"CANADA - OTTAWA" Top 5 Page for this destination Ottawa by Regina1965
Ottawa Travel Guide: 1,800 reviews and 4,435 photos
Ottawa is Canada's capital city, although it is not the biggest nor the most cosmopolitan city in Canada. It stands by the Ottawa river in the English province of Ontario.
On the other side of the river, in the French-Canadian province of Quebec, stands the city of Gatineau. The population of Ottawa is ca 860.928 but combined with Gatineau the population is ca 1.130.761 (from the 2006 census).
Ottawa was declared the capital of the Province of Canada in 1857 and after Confederation 10 years later it was retained as a national capital.
I've been here five times and have friends here with whom I stay while visiting. I have totally fallen in love with this city now.
The Parliament building stands like a fairytale castle in the middle of the city.
There is a market area in down-town Ottawa which is buzzing with life especially during the weekends. My favourite part of the city :)
Here are some useful websites for City of Ottawa and Ottawatourism.ca and Ottawa.com
And if you want to read the best tips here on Canada then check out the tips of my VT-friend Greggor58.
New art versus old art. There is a big spider in Ottawa. There are some landmarks in Ottawa - the spider is catching on as one of them.
Rideau Hall is another landmark, it is the residence of the Governor General.
By far the biggest landmark in Ottawa are the Parliament buildings, which tower over the city on Parliament Hill.
- Pros:A lovely city, very friendly people.
There is a vintage store in Ottawa, which is a favourite of my friend´s there, so we visited often. It is an upscale... more travel advice
Hanging in the roof of Byward market is an awesome piece of art, I love it. It is so colourful and matches perfectly the... more travel advice
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