Rideau Canal Skateway with the Fairmont Château Laurier in the background
Dining in the ByWard Market. Photo credit Destination Canada.
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Enjoy world-class museums, galleries, Parliament Hill buildings and the Rideau Canal in this capital city steeped in culture and history alongside funky neighbourhoods, and the ByWard Market.
5 Must-sees when visiting Ottawa!
Ottawa has perfected the festival. There no shortage of options, which include Winterlude, Christmas Lights Across Canada, the Canadian Tulip Festival, Canada Day celebrations, the Ottawa International Animation Festival and the Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light. For the music lover don't miss RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest, TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival, Ottawa Chamberfest and the CityFolk Festival.
Let us inspire your trip to Ottawa, Canada’s Capital, by highlighting some of the events taking place in our city in 2018. From festivals to special exhibitions, you are sure to find just what you are looking for. Start planning your visit now!