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Ottawa

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Government Buildings · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Silicon Valley North
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. When using our Canada online sightseeing planner to make an itinerary online, Ottawa holidays come together around your tastes, interests, and requirements, with us taking care of the logistics.
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Popular things to do in Ottawa

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Government Building
Parliament Hill and Buildings
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Duration: 3 hours
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World heritage site
Rideau Canal National Historic Site
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
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Neighborhood
ByWard Market
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
National Gallery of Canada
4.6
Duration: 3 hours

Museums in Ottawa

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Military Museum
Canadian War Museum
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
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Natural History Museum
Canadian Museum of Nature
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
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Specialty Museum
Canada Aviation and Space Museum
4.5
Duration: 3 hours
Art Gallery
Cube Gallery
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Ottawa

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History Museum
Canadian Museum of History Gatineau
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Hiking Trail
Gatineau Park Gatineau
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Site
Upper Canada Village Morrisburg
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Bayou-Outaouais Gatineau
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Ottawa

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Religious Site
Notre Dame Basilica
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
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Cemetery
Canadian Fire Fighters Memorial
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Laurier House National Historic Site
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Site
Watson's Mill Manotick
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Ottawa

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Observation Deck
Peace Tower
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Monument
National War Memorial
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Walking tour
Walking tours
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Beer Tasting / Tour
Beer Tastings & Tours
4.8
Duration: 4 hours

Parks in Ottawa

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Park
Major's Hill Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
David Bartlett Park Manotick
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Fletcher Wildlife Garden
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

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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