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Ottawa

The capital city of Canada.

Ottawa is the capital city of Canada and it is the fourth largest city in Canada. Toronto, Montreal & Calgary are higher. It stands on the south bank of the Ottawa River in the eastern portion of southern Ontario. Ottawa city is the most educated in Canada, and the 2016 census reported a population of 934,243.

There is so much to see and do in Ottawa. You can discover Canada’s proud heritage at impressive national sites and famous landmarks, including the Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).

Ottawa is home to The Canadian War Museum which houses over 3.75 million artifacts, The Canadian Museum of Nature, the Canadian Museum of History, Canadian Children's Museum, the Canadian Postal Museum and a 3D IMAX theatre.

There are so many world famous events and festivals take place in Ottawa. The major ones are Winterlude, the largest festival in Canada, and Canada Day celebrations, Bluesfest, Canadian Tulip Festival, Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, Ottawa International Jazz Festival, Fringe Festival and Folk Music Festival.

The Ottawa city is also home to the Canada Agriculture Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, the Canada Science and Technology Museum, Billings Estate Museum, Bytown Museum, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Canadian Ski Museum, Currency Museum, and the Portrait Gallery of Canada.

Here's a partial listing of the top attractions in Ottawa

Parliament Building, Ottawa

The seat of Canada's federal government, Parliament Hill is the most visited Ottawa attraction. Most of the guided tours take visitors through public galleries, to the Senate and House of Commons (when not in session) and to the top of the Peace Tower, where an observation deck provides the most dramatic 360 degree view of the Capital.

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Rideau Canal

The Rideau Canal is an engineering masterpiece that permits boats to navigate on the Rideau River against the downward elevation towards Ottawa. It was originally built in order to offer an alternate route and access to the St. Laurence River from Kingston in case of an American naval embargo.

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Lady Dive Tours

Lady Dive Tours, Ottawa

Discover Canada’s Capital Region. Lady Dive started their Ottawa-Gatineau city tours in 1999 with it’s very popular and unique Amphibus vehicle. An Amphi-bus is a vehicle that can travel on both land and water.

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