View of the Rideau Canal and Parliament Hill at sunset in winter.
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Draped in natural splendour and brimming with a relaxed urban vibe, Ottawa is a truly unique destination offering a wealth of experiences visitors won’t find anywhere else, including Ontario’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Rideau Canal. Canada’s capital and Ontario’s second largest city is a showcase of national sites, monuments, museums and the arts where visitors can experience the best of our country in one place. Ottawa's charming countryside offers natural beauty and an abundance of quaint shops.
Ottawa is Canada’s capital, a dynamic city steeped in culture, with world-class museums displaying stunning national collections and special exhibitions from around the world. Discover Canada’s heritage at amazing national sites, including Parliament Hill and the Rideau Canal.
Rural Ottawa and the surrounding areas offer fascinating and fun sites, attractions and activities. If you’re visiting, take a detour on your way here or on your way home and discover our countryside.