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Ottawa Event Calendar

15OCT

Rendez-vous des Saveurs de l'Outaouais

October 15 - 19, 2014
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6NOV

Ottawa Food and Wine Festival

November 6 - 9, 2014

 
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2014-2015Ottawa Visitor Guide

View our Ottawa Visitor Guide online to plan your stay in Canada’s Capital region.

2014-2015 Ottawa Visitor Guide
 

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Special Exhibits

Special Exhibits

Highlights of the special exhibits happening at our national museums and gallery.

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Ottawa Shines in Amazing Race Canada Finale

Ottawa Shines in Amazing Race Canada Finale

Canada’s lovely capital, Ottawa, set the stage for the exciting end of The Amazing Race Canada, whose season two finale aired on CTV Sunday September 21, 2014.

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Ottawa’s Culinary Delights

Ottawa’s Culinary Delights

In the variety of neighbourhoods across the city you’ll discover plenty of culinary delights. Over the last few years, Ottawa’s dining scene has earned many accolades and received recognition for a number of its eateries, gaining a reputation for innovative ideas and delicious cuisine.

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Haunting season spooks its way into Ottawa this October

Haunting season spooks its way into Ottawa this October

If you’re coming to visit Ottawa during the month of October, you’ll definitely learn that Ottawa doesn’t mess around when it comes to Halloween festivities. Ready to be spooked?

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Ottawa’s Shopping Scene

Ottawa’s Shopping Scene

When it comes to travelling, most of us can't wait to bring back a few souvenirs to remember our trip! Enjoy the shops and boutiques as you wander through the neighbourhoods of Canada’s capital or explore a shopping experience such as Rideau Centre.

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Ottawa’s Craft Beer Scene

Ottawa’s Craft Beer Scene

Whether you’re brand new to the craft beer scene or you’re an experienced connoisseur, Ottawa’s bursting craft brewery scene is sure to surprise and delight. From emerging breweries, to beer festivals and special events, Ottawa’s craft beer scene continues to thrive and grow, offering a vast array of brews and interesting places to enjoy them!

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Bytown Museum

The Bytown Museum puts Ottawa into focus. Located on the Rideau Canal, between Parliament Hill and the Fairmont Château Laurier hotel, the museum, which adopted the original name of this city, is housed within the oldest stone building in the capital. The Bytown Museum takes special care to fully understand the building of the Rideau Canal, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The museum also examines how Ottawa transformed from a rowdy lumber town, full of pubs and weekly brawls, into the capital of the country.

 

Fast Facts

  • The Museum is housed in the oldest stone building in Ottawa, beside a series of 8 dramatic stepped locks that connect the Rideau Canal to the Ottawa River.
  • The Museum building served as a treasury and storehouse during the construction of the Rideau Canal, built in 1827.
  • Ottawa was originally called Bytown - after Lieutenant-Colonel John By, who supervised construction of the Rideau Canal.
  • This three-story museum displays artefacts and items chronicling not only the construction of the Rideau Canal, but also the early days of Bytown as a rough and tumble lumber town and its transformation into the nation's capital.
  • Audio tours of the Bytown Museum are available in 6 languages - English, French, Spanish, German, Mandarin and Japanese - included with the price of admission and available to be downloaded from their website prior to visiting.
 

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