Take a Tour​

Discover the Capital’s gardens your way!
Enjoy the Garden Promenade by bus, bike or
on foot with guided tours or on your own.

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BUS TOUR
LEE VALLEY BUS TOUR
All aboard the Lee Valley Bus Tour of the Garden Promenade! Saturday mornings our garden guides offer insightful horticulture knowledge as we wind our way through Ottawa-Gatineau’s gardens, including the Ornamental Garden at the Experimental Farm, The Japanese Zen Garden and other gardens. This tour includes three stops where you can enjoy walks in the gardens and learn more about them.

When: Saturday mornings from June 15 to August 31 at 9am
Duration:
2 hours with 3 stops and rest areas
Departs from: Elgin Northbound, just after (north) of the NAC (by the War Memorial)
Price: Adult (12 years +): $25
Children 11 years old and under: FREE
13% HST is extra
BUS TOUR
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WALKING TOUR
DESJARDINS WALKING TOUR
Sunday mornings join us for a leisurely guided walk and discover the beauty of the Miracle-Gro Downtown Ottawa’s urban gardens, including some great hidden gems. This tour includes stops at various gardens including the Bank of Canada Plaza Garden and vertical and rooftop gardens.

When: Sunday mornings from July 7 to September 1 at 10 AM
Duration:
2 hours with many stops and rest areas
Departs from:
Terry Fox statue -90 Wellington Street (corner of Wellington Street and Metcalfe Street.)
Distance:
2.5 kms (1.5 miles) on flat paths
Difficulty level: Very Easy
Price:
Adult (12 years +): $15
Children (11 years old and under): FREE
13% HST is extra
Reservations and payment are required in advance.

WALKING TOUR
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BIKE TOUR
ESCAPE BICYCLES BIKE TOUR
Experience Ottawa-Gatineau’s beautiful gardens by bike on this guided three-hour tour. This leisurely tour, which travels three Garden Promenade routes and make 4 to 5 garden stops including the Japanese Zen Garden at the Museum of History, gardens at Rideau Hall and the National Gallery, where you’ll learn more about them from your guide.

When: Sunday afternoon from July 7 to September 1 at 1:30 pm
Duration:
3 hours with 4-5 stops and rest areas
Departs from: Escape Bicycle Tours, 65 Sparks Street
Distance:
Approx. 16 km (10 miles) on flat bike paths
Difficulty level:
Very Easy
Price:
Adult (12 years +): $70
Family or group of 4: $260
Group prices: $50 PP or lower for groups of 6 or more guests
Electric bikes available at an additional cost of $25 pp.
This price includes bicycle, helmet, a guide and water bottle.
13% sales tax+3% booking fee are extra
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SELF GUIDED TOUR
HOP-ON - HOP-OFF SELF GUIDED TOUR
Any day of the week, you can hope on and off at your own pace. Take your time to visit beautiful gardens at Rideau Hall, the Experimental Farm, Commissioners Park, Major’s Hill Park and many others!

When: Daily. Tours start every half hour between 10am to 4pm
Departs from:
59 Sparks Street (at the corner of Sparks Street and Elgin Street, across from Parliament Hill)
Price:
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SELF GUIDED TOUR
STEP-ON GUIDE SERVICE
Step-on guides are available to escort your motor coach along the Garden Promenade and share the stories behind the gardens. We can also book the Garden Promenade bus for private tours for groups of 30 or more. Get more details here:
"Thanks Garden Promenade for the lovely bus tour. What a wonderful morning it was!"
Suzanne
“A wonderful few hours - must do. It surpassed my expectations."
Trip Adviser

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