Ottawa is a very compact city that is easily accessible. Most hotels are within easy walking distance of Parliament Hill and museums. Find your way around the National Capital Region with the help of... more
The Canadian Centennial was a year long celebration held in 1967 when Canada celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation. This monument was created on Jan 1967 to mark the beginning... more
'Territorial Prerogative' created by Bruce Garner in 1980. The sculpture stands at the entrance to the Sparks Street Mall. On the same street you will find another Bruce Garner's sculpture 'Joy'... more
Downtown Ottawa is bordered by the Ottawa River to the north, the Rideau Canal to the east, Gloucester Street to the south and Bronson Avenue to the west. 'The towers of downtown Ottawa are not as... more
The Rideau Canal is a man built channel that connects Ottawa to Kingston, Ontario, which sits on the northeast corner of Lake Ontario. The waterway was built after the War of 1812 as a means to... more
Will Longstaff is my favorite war artist and his painting called "Ghosts of Vimy Ridge" is my favorite painting in Canada. In 1931 Longstaff painted Ghosts of Vimy Ridge in which he portrayed the... more
When visiting Ottawa - particularly in and around the Byward Market you absolutely MUST get a beaver tail! Fried dough sprinkled with sugar and then you can choose any topping you like! Anytime I... more
If you can handle the cold, then there's nothing more enjoyable to go skating on the world's longest skating rink, the Rideau Canal. It is usually open for a couple months during the winter months,... more
Take in a show at the Canadian National Arts Center. Once, when we were there, we went to a lovely Bel Canto Café upstairs and enjoyed some delightful operatic entertainment while enjoying a light... more
I grew up in Ottawa and went to the University of Ottawa. In the winters, Ottawa is cold and gets a lot of snow. It is in a snow belt. You can drive an hour south to Cornwall and there could be 3 feet... more
Ottawa is a little unusual in that it has two Roman Catholic Basilicas - one for the Irish community, the other for the French. This is the French Basilica.
The building was originally constructed in... more
Ottawa is very beautiful during autumn, and although we get the same color effect here in Sweden, being there really made me appreciate what I have here. These shots are far from perfect, as they were... more
In Canada the first language is English but don't forget that we also speak French. Some do anyways. The culture here in Ottawa and in most of Canad is similar to the one in the USA. We have many... more
A mere 200 years ago Ottawa didn't even exist as a placename, far less as a city, with the only settlement in the area being Wrightsville (which became Hull and is now Gatineau) on the northern bank...