For sightseeing purposes most visitors to Ottawa enjoy exploring the compact downtown area on foot or by bicycle. However, the OC Transpo company provides a top class integrated public transport system. Tickets may be purchased when boarding buses and streetcars. Day passes and discount tokens are available. Taxis are freely available, but fairly expensive. Rates should be displayed in the taxi cab and the meter rate should be set at one at the start of a journey.
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