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Parliament Hill, Ottawa River

About Ottawa

As Canada’s capital, Ottawa is the perfect place to experience some of the country’s best attractions, celebrations and flavours.  

Within a short walk from your hotel, you can tour iconic Parliament Hill, visit many of the country’s national museums, and take an epic paddle, cruise or skate on the Rideau Canal—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Around every corner on both the Ontario and Quebec sides of the Ottawa River, lively neighbourhoods beckon you with tasty craft beer, fresh local food and unique shopping experiences.  

Pristine outdoor spaces within the city and in the nearby countryside offer a bounty of activities including cycling, rafting, hiking and skiing. And no matter the season, events like Winterlude, the Canadian Tulip Festival and Bluesfest fill the city with excitement and beauty.  

Live the ultimate authentic Canadian experience and create unforgettable memories in Ottawa, Canada’s capital!  

Discover more about Ottawa through its vibrant neighbourhoods and on the Ottawa Tourism blog. 

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