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I went to Ottawa on a business trip, but i got the chance to do some site seeing, and it was beautiful.
The streets are very calm and clean, it’s really a quite city even tought it’s a big one, so I think that for most of Canadian, it’s the perfect city to raise the kids.
I must also mention the museum of Civilization, it’s a great place to learn about Canadian history that many people don’t know about since the history of North America is usualy taken for the history of the united states, forgetting that there are other countries in this continent.
I wanted to go to visit Montreal, but didn’t have time unfortunately, I was told that as beautiful as it is, it is a crowded and busy city, so I’m not missing much as I see, I’m already living in one :)
I was lucky to see snow, it snowed during the week I was there, last week of October, wich was unusual for this time of the year.. but it gave me the chance to see the snow for the first time in my life :)
The only thing I hated, and I think it’s in all of America and Europe, is TOILETS ! Terrible !!! no way to wash, not like our system in Egypt! But anyway it’s probably the only annoying thing in the whole trip ..
Thank you Ottawa for the nice time I had.over 4 years ago
I moved here from Fort McMurray, Alberta (Ewwwww) in August for school, and lived in the Nepean area from August until April. I’m back in Fort McMurray for the summer, and I can’t wait until I move back to Ottawa in August, where I’ll probably stay for good.
I love everything about this city, from The Market to the Canal and pretty much everything else. This place has definatley changed my life, and I look forward to the many years I plan to spend here.over 4 years ago
Coming from Australia, where we have a capital city with similar origins (halfway between the two large contenders for the capital etc.) I thought Ottawa would be a bland, concrete jungle.
I was pleasantly surprised and delighted to find out how beautiful it was. There are so many lovely old buildings, especially the Houses of Parliament, where we were lucky enough to stumble upon an annual ceremony marking the relationship between the British and the Canadians, complete with a symphony that ended in cannons (Beethoven? Tchaikovsky? I am so bad at remembering these things). The War Memorial was also done up for this event, and it was summer. If someone can help me with the details I would be most grateful :) They also played “O Canada” and thrills rushed down my spine.
We visited vibrant markets, went on a really well-presented (and chilling) ghost tour, and saw a fantastic comedy show.
Definitely worth a second visit, this time in winter, to skate on the Rideau Canal.over 4 years ago
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Discover the splendor of the Fall Foliage aboard Ottawa's most exciting and extensive tour of the world famous Gatineau Park. Your three-hour tour takes you through magnificent Gatineau Hills renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and fall colors. $26.98
See all the sights of Ottawa on a hop-on, hop-off bus tour of Canada's capital city. You'll learn about the history of the region from your bilingual tour guide and have fabulous views from aboard an open-top double-decker bus, historic turn-of-the-cen... $26.98
Explore Canada's capital from both land and water on this comprehensive two-hour hop-on-hop-off tour of Ottawa. Combining a bus tour of Ottawa's highlights and a choice of Ottawa River Cruise or Rideau Canal Cruise, for a complete tour experience there... $38.67
Perfect for first-time visitors, this city tour is a well-rounded introduction to Ottawa's attractions, leaving you with time in the day free to explore the city on your own. $17.99
Take a day trip to Montreal from Ottawa and see this beautiful French-Canadian city your way. You'll have plenty of time to discover Montreal's old-world charm and French "joie de vivre" on this 10-hour tour, and you can plan your visit around the thre... $85.44