I am looking at taking a trip to Ottawa this year, but I want to travel by train and can’t figure out how to reasonably get from the Via Rail station (200 Tremblay Road) to my hotel (considering one at 180 Maclaren Street or another at 157 Clarence Street).
It looks like Ottawa is a “walkable” city for tourists, with many of the markets, parliament buildings and museums not too far from a few hotels, but the Via station looks like it’s really out of the way. Do any Ottawa-area dopers have any tips about how one might get from the Via station to a hotel without incurring an oversized taxi bill? I’m too old and creaky for hostels and backpacks, but still traveling on a budget and am also a bit unnerved by reckless taxi drivers weaving in and out of big-city traffic.
While were on the subject, any tips / hints / brilliant secrets a visitor to Ottawa might benefit from hearing?