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Picture of Museum of Civilization - Ottawa RegionAs the country’s capital city, Ottawa is best known as being home to the seat of federal government.  But behind that façade lies an architecturally stunning city with a unique combination of urban and rural experiences.  From cultural performances at the National Arts Centre to street performers in the Market, the ambiance in Ottawa is ever changing.  Festivals, sporting events and exhibits at over 29 local museums present visitors and residents alike with a wonderful menu of things to see and do.  The changing seasons offer highlights as well – spring, with over 3 million tulips in bloom, summer, with an action-packed festival and event schedule; fall, with the beautiful changing colours, and in winter, the world’s largest skating rink. 

Looking at Ottawa’s history, its very origins lie in meeting and trading.  This holds true today as Ottawa has become one of Canada’s top destinations to hold a meeting, convention or incentive gathering.  Not only is Ottawa a major national centre for high technology, biotechnology and medical research, it is also home to over 1,000 associations.  Other essential ingredients for success include Ottawa’s location in one of the most beautiful settings in the country with easy accessibility, a variety of meeting facilities, excellent tourism infrastructure, and proximity to the federal government.

Choose from these About Ottawa Categories: 
  • Accessibility
    We’re closer than you think! Ottawa is easily accessible by air, rail and highway.
     
  • Adventure
    Ottawa is famous for the amount of activities that you can do while staying here.
     
  • Calendar Highlights
    Lots of stuff to do in Ottawa with events happening at all times of the year.
     
  • Canada Customs
    Make sure you know the customs and excise requirements before coming to Canada.
     
  • Discount Travel Card
    Before coming to Ottawa, make sure you have the Ottawa discount card.
     
  • Discover
    A destination that showcases Canada’s history
    and culture.
     
  • Entertainment
    Your entertainment options in Ottawa are limitless with activities for all ages.
  • Festivals
    Ottawa celebrates in every season! Celebrations of food, music and cultural traditions.
     
  • History
    “Ottawa” was adapted from an Indian word, Outaouak. Find out more about our history.
     
  • Ottawa Attractions
    “Top 10” list of Ottawa-area attractions, as rated by our visitors!
     
  • Ottawa Living
    Staying for awhile? Find Ottawa real estate and apartment information here.
     
  • Quick Facts
    Little tidbits about Ottawa that you might want to know... populations, area, holidays, etc.
     
  • Taxes
    Some information on taxes for visitors and residents of Ottawa.
     
  • Trivia
    Test your knowledge of Ottawa and read about our "Ddid you know?" section.

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