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  • 1. Statues

    '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'...

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  • 2. Views of Ottawa

    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...

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  • 3. Parliament Hill

    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...

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  • 4. Ottawa Area Museums

    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...

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  • 5. Rideau Canal

    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...

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  • 6. General city Information

    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...

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  • 7. Byward Market

    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...

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  • 8. Skating the Rideau Canal

    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,...

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  • 9. National Art Gallery of Canada

    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...

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  • 10. Cycling in Ottawa

    The best ways to experience the beautiful sights and streets of Ottawa are either walking or cycling in the city. The roads and walkways are well developed and the city is easy to navigate....

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  • 11. Notre-Dame Basilica

    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...

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  • 12. Winters

    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...

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  • 13. Autumn scenery

    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...

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  • 14. Canadian culture

    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...

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  • 15. Airport & Bus Service

    Despite the full four seasons, both our Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport~ YOW and OC Transit facilities are amongst the top 5% of the...

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  • 16. Public Art - Dancing Bear

    Courtney hugs the Dancing Bear sculpture in one of the historic courtyards near Byward Market. It's the work of Inuit artist Pauta Saila, who created an...

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  • 17. University of Ottawa - Tabaret Hall (1905)

    Neoclassic design in the central administrative building at the University of Ottawa. The architect was the Hungarian-born American Albert von Herbulis...

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  • 18. Public Art - Samuel de Champlain at Nepean Point

    Samuel de Champlain (1567-1635) looks out from Nepean Point, standing in Ontario, looking toward Quebec. Symbolic, perhaps?This 1915 sculpture by Hamilton...

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  • 19. St. Brigit's Centre for the Arts (1890)

    310 St. Patrick Street, in the Lower Town of Ottawa. A historic marker on the buildings reads: "This limestone church was constructed following the decision of...

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  • 20. Langevin Block (1889)

    Second Empire pile across from Parliament Hill in Ottawa. (The rounded arches above the windows on the lower floors also make me think of the Romanesque...

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  • 21. USEFUL LINKS

    Local tourist information Center:Capital Information Centre 90 Wellington Street (across Parliament Hill)Hours:Summertime: Daily: 8.30AM - 9PMWintertime: Daily:...

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  • 22. The Plaza Bridge

    The Plaza Bridge crosses the Rideau Canal just south of the Ottawa locks. The Plaza Bridge was originally two bridges - the Sappers Bridge and the Dufferin...

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  • 23. Supreme Court of Canada

    The Supreme Court of Canada building (completed in 1946) is right next to the National Library on Wellington Street.Guided tours are available upon request. All...

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  • 24. Sparks Street

    Sparks street (downtown Ottawa) was converted into an outdoor pedestrian street in 1966. It runs from Elgin Street in the east to Bronson Avenue. Sparks Street...

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  • 25. The main post office

    The original main post office stands at the eastern end Sparks Street. The Central Post Office was constructed between 1938 and 1939. It is a fine example of...

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