Ottawa Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

Ottawa, Canada
Ottawa Like a Local Customized Private Tour

From USD 45.49

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


The Canadian capital is known for its historic landmarks, world-class museums, and riverfront parklands, but most travelers only get to see the highlights. On this tour, discover the city through the eyes of an Ottawa local and enjoy a personalized itinerary custom-made for you. Your ‘Lokafyer’ guide is no typical tour guide—instead, they will show you around the city like a friend and take you to the neighborhoods, museums, markets, and restaurants that they know and love.
  • Connect with an Ottawa local who will show you around their city
  • Custom-made itinerary: discuss your preferences with your guide in advance
  • Tips and recommendations on where to eat, drink, and shop in the city
  • Flexible departure times and choice of tour durations

What's Included

  • Local guide ("Lokafyer"
  • Customized private walking tour
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Optional activity costs
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions (It’s a walking tour, car transportation isn’t included)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Terry Fox Statue
    90 Wellington St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5L1, Canada

    Travelers can request the tour to start from any centrally located hotel. In case your hotel is outside the city center we will select a convenient meeting point in the city center.Tour may end at a different location from the departure point unless requested in advance of the tour.

End point

  • Ottawa
    Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Tour may end at a different location from the departure point, unless requested in advance of the tour.

What To Expect

Terry Fox Statue (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Lokafy tours provide a general overview of the city with practical information from a local’s perspective, not detailed historical facts
  • In case travellers would like to include a visit to an attraction, they would need to cover the cost of entrance for themselves and also the Lokafyer (local guide)
  • Tours are entirely personalized, please provide the start time, meeting place and information about you so that we can organize the tour
  • This is a walking tour. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Children below 3 years old are free of charge
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.


4 reviews
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Waste of time and money, false advertising
Sarah, Aug 2021
This tour was nothing "like a local". It was a walk around the parliament hill with barely any information to enhance the relevance. I had taken the time to write a short description of myself to my guide to help come up with an interesting itinerary, but it was useless as this was not meant to be a local tour at all. Would not recommend to anyone, and the customer service is terrible. False advertising.
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Hello Sarah, Our apologies for not responding to this review sooner since Trip Advisor reviews are not automatically notified to us. I'm sorry to hear that your tour didn't meet your expectations. Our Lokafyers generally contact travelers before their tour to discuss tour plans, since every tour is customized. During our discussion with the Lokafyer, it became clear she had not contacted you to discuss the tour plan in advance. Our oversight here is apparent from your feedback. We have offered you a partial refund for your experience with us and hope that you feel confident to try us again in the future- we will make sure that we only match you with someone that meets your requirements. Safe Travels! Regards, Vinita

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