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.
The seat of Canada's government and the setting for national celebrations year round. See The Changing the Guard and Mosaika free daily in July and August.
Celebrates Canadian and world cultures, and houses the world's largest indoor collection of totem poles in its beautiful Grand Hall.
Featuring awe-inspiring exhibits that bring everything from the ocean to dinosaurs into focus. Lots of interactive features.
Presents the country's national art collection and outstanding international exhibitions throughout the year.
Over 300 KM of recreational pathways linking natural areas, parks, gardens and national sites.
Unwind and take in the spectacular nature, picturesque towns and lively cities of the Ridea Canal. As captain of your own canal boat, you' ll be living in, and driving, your personal cruiser.