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Ottawa Event Calendar

17SEPT

Ottawa International Animation Festival

September 17 - 21, 2014

 

25SEPT

RIBtoberfest

September 25 - 28, 2014
Sparks Street Village

 

15OCT

Rendez-vous des Saveurs de l'Outaouais

October 15 - 19, 2014
Casino du Lac-Leamy

 
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Capital Sites and Canadian Heritage

Capital Sites and Canadian Heritage

Parliament Hill

No visit to Ottawa is complete without a visit to the Hill, the seat of Canada's national government and the setting for year-round celebration and ceremony.

Sound and Light Show

The dramatic Sound and Light Show is a sight to behold, a dramatic and eye-popping experience telling Canada's history through the ages.

Rideau Canal

Ontario's first UNESCO World Heritage Site winds its way through the city, starting from the beautiful and historic locks at the Ottawa River.
 

Beautiful heritage buildings, landmarks and exciting events highlight Ottawa’s city centre, telling stories of its past, while directing Ottawa’s present and future.

While you explore Ottawa you’ll quickly notice that there are many prominent buildings that serve not only as directional landmarks for you, but also as important markers of history. Parliament of Canada, for example, acts as the centrepiece of Ottawa while representing the heart of the country’s democratic government. Likewise, the Rideau Canal is a brilliant waterway that cuts through Ottawa’s downtown, and has nearly two centuries of stories to share. And major events that include Canada Day celebrations on July 1st and the nightly free Sound and Light Show capsulize Canada’s history and look to its future.

Aboriginal Experiences

Aboriginal Experiences

Begin where it all began, with Canada's first people, in a dramatic and moving showcase on Victoria Island, located in the middle of the Ottawa River.

BeaverTails Canada

BeaverTails Canada

Hand-made BeaverTail pastries are served up with a variety of toppings.

 
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Canada Day Celebrations

Ottawa throws the biggest July 1st party in the country. You haven't done Canada Day until you've done it in Ottawa.

Changing of the Guard

Changing of the Guard

This summertime ceremony takes place on Parliament Hill and is a sheer spectacle of pomp and pageantry.

 
Fulton's Pancake House and Sugar Bush

Fulton's Pancake House and Sugar Bush

Fulton's four-season destination near Ottawa specializes in group tours, conference and banquet facilities and the Spring Maple Syrup Season.

Laurier house

Laurier House

This victorian mansion served as the home for two of Canada's most renowned Prime Ministers, and is a preserved showcase to their lifestyles.

 
Mackenzie King Estate

Mackenzie King Estate

In the heart of Gatineau Park, discover the magic of the Mackenzie King Estate, with its romantic gardens and picturesque ruins.

Parliament Hill

Parliament Hill

The seat of Canada's federal government and the setting for national celebrations the year round, Parliament Hill is the most visited Ottawa attraction. Truly a must-see!

 
Parliament of Canada

Parliament of Canada Tours

All tours and programs are free and offered English and French.

 rideau canal

Rideau Canal

Ontario's first UNESCO World Heritage Site winds its way through the city, starting from the beautiful and historic locks at the Ottawa River.

 
Rideau Canal Skateway

Rideau Canal Skateway

An historic waterway spring through fall, the Ottawa portion of the Rideau Canal freezes over in winter to become the world's largest naturally frozen skating rink.

Rideau Hall

Rideau Hall

The stately home and gardens of the Governor General, the Queen's representative in Canada.

 
Sound and Light Show

Sound and Light Show

The dramatic Sound and Light Show is a sight to behold, a dramatic and eye-popping experience telling Canada's history through the ages.

Stanley's Olde Maple Lane Farm

Stanley's Olde Maple Lane Farm

Modern facilities available for wedding receptions, corporate retreats and company functions.

 
Supreme Court Exterior

Supreme Court of Canada

The highest judicial court in the country, and the setting for some of the country's most landmark cases welcomes visitors to tour its hallowed halls and chambers.

Upper Canada Village

Upper Canada Village

See first-hand the life of 19th century pioneers in an authentically recreated historic village setting.

 

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