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Ottawa

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A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants. Appealing to immigrants from around the world, the city is officially bilingual, the majority of its residents fluent in both English and French. A vacation in Ottawa lets you discover impressive architecture, with the majestic Parliament Building one of the world's finest examples of Gothic Revival. At the heart of most Ottawa tours, the city's Rideau Canal earned a place on the World Heritage List as North America's oldest continuously operated canal system. Along this scenic waterway, you can find bike paths and jogging trails, as well as the longest skating rink in the world. Ottawa is in Ontario. Our Canada trip planner combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.
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Where to stay in Ottawa

For the best access to restaurants and shops, stay in the historic central neighborhood of ByWard Market, where you can choose from a range of comfortable hotels. Options also abound just south of the canal in Centretown, where you can enjoy easy access to the best attractions in Ottawa. You can explore the city's diverse heritage by staying in one of its many cultural hubs--Chinatown, Little Italy, and Quartier Vanier offer a distinctive taste of China, Italy, and France respectively.
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