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Ottawa Getaways

Situated on the south bank of the Ottawa River in Eastern Ontario, Canada’s capital delights as a cultural centre and a showcase for historical sites. The city shifts comfortably between French and English, Canada’s two official languages, providing distinct cultural flavour to your Ottawa pursuits. Numerous national museums and galleries offer insight into history, art, nature and much more. Check ahead of time for family, student and free admission information as many museums and attractions offer specials during certain hours or days throughout the week.

Visit the Parliament Buildings, a magnificent Canadian landmark, as they are open to visitors free of charge seven days a week.... More
Situated on the south bank of the Ottawa River in Eastern Ontario, Canada’s capital delights as a cultural centre and a showcase for historical sites. The city shifts comfortably between French and English, Canada’s two official languages, providing distinct cultural flavour to your Ottawa pursuits. Numerous national museums and galleries offer insight into history, art, nature and much more. Check ahead of time for family, student and free admission information as many museums and attractions offer specials during certain hours or days throughout the week.

Visit the Parliament Buildings, a magnificent Canadian landmark, as they are open to visitors free of charge seven days a week. Adventure up the Peace Tower on a self-guided tour that operates on a first come first serve basis. You’ll get the chance to go to the top observation deck where breathtaking views of Ottawa await.

Ottawa maintains an atmosphere and charm of a smaller city with spectacular parks, wilderness areas, pristine golf courses, fishing, hiking, and skiing all accessible from the National Capital Region. Whatever the season, Ottawa has outdoor adventures for everyone.

For those who want more of an adrenaline rush, conquer the grand Ottawa River white water rapids or try bungee jumping. Looking for a winter escape? Plan your visit around Winterlude, the annual winter festival with lots to do. Skate the length of world famous Rideau Canal, take pictures of ice sculptures, indulge in beavertails, a delicacy that Ottawa is known for, or listen to the musical concerts. If that doesn’t satisfy your thirst for thrills, there are hot air balloon rides and hang gliding, all within a couple hours of downtown.

  • National Gallery of Canada

    The National Gallery of Canada is proud to be the permanent home of the world’s most comprehensive collection of Canadian art. The growing collection of Indigenous Art features wonderful works by Canadian icons such as Norval Morrisseau, Daphne Odjig, Rebecca Belmore, Carl Beam and Brian Jungen. The entire collection consists of nearly 40,000 works of art. It features international collections of the highest caliber, including strong holdings in International Art, with paintings, sculptures and decorative arts from the Middle Ages to the present.

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