Rideau Canal, Shaw Centre, Summer

CNN Travel names Ottawa a top destination to visit in 2023

CNN Travel just listed Ottawa in the Top 10 Best Destinations to Visit in 2023. Ottawa was the only Canadian destination to make the coveted list!

Described by CNN as “graceful and understated,” Ottawa is anything but boring! In the nation’s capital, history and culture, festivals and culinary arts abound. Ottawa also boasts more outdoor nature and adventure activities than any other Canadian destination.

CNN Travel calls out to all music lovers to take in Ottawa’s summer Jazz Festival. Catch the sounds and chill to the vibes of the summer edition June23 - 30, 2023, at Arts Court.

They invite visitors to experience the magical Rideau Canal. During the summer months, the canal is the perfect place to watch the boats pass through the locks, or even rent a canoe, kayak, stand up paddle board, and more! It's especially great to experience at sunset. Visitors of all ages can skate this UNESCO heritage site for free.

Of course, CNN recommends taking in Ottawa’s historical Parliament Hill, both architecturally significant and visually striking. Located in the vibrant downtown core and overlooking the scenic Ottawa River, the Parliament buildings are a must-see for all ages!

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