Ottawa is a large, multicultural city with the warmth and welcome of a smaller town. Here, you can delve into history, art, Canadian culture and politics. You can explore the diversity of Ottawa’s multicultural neighbourhoods and hunt for local and exotic treasures. And you can wander through the green and pastoral parks and visit the rural areas of the city. Come to Ottawa and experience Canada’s capital city. (City of Ottawa Web site)
Unofficial List of 5 Things To Do in Ottawa
- Parliament Hill and the Parliament Buildings
Take a free tour of Canada’s House of Commons and Senate.
- Byward Market
Discover unique shops and boutiques, and indulge in great cuisine.
- National Gallery of Canada
Enjoy great art in a great venue.
- The Haunted Walk
Take an evening tour to learn about local ghost stories and the City’s darker history.
- Canadian Museum of Civilization
Learn about various aspects of Canadian life and culture in this huge museum.
More about the city
Getting out and about
Dining and Restaurants
- Restaurant recommendations - a list of restaurant, pubs and eateries selected by the Organizing Committee