Rising dramatically from a bluff overlooking the Ottawa River, Ottawa has world-class cultural attractions, including seven national museums! Canada’s capital city offers a unique combination of cultural and outdoor adventures.

See the famed Parliament Buildings which house the National Assembly and serve as the symbol of the capital, and are a focal point of this city that has become a fascinating blend of English and French, historic and modern, ceremonial and casual. Other popular attractions include the CanadianMuseum of History, Confederation Square, the National War Memorial and the National Arts Centre. In summer, kayak or go white water rafting on the Ottawa River. In the winter ice skate on the frozen Rideau Canal. Sparks Street Mall and the ByWard Market is a lively area of cafés, craft shops, farmers’ market stalls and nightclubs. When in Ottawa you must also experience Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which winds through the heart and connects to the Ottawa River through dramatic stepped locks.