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Ottawa Event Calendar

30JAN

Winterlude

Jan 30 – Feb 16, 2015

 

30JAN

Gatineau Winter Beerfest

Jan 30 - 31, 2015

 

7FEB

Canadian Ski Marathon

Feb 7 - 8, 2015

 
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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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Winter Features

Get a Third Night 1/2 Price!

Get a Third Night 1/2 Price!

See the city for longer - buy two nights and get the 3rd consecutive night at half price at participating hotels.

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Special Exhibits

Special Exhibits

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

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Trip Planning

Get ideas and info from our Ottawa Insiders on things to do in in Canada’s Capital region. Create a list of your favourites and start planning your trip!

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Winterlude Packing Guide

Winterlude Packing Guide

Especially if this is your first visit to Ottawa in the winter, we urge you to refer to this packing guide to make sure you enjoy yourselves to the fullest.

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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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Canadian Museum of History (formerly the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

Gorgeous architecture and world-renowned exhibitions convene to create Canada’s most-visited museum. Located on the banks of the Ottawa River — with a stunning view of Parliament Hill, the National Gallery of Canada, and downtown Ottawa — the Canadian Museum of History (formerly the Canadian Museum of Civilization) provides detailed insight into 20,000 years of human history. Let your eyes wander high into the sky as you take in the world’s largest indoor collection of totem poles, walk through impressive life-sized recreations of Canadian settlements over the past 1000 years, and sit back to enjoy an IMAX film. Have your little ones in tow? Well, the museum is also home to the Canadian Children’s Museum, filled with hands-on games and exhibits.

 

Fast Facts

  • Canada's most visited museum.
  • Home to the world's largest indoor collection of totem poles and the First Peoples Hall highlighting the cultural, historic and artistic achievements of Canada's First Peoples.
  • Canada Hall lets visitors walk through 1000 years of Canadian history, including townscapes and environments from across the country, from pre-European settlement to the present day.
  • Includes an IMAX® theatre and Canadian Children's Museum.
  • Presents special and blockbuster exhibitions covering a wide array of topics.
 

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