View of Canada's Parliament Buildings from behind red autumn leaves
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A relaxed urban vibe draped in natural splendour, Canada’s capital and Ontario’s second largest city is a showcase of national sites, museums, festivals and culinary experiences where visitors can experience the best of our country in one place. Ottawa's charming countryside offers vast greenery 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.