Ottawa is Canada’s beautiful, dynamic, multilingual, and truly ‘young’ city, with almost 50% of the city’s population below 35 years. Ottawa’s Rideau Canal - UNESCO World Heritage Site and world’s longest skating rink, architecturally intriguing buildings, historic museums, Byward Market neighbourhood, C’est Bon Culinary tour, Peace Tower, and Parliament Hill are worth exploring. For a taste of adventure, book yourself on Ottawa valley's three-day horseback riding vacation or explore the two-Night High Adventure Resort Package to experience five major rapids on the Ottawa River.
Did you know? Initially named ‘Bytown’ after Lieutenant Colonel John By (Rideau Canal’s engineer), Queen Victoria renamed the city to Ottawa in 1855
How to reach Ottawa from Boston
Multiple airlines like Air Canada, Delta, Pem-Air, Westjet, American Airlines
, etc. operate from Boston to Ottawa. Flights
land at the Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport (YOW).
OC Transpo, Ottawa’s public bus service, operates directly to and from the airport. The 97 departs outside the level 1 arrivals area, and stops at major hubs throughout Ottawa. Tickets are available at the airport’s ground transportation desk at the arrivals area, level 1. Outside the arrivals terminal, you can get taxis, rent cars, even pre-reserve limousines to go downtown.
Best time to travel to Ottawa
March to May is the best time as Ottawa starts blooming, temperatures are comfortable and exciting events dot the city’s calendar. Being popular vacation time, prices go up in summer. Catch the Maple Sugar Festival in March; Canadian Tulip Festival and Victoria Day in May. June to August has pleasant temperatures hovering around 21°C, perfect for city sightseeing and exploring, biking, strolling along the canal, etc. However, heavy tourist crowds translate to high prices. September to November is a great visiting time as the weather is cool, hotel tariffs start declining, but festivals continue. Ottawa winter lasts from December to February. Despite temperatures dipping as low as minus 5 to 10°C (with snow), tourists flock and activities like ice skating on the Rideau Canal, ice sculpture displays, winter sports, etc. are in full swing. Hotels offer competitive prices too.
Air Canada has extensive free in-flight entertainment, Gogo® Wi-Fi (select flights), flight path tracking on a moving map, in-seat power and device charging with an on-board USB port. Delta Air Lines passengers get complimentary Delta Studio entertainment, Wi-Fi (where available), diet and religious friendly meals. Facilities for children, special-needs passengers, and pets are available. WestJet has free arrangements for differently-abled guests and child/infant equipment for in-cabin use with checked baggage (T&C apply), great in-flight entertainment, delectable food and beverages. American Airlines arranges for passengers with cognitive and developmental disabilities to board, deplane and get to a connecting flight.
• Which airlines offer cheap air tickets from Boston to Ottawa?
Delta Air Lines
, Pem-Air, Westjet Airlines, American Airlines
and Air Canada offer cheap air tickets from Boston to Ottawa.
• What is the time taken to reach Ottawa from Boston?
A non-stop flight takes 1 hour 21 minutes from Boston to Ottawa.
• What is the time difference between Boston and Ottawa?
There is no time difference between Boston and Ottawa.
• What are the major layover airports for connecting flights from Boston to Ottawa?
Toronto, New York, and Montreal, are the major layover airports.
• When is the first flight from Boston to Ottawa?
The first flight from Boston to Ottawa is at 05.50 AM on Air Canada. Delta has a 05.30 AM departure on certain days.
• When is the last flight from Boston to Ottawa?
The last flight from Boston to Ottawa is at 08.25 PM on Air Canada. Pem-Air departs at the same time on Sundays only.
• What are the airport codes for Boston and Ottawa?
The airport codes for Boston’s Logan International Airport and the Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport are BOS and YOW, respectively.
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