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Canada’s radiant capital city Ottawa is only the fourth-largest city in the country, but sits high on the tourist agenda. Located in southern Ontario province, Ottawa has the unique title of being the third-cleanest city in the world. Filled with historical landmarks, museums, outdoor attractions and live entertainment, Ottawa is a mix of natural beauty and commercial development.
The political heart of the city, Parliament Hill is a top tourist attraction. Gothic-style buildings on the banks of the Ottawa River make this a special place for tourists and locals alike. You can take a guided tower, or visit the Hill during special occasions for unique Candian celebrations. Canada Day (July 1) and Christmas are top times to see how the Hill lights up.
The 200km Rideau Canal connects Ontario to the city of Kingston and is a world heritage site. Parks and trains line the canal, perfect for picnics, walking and outdoor activities. Take a cruise during summer or skate on the ice skating rink during winter.
Walking Food Tours
Explore Ottawa’s evolving food scene while discovering the city’s pretty streets. One such food tour is ‘C’est Bon Cooking’, which takes you through the Byward Market and other food hotspots and neighbourhoods like Preston Street and Wellington West. Examples of foods include truffle salt and artisan granola!