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.
Ottawa’s vibrant craft beer and dining scenes connect with local producers and ingredients to make fall an especially delectable season. Why not start off with a culinary walking tour through the iconic ByWard Market?
From Canadian history, to priceless world-class art, to the heroic tales, to enormous dinosaur fossils and to the world’s largest indoor collection of totem poles, Ottawa’s many national museums have something to offer for everyone. Learn about Canada's National Museums Passport to access three museums for $35!
Ottawa has perfected the festival. In the fall specifically, Fall Rhapsody is a must. Throughout the rest of the year there no shortage of options, which include the Canadian Tulip Festival, Canada Day celebrations, the Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light and Winterlude. For the music lover don't miss RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest, TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival, Ottawa Chamberfest and the CityFolk Festival.
Autumn is a special time to visit the Ottawa area, as vibrant fall colours provide stunning backdrops to national sites, historic waterways and eclectic neighbourhoods. And each year, fall celebrations and activities attract thousands of people to nearby Gatineau Park – a bucolic conservation area just a 15-minute drive from Parliament Hill. Discover the magic of autumn during this year’s Fall Rhapsody festival, October 5 to 27, 2019!
Let us inspire your trip to Ottawa, Canada’s Capital, by highlighting some of the events taking place in our city in 2019. From festivals to special exhibitions, you are sure to find just what you are looking for. Start planning your visit now!