places to visit in ottawa canada

Ottawa is Canada’s Southeastern city and it sits in Ontario at the border of Quebec. This is a cosmopolitan city on the Ottawa River. Here you will find some exiting things to explore like Victorian architecture, National Gallery, museums, noted collections from Indigenous and Canadians artist etc. Some attraction places which you must see in Ottawa.

Parliament Hill

You must visit Parliament buildings which is a short walk from any downtown Ottawa hotel. This is the home of Canada’s federal government. This building was built between 1859 and 1927. This building includes west block, east block and most impressive center block which is the one every tourist wants to see. You can also explore the ground of Parliament hill which is the home of many statues.

Rideau Canal

Rideau Canal is Ontario’s only UNESCO heritage site which was built between 1826 and 1832. The site is a delight to visit in any season. During the warmer months you can explore the canal by cycling or strolling. Adventurous people rents paddleboat, kayak or canoe from Dows Lake. In winter time between Decembers to February you can take advantage of the canal’s frozen surface.

Ottawa’s National Museums

Canada’s capital city Ottawa is home to many several award winning museums and some of the country’s most priceless treasures. The world’s largest indoor collection of totem poles, to ancient dinosaurs, artifacts from Canada’s military past, Canada’s Inuit arts, to heroic stories, you will find something that will cusp you interest.

Byward Market

Canada’s one of the largest and oldest farmer market is Byward Market. This market is home to fresh food and maple syrup. You will also find some great restaurants, bistros, clubs, various unique boutiques and coffee shops. There are almost 175 outdoor stalls that sell flowers, vegetables, fruits and crafts as well. Don’t miss the “BeaverTails” when you are in this market otherwise your journey wont be complete. It is located on George Street.

Publisher: Fadiyah Sameh

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