Draped in natural splendour and brimming with a relaxed urban vibe, Ottawa is a truly unique destination offering a wealth of experiences, including Ontario’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Rideau Canal.
Seat of Canada's government and setting for national celebrations year round. See The Changing the Guard and sound & light free daily in July and August.
Ontario's only UNESCO World Heritage site, welcomes you to experience the world's largest skating rink in the winter, and an amazing recreational waterway in the spring and summer.
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.
Canada’s rich military history from earliest times to the present, featuring the experiences of people on the battlefields and at home.
Engages visitors with the wonder of aviation and aerospace through its spectacular collection.
Presents the country's national art collection and outstanding international exhibitions throughout the year.
Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the city on a guided tour or on your own. Over 300 km of recreational pathways link the site!
Massive underground bunker, meant to house Canadian government officials in the event of a nuclear war.
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.