The capital city of Canada, Ottawa is home to over one million people and is the political, cultural and historic epicentre of this great nation. This is a city known for its unique atmosphere, combining a cosmopolitan vibe with the tranquillity of its natural surroundings.
Nestled in Ontario along the border of Quebec, Ottawa is known for its multicultural environment and is a city where you will hear both English and French as you explore the picturesque streets. Famous landmarks are dotted across the city and the multitude of museums house national collections and special exhibitions that will capture your imagination. Combined with a vibrant music scene, high-end bars and an exciting nightlife, this fascinating city has something to offer to everyone, no matter what your taste.
Alive with tradition, Ottawa is the perfect location for those looking to celebrate. From February’s stunning Winterlude to May’s vibrant Tulip Festival – not to mention the biggest Canada Day celebrations in the nation – if there is one thing Ottawa is known for, it is for all-out celebrations that entertain and delight millions of visitors each year.
Want to visit a city where you can enjoy the finer things in life? The foodie culture of Ottawa is rising high with critical acclaim, with top-rated culinary schools and restaurants that will engage and delight all of your senses. Just beyond the city limits there are farmers markets, quaint bistros and specialists wine bars which boast the bounty of Ottawa’s lush surroundings.
Ottawa and its people will welcome you with open arms no matter what the season, and the locals are known to embrace the summer months in the same way they love the winter. The city is home to several beaches where you can canoe, kayak or paddleboard the day away. The Rideau Canal has runners, cyclists and water sports enthusiasts exploring its banks in the summer. However, in the winter, the canal dramatically transforms into the largest natural ice rink in the world, where you can travel across the city in the most unforgettable way.
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“Ottawa is the best place to visit if you want to learn all about Canada’s fascinating history! I was lucky to see the city in the middle of the Tulip Festival – the beautiful colours on Parliament Hill are an unforgettable memory.”
Susan, Canada Product Executive