dinner Cruises

Spend the evening on the Ottawa River enjoiyng great food and live music!

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Canada Day Fireworks Cruise (2017 SOLD OUT)

Canada Day Fireworks Cruise

Enjoy an upbeat, exciting evening on the Ottawa River all summer long. The music of Danny Richard makes the evening come alive during this must-do summer cruise!

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