National Criminal Law Program 2019 Social Activities

Program Closing Events – Thursday, July 11, 2019, 6:00 pm + Thursday Closing Events

(coming soon)

Free Afternoon – Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 12:00 pm +

On Wednesday, the Program ends at 12:00 pm. Looking for a memorable way to spend the afternoon? Explore spectacular downtown Ottawa on your own and discover why it draws visitors back again and again, or find the perfect group walking, cycling, coach or coach tour through one of Ottawa’s many local tour operators. There is so much to see and do! Please note these are additional ticketed activities, not included in the Program registration fee. All activities are managed by independent third parties, not associated with the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. Please review individual activities for terms and conditions. Departure times are current as of date of posting, and may change.

Rideau Canal Cruise – various afternoon and evening departures
The Rideau Canal links Canada’s capital—Ottawa—with majestic Lake Ontario. On this tour, cruise in comfort along the UNESCO World Heritage–listed waterway and admire sweeping views over top attractions including the Canadian Museum of Nature, Château Laurier, Dow’s Lake, and the National Arts Centre. Along the way, listen as your guide… read more.

Ultimate Ottawa Tour – 2:00 pm departure
Take a tour through Ottawa, Canada’s capital city. The city is full of important landmarks, interesting architecture, and fascinating history. Take this tour to discover all the capital holds, including Parliament Hill, a behind the scenes tour of the Royal Canadian Mint, and a river cruise to end your five-six hour tour in a nice relaxing way…read more.

City Tour by Land and Water – various afternoon and evening departures
Maximize your time in Ottawa and Gatineau with a one-hour sightseeing tour by land and water in an amphibious vehicle! Aboard the outrageous ‘amphibus,’ pass main city attractions like Parliament Hill, the National Gallery of Canada, the National War Memorial Monument and more. When cruising along the street gets dry, plunge into the Ottawa River to… read more.

Ottawa River Tour – 4:00 pm departure
See the sights in Canada’s Capital from the Ottawa River during this narrated tour onboard the Paula D. Look out at Canada’s Parliament Buildings from the river and snap photos of the spectacular city views. Marvel at the mix of natural beauty and modern, urban development while enjoying refreshments or cocktails from the boat’s canteen…read more.

Byward Market Tasting Experience – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm departures
Ottawa’s ByWard Market is full of neat shops and delicious places to eat–let a guide help you find all the best spots to grab a bite so you don’t miss out. Get a sample of the offerings at a variety of international restaurants including Indian, Southern BBQ, Japanese, Mexican, and Italian, plus some local artisanal fare. And yes, dessert and a couple of drinks are…read more.

Ottawa like a Local: Customized Private Tour – 2:00 pm departure
Leave traditional tour itineraries behind and see Ottawa like a local during this customizable, tour led by a “Lokafyer” (local guide). Walk the city with a local, not a guide, and set a route packed with stops that interest you. Let your local Ottawa enthusiast take you to their favorite shops, events, markets, museums, neighborhoods and more or request a tour of totally more.

Cycling the Nation’s Capital – 2 pm departure
See Canada’s Capital by bike traversing paths, parks, and bridges during this guided bicycle tour. Choose from two daily departure times and pedal along the Rideau Canal and past historic sights of the city while your guide reveals Ottawa’s history and natural beauty. Customize your route to suit your ability and interests and stop along the way to take in this city on the edge of…read more.