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Ottawa is the capital city of Canada and has so much for you to see and do... you will really want a rental car so you can see everything! First known as Bytown, named in honor of Lieutenant Colonel John By, who was instrumental in the building of the Rideau canal, this city can claim to have the most educated residents in Canada, over 50 percent of them have earned a post-secondary degree or certificate. 

In 2005, Mercer Human Resources Consulting named this city the least expensive city in which to live in North America. Forbes has also rated Ottawa as the fourth cleanest major city in the world!

Enjoy several benefits when you made a reservation through us

Our system helps people book a car rental in Ottawa every day, and we want to point out some of the reasons why they use VroomVroomVroom to book with Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, and Thrifty. If you want to get the lowest rates, make sure to read our Price Promise page to know more.

No Cancellation Fees when you book with VroomVroomVroom. The world we live in today is always changing and we understand that your travel plans may change as well. So when you book a with us and need to cancel, we will not charge you anything.

Save a lot when you decide to use our booking system. Not only will you definitely save money by comparing Ottawa car hire rates, you will also save time by viewing what's available in one convenient list. These two aspects combined will save you from a lot of unnecessary stress. You can find great car rental deals if you are flying to Ottawa Airport. Also, you may check out our location pages for options on your next vacation in Canada.

Before you start exploring Ottawa, it is recommended to check and get real time traffic updates and alerts here so you can see the road situation and avoid being  stuck in traffic.

You want to book your next car rental with us today because there are several more benefits that you can enjoy. We are the experts in cheap rental cars and here's why:

  • We don't require you to provide a credit card! The car rental company that you choose may require one, when you pick up.
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Best time to visit Ottawa

Do you love crowds? If your answer is yes to this question, then you'll discover this is the perfect time to experience Ottawa during the months of February, May, July and in October. Normally, these months are considered the busiest as many tourists visit Ottawa to celebrate the Winterlude Festival held annually in February, the Canadian Tulip Festival held in May, and the Canada Day held on the 1st of July.

Summer in Ottawa happens between June to August. During these months, the temperature can range between 25 to 30 degrees. During the winter season, snow and ice are mostly superior, while spring and fall are variable and can be very unpredictable. But overall, the weather in Ottawa is enjoyable enough for tourists to appreciate the many wonderful attractions this city has to offer.

Driving tips in Ottawa

If you are driving from Ottawa and also planning a trip to Montreal, the driving distance time is approximately 2 hours through Trans-Canada Hwy/ON-417 E and Route Transcanadienne E/Autoroute 40 E via rental car. Served by two freeway corridors, the primary corridor in Ottawa is east-west and comprises of provincial Highway 417 and Ottawa-Carleton Regional Road 174; a north-south corridor, Highway 416, which connects Ottawa to the rest of the 400-Series Highway network in Ontario at the 401. Note that Highway 417 is also the Ottawa portion of the Trans-Canada Highway. If you are looking for some scenic parkways (or promenades), Ottawa has several of them. These include the Queen Elizabeth Driveway, Colonel By Drive,  the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, Rockcliffe Parkway and the Aviation Parkway.

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Hop in your Ottawa car hire and start exploring the city

If you plan to stay in Ottawa and really want to enjoy yourself, a rental car will give to you the opportunity to experience all that Ottawa has to offer. With an Ottawa car rental booked and ready to go, you can experience the following attractions.

Popular Tourist Attractions in Ottawa

Calypso Theme Waterpark is the coolest place to visit in the warmer months. Jump in your car rental and head east from the city about 20 mins and enjoy the largest water park in Canada with numerous water slides and other water activities. Chutes Coulonge Park is an adventure awaiting to happen. With extreme activities like a zip line and rock climbing, the family will appreciate your initiative to plan ahead and book a car rental.

Wellington Street is one of the pedestrian focal point of Ottawa. The location dates back to the original settlement in 1826 and has since been one of the most important streets in the city. The main reasons for this come from its historical value, as well as from the numerous other establishments paving it. There are shops, restaurants, galleries and museums located on the Wellington Street, which are perfect for a full-day walking tour.

The National Gallery of Canada is the most important establishment of its kind in Ottawa, in addition to many other specialized museums and galleries. The museum opened in 1988 and it stands to represent the most important and relevant Canadian values, traditions and beliefs. The contemporary art exhibits included here have been created by very famous names. Throughout the year, the museum takes its exhibits in national tours, so that all people can enjoy and admire them.

 The Château Laurier is a landmark of Ottawa. The massive construction was built here in 1912, gathering a long tradition and function as a hotel. The venue is still operable today and it offers people accommodated here a unique experience. Even those who do not reside in the hotel may admire it, as the grand architecture and the design should not be missed.

The Courtyard Restaurant is a beautiful venue for dinning during your vacation in Ottawa. The design and the atmosphere of the restaurant will enable you to enjoy the culinary experience even more. During the warmer seasons, the restaurant opens up a terrace. Special events and weddings can be hosted at the Courtyard Restaurant.
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Top depots in Ottawa
  • Enterprise Bank And Alta Vista Car RentalEnterprise Bank And Alta Vista - 1788 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON. K1V7Y6
  • Hertz Hertz Bank St Car RentalHertz Hertz Bank St - 2600 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON. K1T 1M9
  • Budget Ottawa On Bells Corner Car RentalBudget Ottawa On Bells Corner - 2150 Robertson Road, Wedgewood Plaza By Dollarama, Ottawa, ON. K2H 9S1
  • Avis Ottawa Car RentalAvis Ottawa - 449 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa, ON. K1R 5N7
  • Hertz Hertz York Car RentalHertz Hertz York - 30 York Street, Ottawa, ON. K1N 5S6
  • Hertz Hertz St Laurent Car RentalHertz Hertz St Laurent - 881 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON. K1K 3B1
  • Enterprise Downtown Ottawa Car RentalEnterprise Downtown Ottawa - 355 St. Patrick St, Ottawa, ON. K1N5K6
  • Avis In Metropolitan Rust Proofing Car RentalAvis In Metropolitan Rust Proofing - 1899 Merivale Road, Ottawa, ON. K2G 1E7
  • Dollar Ottawa - Catherine St Car RentalDollar Ottawa - Catherine St - 320 Catherine Street, Ottawa, ON. K1R 5T3
  • Budget Industrial Road Car RentalBudget Industrial Road - 851 Industrial Avenue, Ottawa, ON. K1G 4L3
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