Ottawa

Ottawa is an open, friendly and welcoming destination for gay and lesbian travelers. Canada's Capital has an LGBT pedigree that extends back to the first-ever gay and lesbian public demonstration in Canada (1971), and that in recent years included perhaps the most public gay marriage of all time between two gay stars of the TV program The Amazing Race. Today, Ottawa is home to a proud and active gay and lesbian community with an ever-expanding variety of clubs, organizations, activities and events – including a very boisterous annual Pride Week celebration – that reflects the diversity of the local community. The centre of gay and lesbian life is the area around Bank Street and Somerset in the downtown core. Our growing gaybourhood has shops and bars and is the home base for local institutions serving the LGBT community. Explore it by day—or by night. But don't feel you have to limit yourself to one neighborhood. There are things happening all over. On Sunday evenings, for example, there's a lesbian coffee club in suburban Barrhaven. You'll find gays and lesbians all over the city, doing the active things Ottawans do.

This text provided by Ottawa Tourism. Visit their website www.ottawatourism.ca for a wealth of information on everything that Ottawa has to offer the LGBT traveler.
The Village is Ottawa's GLBT neighborhood, located within minutes (walking) from Parliament Hill.

Hotels

  • Ambiance Bed & Breakfast
  • 330 Nepean Street
    Ottawa, ON K1R 5G6
  • Website: www.ambiancebandb.com
  • 613-563-0421 or 888-366-8772
  • Brookstreet
  • 525 Legget Drive
    Ottawa, ON K2K 2W2
  • Website: www.brookstreet.ca
  • 888-826-2220 or 613-271-1800
  • Days Inn - Ottawa Airport
  • 366 Hunt Club Road
    Ottawa, ON K1V 1C1
  • Website: www.daysinn.ca
  • 613-739-7555
  • Days Inn - Ottawa Downtown
  • 319 Rideau Street
    Ottawa, ON K1N 5Y4
  • Website: www.daysinn.ca
  • 613-789-5555
  • Days Inn - Ottawa West
  • 350 Moodie Drive
    Nepean, ON K2H 8G3
  • Website: www.daysinn.ca
  • 613-726-1717
  • Delta Ottawa City Centre
  • 101 Lyon Street North
    Ottawa, ON K1R 5T9
  • Website: www.deltaottawa.com
  • 613-237-3600 or 888-890-3222
  • Delta Ottawa Hotel and Suites
  • 101 Lyon Street North
    Ottawa, ON K1R 7S9
  • Website: www.deltahotels.com
  • 613-238-6000
  • Fairmont Château Laurier
  • 1 Rideau Street
    Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7
  • Website: www.fairmont.com/laurier
  • 613-241-1414 or 866-540-4410
  • Gilmour Inn
  • 431 Gilmour Street
    Ottawa, ON K2P 0R5
  • Website: www.thegilmourinn.com/
  • 613-256-9309 or 800-658-3364
  • Home Sweetland Home Bed & Breakfast
  • 62 Sweetland Avenue
    Ottawa, ON K1N 7T6
  • 613-234-1871
  • Inn on Somerset
  • 282 Somerset Street West
    Ottawa, ON K2P 0J6
  • Website: www.innonsomerset.com
  • 613-236-9309 or 800-658-3564
  • Rideau Inn
  • 177 Frank Street
    Ottawa, ON K2P 0X4
  • 613-688-2753 or 877-580-5015

Bars

  • Cell Block
  • 340 Somerset Street West
    Ottawa, ON K2P 0J9
  • 613-594-0233
  • Central Spa (Club Ottawa)
  • 1069 Wellington Street West
    Ottawa, ON K1Y 2Y2
  • 613-722-8978
  • Claredon Lounge
  • 15 George Street
    Ottawa, ON K1N 9C3
  • Edge Club and Lounge
  • 212 Sparks Street
    Ottawa, ON K1P 5C1
  • Helsinki
  • 15 George Street
    Ottawa, ON K1N 8W5
  • 613-241-2868
  • HUMP @ Mercury Lounge (Wed. nite party)
  • 56 Byward Market Square
    Ottawa, ON K1N 7A2
  • Website: mercurylounge.com
  • 613-789-5324
  • Lewis Street Sauna (previously Steamworks for Men)
  • 487 Lewis Street (just east of Bank Street)
    Ottawa, ON K2P 0T2
  • Website: www.lewisstreetsauna.com
  • 613-230-8431 or 877-255-6115
  • Lookout Bar
  • 41 York Street
    Ottawa, ON K1N 5S7
  • 613-789-1624
  • Sauna 63
  • 63 Bank Street
    Ottawa, ON K1P 5N2
  • Website: www.sauna63.ca
  • 613-237-2284
  • Silhouette Piano Bar
  • 340 Somerset Street West
    Ottawa, ON K2P 0J9
  • 613-594-0233
  • Swizzles
  • 246 B Queen Street
    Ottawa, ON K1P 5E4
  • 613-232-4200

Shops

  • After Stonewall Books
  • 370 Bank Street
    Ottawa, ON K2P 1Y4
  • 613-567-2221 or 888-READGAY
  • Air Canada
  • Air Canada Center 1226, P.O. Box 14000, STN Airport
    Montreal, QC H4Y 1H4
  • Website: www.aircanada.com
  • 888-247-2262
  • Capital Xtra
  • 251 Bank Street
    Ottawa, ON K2P 1X3
  • 613-237-7133
  • Club Adventure
  • 115, avenue Parent
    Ottawa, ON K1N 7B5
  • Website: clubadventure.ca
  • 613-789-CLUB or 800-668-2000
  • Daniel Drolet Writer/Editor/Journalist
  • 203-176 Gloucester Street
    Ottawa, ON K2P 0A6
  • Website: www.danieldrolet.com/
  • 613-233-0444
  • Grace Ottawa Ltd
  • 219 Bank Street
    Ottawa, ON K2P 1W9
  • 613-567-7730
  • Hartman's Your Independent Grocer
  • 296 Bank Street
    Ottawa, ON K2P 1X8
  • 613-234-8692
  • Igo Cyber House
  • 223 Bank Street
    Ottawa, ON K2P 1W9
  • 613-567-0567
  • Lewis Street Sauna (previously Steamworks for Men)
  • 487 Lewis Street (just east of Bank Street)
    Ottawa, ON K2P 0T2
  • Website: www.lewisstreetsauna.com
  • 613-230-8431 or 877-255-6115
  • Mags & Fags
  • 254 Elgin Street
    Ottawa, ON K2P 1L9
  • Website: www.magsandfags.ca
  • 613-233-9651
  • One in Ten
  • 216 Bank Street
    Ottawa, ON K2P 1X1
  • 613-563-0110
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • 161 Bank Street
    Ottawa, ON K1P
  • 613-232-1919
  • Stroked Ego
  • 224 Bank Street
    Ottawa, ON K2P 1X1
  • Website: strokedego.ca/
  • 613-667-3008
  • To Be Publications Inc.
  • 207 Bank Street
    Ottawa, ON K2P 2N2
  • 613-236-8888 or 888-286-8884
  • Venus Envy - Ottawa
  • 320 Lisgar Street
    Ottawa, ON K2P 0E2
  • Website: www.venusenvy.ca
  • 613-789-4646
  • VIA Rail Canada
  • P.O. Box. 8116, Station "A"
    Montreal, QC H3C 3N3
  • Website: www.viarail.ca
  • 416-366-8411 or 888-842-7245
  • Wilde's
  • 367 Bank Street
    Ottawa, ON K2P 1Y2
  • 613-234-5512

Attractions

  • Canada Aviation Museum
  • 11 Aviation Parkway (Aviation and Rockcliffe Parkways)
    Ottawa, ON K1G 5A3
  • Website: www.aviation.technomuses.ca
  • 613-993-2010 or 800-463-2038
  • Canada Science and Technology Museum
  • 1867 St. Laurent Boulevard
    Ottawa, ON K1G 5A3
  • Website: www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca
  • 613-991-3044 or 866-442-4416
  • Canadian Museum of Civilization
  • 100 Laurier Street
    Gatineau, QC K1A OM8
  • Website: www.civilization.ca
  • 819-776-7000 or 800-555-5621
  • Canadian Museum of Nature
  • 240 McLeod Street
    Ottawa, ON K2P 2R1
  • Website: www.nature.ca
  • 613-566-4700 or 800-263-4433
  • Canadian War Museum
  • 1 Vimy Place
    Ottawa, ON K1A 0M8
  • Website: www.warmuseum.ca
  • 819-776-8600 or 800-555-5621
  • Currency Museum of the Bank of Canada
  • 245 Sparks Street
    Ottawa, ON K1A 0G9
  • Website: www.currencymuseum.ca
  • 613-782-8914
  • Diefenbunker, Canada's Cold War Museum
  • 3911 Carp Road
    Carp, ON K0A 1L0
  • Website: www.diefenbunker.ca
  • 613-839-0007 or 800-409-1965
  • National Gallery of Canada
  • 380 Sussex Drive
    Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4
  • Website: www.gallery.ca
  • 613-990-1985 or 800-319-2787
  • Rideau Canal National Historic Site of Canada (Parks Canada)
  • Downtown Ottawa to Kingston
    Ottawa, ON
  • Website: Click here to see our website
  • 613-283-7199 or 888-773-8888
  • Royal Canadian Mint
  • 20 Sussex Drive
    Ottawa, ON K1A 0G8
  • Website: www.mint.ca
  • 613-993-8990 or 800-276-7714