Canada’s capital city Ottawa is the political heart of the country. It is a city steeped in history with many breathtaking manmade and natural wonders.
Ottawa’s robust economy is driven by two major sectors – high
technology and the federal government.
The jewel of the city is the stunning Rideau Canal, a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the city’s most famous attractions. The ever-popular canal draws endless visitors keen to enjoy the many activities on offer from boating, kayaking, and sight-seeing in the summer months to its conversion into the world’s largest ice-skating rink in the magical winter season.
The majestic neo-gothic Parliament Hill attracts over 3 million visitors annually and offers the opportunity to glimpse into the workings of the Canadian political system and the city’s deep history and culture is additionally displayed through the city’s numerous museums as well as brilliant architectural gems like Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica.
For a taste of modern-day Ottawa, there’s no better place than ByWard Market – a popular buzzing farmers market with specialty foods, colorful street art, and hip designer stores. Indulgence is definitely on the menu in Ottawa! Local favorites include Poutine – fries served with gravy, the delicious sweet fried pastry Beaver Tails and unique Pancake-Battered Bacon. There are also trendy craft beers and the distinctive brew Earl Grey Marmalade Saison – a blend of zesty oranges and organic Earl Grey Tea to enjoy during your visit!