Explore the Capital of Canada
The capital of Canada, Ottawa is the fourth largest city in the country. You’ll find this stunning metropolis on the eastern perimeters of Ontario province in an area known as Ottawa Valley. Ottawa is situated right on the banks of the Ottawa River which makes for spectacular scenery and adds to the city’s enchanting history.
There are so many things to do in Ottawa that you’ll easily spend days touring the city. One great place to start is the Rideau Canal. On of Ottawa’s oldest landmarks, this beautiful waterway is a collage of boats in the summer. In the winter months the boats make way for the ice and ice-skating becomes a popular past time. Not too far away, you’ll find Rideau Hall. A tour of this beautiful 19th century mansion will transport you back in time and leave you feeling nostalgic. If the feeling is a bit too much, head for the Rideau Centre. Filled with more than two hundred shops, it is a great place to do some Ottawa shopping.
Another great attraction is the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride Center where visitors can meet the mounted police and their horses as well as be treated to a display of fabulous riding – a real treat for horse lovers and children. Historical attractions include the Canadian War Museum, the National Aviation Museum and the Diefenbunker, the Cold War Museum of Canada. For are you should head to the National Gallery of Canada and for science buffs, the Canada Science and technology Museum is a must-see. The Dows Lake Pavilion offers a great opportunity to head outdoors and enjoy the fresh air. Byward Maket is a traditional farmers market and a great place to grab a bargain. Both Dows Lake Pavilion and Byward Market have great Ottawa restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat.
So book your Hotel in Ottawa today and start making all your travel arrangements. Ottawa may not be as big as some other Canadian cities, but it should certainly not be missed!