Tourism Ottawa has great maps, directions and routes for all travellers coming by train, plane or the great Canadian highway. We've referenced their handy-dandy guides here:
Toronto – 4 ½ hours | Montreal – 2 hours | Kingston – 2 hours New York – 8 hours
Toronto – 4 ½ hours | Montreal – 2 hours | Kingston – 2 hours
To get your bearings, we recommend you just head straight to THE MANX, Ottawa's arts pub. It's located smack dab in the middle of everything, and is the city's most infamous hub. A first date here is tantamount to a marriage proposal.
The food is stellar, and all the servers will be glad to help you get to where you're going. Just ask nice, and don't be weird.
The Manx Pub
370 Elgin Street, Ottawa ON