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After weeks of planning, a small group of students travelled to Ottawa by train.  While in Ottawa, our primary mode of transportation was by foot although we used public bus transportation pretty extensively as well.  We spent a few days seeing  the sights in our nation`s capital.  Highlights included a visit to Parliament, the Supreme Court, the Royal Canadian Mint, a Senators Hockey game, a Haunted evening tour, visiting the locks of the Rideau Canal, and a visit with our local MP Larry Miller.  Check out the itinerary here.  

CDHS Geography Club    

Ottawa Trip Itinerary

October 22-24, 2009

Day One: (Thursday October 22nd)

4:30am            Students arrive at C.D.H.S

4:45am            Depart C.D.H.S for Guelph Train station (Wathke Bus Lines)

7:08am            Depart Guelph for Ottawa via Toronto Union station

                           (ViaRail – Depart Toronto for Ottawa at 9:30am)

2:20pm            Arrive – Ottawa – public transportation to downtown

                           Hotel (OC Transpo – Bus #95 Nepean/S. Fallowfield)

3:00pm            Check into hotel – Les Suites Ottawa (130 Besserer St.)

3:30pm            Walking tour of Byward Market, free time for dinner

5:30pm            Depart downtown for Scotiabank Place - Kanata (OC Transpo – Connexion 403 Bus from Laurier or Rideau Centre stop)

7:30pm            Ottawa Senators vs. Nashville Predators Hockey Game

11:00pm          Return to hotel using public transportation/bus


Day Two: (Friday October 23rd)

7:00am            Wake up call - breakfast

8:30am            Walk to Rideau Canal

9:00am            Rental bike tour of Rockcliffe neighbourhood including International Embassies, Prime Minister’s Residence and Rideau Hall (More info on

12:00pm          Free time for lunch (1 hour)

1:00pm            Tour of Parliament Hill/Parliament buildings

2:30pm            Tour of Royal Canadian Mint (Walk to Supreme Court)

4:15pm            Tour of Supreme Court

5:00pm            Free time for dinner – Rideau Centre

7:00pm            Walking tour – City Hall, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Parliament Hill area

7:45pm            Haunted Walk of Ottawa – Sparks Street Mall

10:00pm          Return to hotel


Day Three: (Saturday October 24th)

7:00am            Wake up call – breakfast

8:30am            Walk to University of Ottawa

9:00am            University of Ottawa – campus tour  

10:30am          Return to hotel, check out

11:00am          Public transit (bus) to Train Station

12:20pm          Train to Guelph via Toronto

7:00pm            Arrive  in Guelph

7:15pm            Board school bus to return to Chesley

9:00pm            Arrive at Chesley District High School

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