Ottawa – the Capital City of Canada The City of Ottawa in Ontario is the nation's Capital and it is located right on the Ottawa River, with the official border between Ontario and Quebec right here running down the middle of the River, with the city of Gatineau (Hull) located on the Quebec side of the River over the Portage Bridge and Alexandra Bridge. The city and near surrounding districts has a population of around a million people, and with Ottawa being the Capital City of Canada, all the big Museums, Art Galleries, government offices are here too along with the Canada's Parliament.
The City has lots of parks and green space, and while it gets very cold in winter, it is a great city to visit no matter what the weather. In winter, one of the big attractions is the Rideau Canal that freezes over and becomes the biggest ice-rink in the world, 7.8 kilometres long while in the fall the trees and leaves create a wonderland of colour, and in spring and summer the gardens become a mass of flowers and fresh greenery. May is Tulip month in Ottawa. There is a lot to see in the City and these are some of the main attractions –
Ottawa has many festivals during the year, so no matter what time of year that you come here, you are bound to have a good time. There are tours that will take you to see different parts of the City, but you could easily do your own planning too, seeing sites that are close by in the City centre.
I hope you have a great time here in Ottawa.