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This spring, experience the thrill of Canada’s Capital with plenty of special events and fun activities!

This spring, experience the thrill of Canada’s Capital with plenty of special events and fun activities!Experience Spring 2018 in the Capital

Ottawa, Canada's Capital

Ottawa is filled with national sites and attractions, perfect for your next getaway.  Spring is the perfect time to get outside and explore Canada's capital city with these spring must-do's .

View of Parliament Hill and the National Gallery of Canada from across the river during tulip season.

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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.

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Ottawa, Canada's Capital

Ottawa, Canada's Capital

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.

Ottawa's Countryside

Ottawa's Countryside

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 .

National Gallery of Canada


Renowned cultural attractions enlighten Ottawa’s downtown core. From Canadian history, to priceless world-class art, to the heroic tales of those who fought bravely for Canada, to enormous dinosaur fossils and to the world’s largest indoor collection of totem poles, Ottawa has something to offer everyone. Check out the highlights of the special exhibits happening at our national museums and gallery.

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Ottawa is a unique mix of urban chic, culture and joie de vivre. Come immerse yourself in arts and culture at our fantastic national museums, tour historic sites, and shop, dine & unwind in unique neighbourhoods across the city. The natural beauty of Ottawa’s greenspaces, waterways and the combination of gothic and modern architecture provide a stunning backdrop for delicious eats. Then, rejuvenate your mind & body and pamper yourself at one of our luxurious spas